Jackson relief song on track

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[b]Jackson relief song on track[/b] [img]http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/source/xxviii/296/images/t_MJ.jpg[/img] By TARIQ KHONJI FINISHING touches are now being put to the final production of Michael Jackson’s Hurricane Katrina relief song – which is being released on Bahraini label 2 Seas Records, according to a statement released by his publicist Raymone Bain yesterday. The label belongs to Southern Governor Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who is reportedly spearheading the project. Recording artists Keisha Cole, Ciara, Snoop Dogg, Babyface and R Kelly are among singer taking part in the song, I Have This Dream. It was written by Mr Jackson in response to Hurricane Katrina, which happened at the end of last August and was the most destructive and costliest natural disaster in the history of the US. “This project is in response to the widespread devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina,” said Shaikh Abdulla in the statement. “It is my hope that the proceeds from this recording will make a tremendous difference to all individuals affected by this tragedy in the US.” No release date for the song has been announced, but a spokesman said it is due out “very soon”. He also said more than 10 additional artistes participating in the production would be named. Most of the participants recorded their parts in Los Angeles, while Mr Jackson himself recorded in London. Mr Jackson became friends with Shaikh Abdulla as a result of the latter’s friendship with his brother Jermaine, who has long-standing links with Bahrain and converted to Islam following a visit here in 1989. It was revealed that Bahrain is currently the pop star’s legal home after he was summoned for jury duty in the US. His lawyers told California court officials that he would not be able to serve because he was no longer living at his Neverland Valley Ranch fulltime and that Bahrain was his new home. Mr Jackson first came here on June 29 as a guest of Shaikh Abdulla. He has been spotted around town several times, including in Bahrain Mall and Seef Mall. He is also reportedly in discussion with Bahrain-based AJJ Holdings to act as a consultant for possible entertainment projects in the Gulf, including theme parks and music academies. Source: [url=http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=132244&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=28296]http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?A…W&IssueID=28296[/url]

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