I am delighted to announce that a track that I composed music for and provided spoken word was included in the new album by Action Moves People United (AMPU) which was released on Sep 21 (World Peace Day). The selection entitled “A Dream Of Peace” features words by Prof Ed McCarthy and Renee Ruwe. The guitar accompaniment and spoken word was recorded by Brian Sargent at Aberrant Sound in Wrentham, MA this past spring (with piano/keyboards added by Paul Martuano). It was edited and mixed by Rupam Sarmah.
I’m really proud to have been asked to be part of this project and encourage you to check out more of what AMPU does.
See and like the AMPU Facebook page here and read more about the project below.
OVER 300 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS CONTRIBUTE from over 30 countries featuring Dan Aykroyd, Julian Lennon, Kathy Sledge, Alan White, Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Patrick Moraz, Annie Haslam, Janis Ian, Martin Barre, Colin Andrews, Lillias White, and many other artists!
Action Moves People United, a World Peace Project with UNESCO – U.S. Federation of UNESCO Clubs & Associations, is produced by Grammy® Winner Kevin Mackie, award winning producer Krista Wallhagen, and Guinness World Record® holder musician and award winning filmmaker Rupam Sarmah.
Through media initiatives, in collaboration with artists, authors, and organizations from all around the world, AMPU’s mission of establishing a peaceful planet and a healthy biosphere will be an ongoing commitment. One of the goals for the project is to pair up artists who live in opposing countries for collaborations that go beyond politics, religion and borders.
The team has produced a musical spoken word album that will exchange ideas, stories, and information focused on bringing about World Peace through individual responsibility, Education, and helping each other. The goal of the project is to raise awareness of environmental and humanitarian crisis and find actionable solutions.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) strives to promote peace and security among nations through education, science, and culture.
“I pray for the moment of mass consciousness when we all wake up and bring peace into our own hearts and souls. It’s a challenge and it’s going to take every one of us to make it happen,” says Dan Aykroyd.
The double CD album with 45 tracks of Musical Spoken Word and Songs will be officially released on Sept 21, 2016. The album is available for digital download on iTunes, Amazon, and other stores worldwide. Please visit the site for details: www.ActionMovesPeopleUnited.org