Promise (承诺) is the theme song for Artiste 512 Fundraising Campaign in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. It’s performed by various artists from the region to raise funds for the victims of Sichuan earthquake on May 12, 2008.
Over 69,000 people lost their lives in the quake, with more than 18,000 still missing. Close to five millions people are also left homeless.
The song is adapted from an old one by Hong Kong rock band Beyond, with new lyrics written by Andy Lau. The objectives of song are to encourage the victims and to show the artists’ commitment to help them along the way.
The above video featured mostly artist from mainland China. The below version featured Hong Kong celebrities. A few Taiwanese stars also appeared in these videos; a larger number took park in concurrent concert(s) instead.
Over 100 celebrities in these music videos. I put some in the tags below but it’s difficult to name all of them. Stay strong Sichuan. Kudos to the artists.
Also kudos to everyone who made an effort to help, especially the rescue and relief workers. And kudos to ordinary people who contributed in any ways.