WTC FAMILIES RECORD TRIBUTE IN SONG
 By MAGGIE HABERMAN
July 26, 2002 --
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A group of 9/11 victims' relatives who've pledged to make their voices heard are using a new method - songs.

A handful of family members lent their voices to two songs - "Wake Up Everybody" and "I Cried" - that condemn the Sept. 11 terror attacks and the pain they caused.

New York producer Terry E. Lewis said the songs were recorded with a hip-hop group called "Angels with Broken Wings" - and that three-quarters of the royalties will be devoted to a coalition of family members representing victims' relatives.

"It's sending a message," Lewis said.

Bill Doyle, who lost his son in the World Trade Center attacks and sings on the album, said the proceeds will be used for 9/11 family members' health-care needs, costs of the coalition's effort to spread information, and even the permanent tribute that will eventually be at Ground Zero.

"I think [Lewis] is very sincere," said Doyle, who organized the families who are involved in the project.

He added that the producer is trying "to do a good thing for the families."

Monica Iken, a WTC widow and co-founder of September's Mission, said she agreed to sing on the album because she wanted to support things "that help to continue what we're doing, our work with newsletters [and creating] an information source for the families."

 


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