Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and U2 are just a few of the artists who appear on For the Lady: Dedicated to Freeing Aung San Suu Kyi and the Courageous People of Burma, an album benefiting the U.S. Campaign for Burma (also known as Myanmar). Suu Kyi, a Nobel Prize-winning freedom fighter, has been imprisoned by the repressive regime for more than a decade. In July, Ani DiFranco and Damien Rice, who both contributed tracks to the album, toured refugee camps along the country’s southeastern border. “As soon as we made music with people, we were instantly family,” says DiFranco.
This story is from the November 25th, 2004 issue of Rolling Stone.