By Tim Saunders on
Monkey Man – a cover of a song oringinally recorded in 1969 by reggae group The Maytals – features on the Wiggles’ latest children’s album, Go Bananas, which is to released worldwide today, March 23. The band – made up of Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Sam Moran, and Jeff Fatt – have been UNICEF Australia Goodwill Ambassadors since February, 2008, and are helping UNICEF work towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce by half the proportion of people without access to safe water and basic sanitation by 2015. With album and ticket sales in the millions, The Wiggles have picked up a swag of celebity fans, including Coldplay's Chris Martin, who met the band and covered one of their songs during his recent tour of Australia.
All performance royalties from this track will go to UNICEF, and UNICEF Australian CEO Carolyn Hardy says the organization is thrilled that the superstars have teamed up to help vulnerable children around the world.
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