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DNC Music Minute: 'Yes We Can'

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DNC Music Minute: 'Yes We Can'

DNC Music Minute: 'Yes We Can'

DNC Music Minute: 'Yes We Can'

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As part of the program's Music Minute from the Democratic National Convention, listen to a portion of the song, Yes We Can, by popular musician Will-I-Am. The song was based on a speech given by democratic candidate Barack Obama.

CHERYL CORLEY, host:

Voices from the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Denver. And everyday of this Democratic Convention week we've been giving you what we've been calling a musical minute and as we look forward to Barack Obama's speech tonight, we thought it apt play a song that's made from an Obama speech entitled "Yes We Can" by will.i.am.

(Soundbite of song "Yes We Can")

Mr. WILL.I.AM and Senator BARACK OBAMA: (Singing) It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation. Yes we can. It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail toward freedom. Yes we can. It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness. Yes we can. It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballots; a president who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a king who took us to the mountaintop and pointed the way to the Promised Land. Yes we can to justice and equality.

CORLEY: That's our program for today. I'm Cheryl Corley and this is Tell Me More from NPR News. Let's talk more tomorrow.

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