Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Project Ahimsa, a global effort to empower youth through music, released its first album today on iTunes. The album contains "El tiburón del Lago Cocibolca" played by the children of "Rhythm in the barrios".
See the pictures of our children at the recording studio last year.
What is Global Lingo?
Global Lingo is an innovative benefit album that is uniting real "Slumdog Musicaires" from around the world to join forces with other artists and activists to create an album that speaks the universal language of music. Unlike many other "benefit" albums, Global Lingo is an album MADE by beneficiaries using talents and skills cultivated in supported programs.
Renowned musicians such as Michael Franti and Spearhead (San Francisco), Karsh Kale (UK), J-Boogie (San Francisco), Funkadesi (Chicago), Tablapusher (San Francisco), DK (NYC), Sunny Jain (San Francisco), and Janaka Selecta (LA) have donated or joined forces with our sponsored programs such as Youth Movement Records in Oakland, California (USA), Manav Sadhna in Gujarat (India) and Ritmo en los Barrios in Granada (Nicaragua), and beyond to record and remix original tracks for the Global Lingo CD project; a musical celebration of diversity, delivering funky rhythms of reggae, bhangra, hip hop and electronica in a mix-tastic compilation album.
What is Project Ahimsa?
Project Ahimsa is a global effort to empower youth through music. This mission is fulfilled through producing events, supporting youth music educators, donating musical instruments, and developing innovative cultural arts programming. To date, Project Ahimsa has raised funds for these efforts impacting more than 10,000 children in underserved areas worldwide.
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