Entitled "A Little Hope," the song was originally written for the 2009 Broadway in South Africa benefit concert. Bean's recording is now available for purchase on iTunes.
Proceeds from the single will benefit Broadway in South Africa, a non-profit organization that provides a cross-cultural exchange between youth in need and artists who seek to use their talents for positive, global change.
Vocals for "A Little Hope" were recorded in New York, London and Africa, and feature the Tada! Resident Youth Ensemble and Voices of Africa with background vocals by Natalie Weiss, Lillie Cooper, Erin Willis, Stuart Matthew Price, Jodie Jacobs and Bean.
The charity single was arranged and orchestrated by Jesse Vargas. The Sound of Africa vocals were arranged by Bryan Schimmel.
Musicians include Hiroko Taguchi, Kiku Enomoto, Yuiko Kamakari, Antonia Nelson, Tawnya Popoff, David Fallo, David Blinn, Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Allison Seidner, Laura Bontrager, Steve Gilewski, Shannon Ford, Chris Delis, Christopher D. Littlefield and David Mancuso. Cover art was designed by Robbie Rozelle and photographed by Francyne Carr.
To purchase the benefit single, click here.