SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alt-pop/adult contemporary singer-songwriter Jennifer Saran has teamed up with South African Grammy-winning male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Grammy and Emmy-winning producer, drummer, singer and songwriter Narada Michael Walden (Producer/Co-writer), known for his work with Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey, to create her newest single, "Wake Up." The song releases Friday, November 11. Making a special guest appearance on the track is Grammy-winner and legend Carlos Santana (Featured Guitarist), whose guitar licks generate inspiring vibes.
Watch the video now: https://youtu.be/WAzK3mAlmrA
The stunning collaboration is a heartfelt appeal to the world to recognize and address inequality and impoverishment, a cause incredibly personal and important to all the amazing artists involved. "Wake Up" will be featured on Saran's third album, produced and co-written by Narada Michael Walden, which will be released in early 2017.
Each of the legendary guest artists joining her on the song believe strongly in the cause. Carlos Santana, whose searing guitar work is featured on the track, says Saran's song is "a beautiful mission of sound and healing."
Proceeds from sales of the song, which is available now on iTunes, will go directly to the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation. As an outspoken defender of human rights and campaigner for the oppressed, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is one of the world's most revered peacemakers. The mission of his US-based nonprofit is to support and promote the creation of a culture of peace throughout the world.
This holiday season, Saran re-releases, "Merry Christmas, You Are Loved," another collaboration with Narada Michael Walden. Last year the two released "Christmas Is Really My Thang" - https://youtu.be/T-D0Dp0rMhA.
Buy "Merry Christmas, You are Loved" here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/merry-christmas-you-are-loved/id1061239668
For more information about The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation please visit: http://www.tutufoundationusa.org
SOURCE Jennifer Saran; Narada Michael Walden