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New Roger Waters "The Child Will Fly" music video Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 31 May 2014

Roger Waters in Buenos AiresSix years ago, Roger Waters recorded a song for the Fundación Alas, a foundation to help improve health and education for children in Latin America. Two years ago, Roger, who was in Buenos Aires performing a record breaking set of nine Wall concerts at the Estadio River Plate, chose the city to film the promo video for the song, which is called "The Child Will Fly".

Working with the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and with the support of the Spanish International Cooperation Agency, Alas made a contribution of $2 million for 22 early childhood centers serving more than 2,000 children in neighborhoods with high poverty levels.

The theme song was intended to help raise awareness about the importance of early education as a tool for children, with financial and cultural projects hopefully opening a world of greater possibilities. The track features the collaboration with Roger of different international and Latin artists such as Shakira, Eric Clapton, Pedro Aznar and Gustavo Cerati, who have worked actively with Alas.

The video features the artistic supervision of Roger Waters and was directed by Argentine Diego Kaplan and has just become available online - as you can see below. If you want to have a quick look behind the scenes of the shoot, you can do so through this link [link removed]. Our thanks to Nico Ibanez, Martin Geyer, Stevie Hunter and Claudio David Knaup for letting us know about the availability of this new footage!

UPDATE: both videos have now been removed from Youtube due to copyright claims. Seems they shouldn't have been posted on the video sharing service by the various parties that did this.

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