Buju in "American Prayer" video


BUJU38_edit.jpgThe video for the song "American Prayer" written by Dave Stewart and U2's Bono, in support of Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama, will be aired on ABC's The View on Thursday, September 18, to coincide with his guest appearance on the talk show.

The song features Obama supporters Whoppi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Macy Gray, Beyonce, Cyndi Lauper, Kareen Abdul-Jabbar among others, and Jamaican Reggae Dancehall star Buju Banton.

A representative from Stewart's camp explained Buju's inclusion by saying that with Dave's love for "...Jamaican Dancehall culture music it made sense to reach out to one of its biggest stars."

According to Stewart, the lyrics of the song, which inspired the video, highlights "...the moment America finds itself in, daring to re-imagine itself and its place in the world."