Rihanna will join Wyclef Jean for a special episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” today, focusing on the devastation in Haiti in the wake of last week’s 7.0 earthquake and what people can do to help. Wyclef will give a first-hand account of his recent visit to his home country; R&B singer Maxwell will also be on hand for the special.
Rihanna will perform her version of Bob Marley’s classic “Redemption Song,” which you can hear below and is currently available for sale on iTunes, RihannaNow.com and Oprah.com. All proceeds will directly benefit organizations spearheading relief efforts in Haiti, including the Red Cross, UNICEF, Oxfam America and Partners in Health.
Though the original was more subtle, RiRi’s version includes an organ, shakers, a piano, a more up-beat acoustic guitar and a not-so-nice high note at the end.