Bob Dylan to sing for water, sustainable development

Singer Bob Dylan has written a new version of his 1969 song "A hard rain's a-gonna fall" in honor of Expo Zaragoza 2008: water and sustainable development. Dylan, who was recently awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize, is to collaborate with the International Exposition by fronting the publicity campaign for the environmental event that is to take place next year. Amaral, the biggest selling group of 2005 in Spain, has been chosen to interpret the Spanish version of the song...

Feb 25th, 2008

• Dylan presents a new version of 'A hard rain's a-gonna fall' for Expo Zaragoza 2008

ZARAGOSA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2008 -- The famous singer Bob Dylan has written a new version of his 1969 song "A hard rain's a-gonna fall," showing commitment to the values of Expo Zaragoza 2008: water and sustainable development.

Dylan, who was recently awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize, is to collaborate with the International Exposition by fronting the publicity campaign for the environmental event that is to take place next year. His manager, Johnna Jackson, stated this week that, "Bob Dylan personally chose the song and has made a unique and original version for this project. He feels personally very proud to be able to participate."

The new advertisement will be broadcasted on television channels throughout Spain. With Dylan's music, the campaign will symbolize the importance and the global awareness that society must have of our planet's resources, especially water, and the care that must be taken of them.

Also, the biggest selling group of 2005 in Spain, Amaral, is the act chosen by Bob Dylan and Expo 2008 to interpret the Spanish version of the song.

Expo Zaragoza 2008 will open its doors from 14th June to 14th September 2008 and will receive, within its surface area of 25 hectares, over 5 million visitors. Among the official participants are over 100 countries and many companies, international institutions and NGOs. Expo 2008 will host over 3,400 shows and a considerable number of conferences and debates on the subject of "Water and Sustainable Development."

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Also see:
-- "Second session of 'Expo 2008: international showcase' series to deal with Water Tower"
-- "Citizens' Initiatives Pavilion to support universal right to water"
-- "15,000 volunteers will be human face of Expo"

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