Listen to Ringo Starr's Peace Anthem 'Now the Time Has Come,' Feat. Fonseca
by Griselda Flores
Ringo Starr photographed on June 13, 2016, in New York City.
The Beatles legend recorded a new version of the song to celebrate Colombian peace treaty.
Following the peace treaty signed by Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the rebel group FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) earlier this week, Ringo Starr premieres a new version of his peace anthem "Now the Time Has Come" featuring Colombian superstar Fonseca, who sings a Spanish verse on the powerful track.
In his verse, the Latin Grammy nominee expresses his feelings toward the recent peace treaty -- which would end five decades of conflict in his native country. "I talk about so many years dreaming of peace, about the millions that left without a reason, I say that what we are doing is not easy but we do it for those yet to come, for the next generations," he told the Associated Press.
Adding: "This has been very exciting. First, getting an invitation from Ringo Starr's people was a surprise. And to see that he also wants to join the peace process in Colombia with a song about hope, as a Colombian and as a musician, this is a privilege."
"Now the Time Has Come," written by the ex-Beatle and producer Bruce Sugar, was initially premiered in partnership with United Nations in celebration of the International Day of Peace.
Listen to the new release of "Now the Time Has Come":
Ringo Starr's peace anthem gets a Colombian voice
By Ron Brown, Rivet
Published Sat Oct 01 2016
Fonseca who wrote and recorded a new verse for the song about a peace treaty signed between Columbia and the FARC.
Ringo Starr's added a new voice to his peace anthem "Now The Time Has Come". It's Colombian singer-songwriter Fonseca.Fonseca wrote and recorded a verse in Spanish for a new version of the song at the ex-Beatles' request.He had a single day to do it.Fonseca's won four Latin Grammy awards. He was contacted by Starr's team and put himself to work immediately: The song is in honor of the recently reached Colombian peace treaty.It was originally created for the United Nation's International Peace Day, September 21st.In his contribution, Fonseca expresses his feelings about the recently signed peace treaty between the government of Colombia and the FARC.