VA - World Music for War Child (2015)
World Music for War Child is the first world music compilation produced by the UK’s most established world music label, ARC Music, in support of the UK charity War Child. All profits from this album go to War Child UK in aid of children in war-torn regions around the world. War Child UK is a London-based charity providing life-changing support to the most vulnerable children whose families, communities and schools have been destroyed by war. War Child UK has already made a lasting mark in the music industry as the first recipient of the Special Recognition BRIT Award 2013 for the legendary No.1 album – HELP – recorded in just 24 hours in 1995, which raised a staggering £1.25 million to help children in Bosnia.
VA - World Music for War Child (2015)
Pop, Soul, World | ARC
320 kbps | MP3 | unmixed | 2014 | 01:29:10 | 211 Mb
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03. Peace Is the Only Way (Live)
04. Africa Moo Baalu
05. Zhi Wai Gang Seng
08. Ya Mal Elsham
09. Children's Song No. 1
10. Better Days
11. Mayn Rue Platz / Ruchi Tlifaat
12. About Change
14. Bashana Haba'ah
15. Kali Kal Bhai
16. Freedom Song
17. What Time Will It Be"
World Music for War Child features 17 songs and instrumentals about peace, children and a better future for all people on this Earth. The opening track is Peace written by Kenyan soul singer/songwriter Slim Ali in collaboration with Geoffrey Ngao, Nick Kim and Henry Nbagho, collectively known as The Hodi Boys. World Music for War Child also features artists whose own lives have been impacted by war, the Kurdish singer Sakîna Teyna sings a re-mix of Narînê while exiled Tibetan-born Techung sings Snow Lion of Peace.
Containing 90 minutes of world music carefully chosen from ARC Music’s catalogue of artists, World Music for War Child has global appeal with music from Kurdistan, Israel, Senegal, Syria, Afghanistan, Tibet, Namibia and beyond. Senegalese kora player Maher Cissoko sings a plea for peace to African leaders - Africa Moo Baalu – with his wife, Swedish guitarist and singer Sousou Cissoko, while Blessings Nqo Nkomo from Zimbabwe performs Lumhlaba – literally ‘this world.’ Namibia’s RFI Award-winning guitarist singer/songwriter – Elemotho – sings high and low for Better Days and then the haunting voices of Russian folklore ensemble Arinushka sing About Change written by Lithuanian composer Linas Rimša.
Canadian singer and multilinguist Lenka Lichtenberg, of Czech-Jewish descent, perhaps best summarises the message of this album as she sings, ‘ Peace is the only way, the only way is peace.’
World Music for War Child features instrumentals from the UK’s leading tango group, Tango Siempre, with a track called Peace; Jason Carter performing jazz maestro Chick Corea’s Children’s Song No.1 and Iraq’s Ahmed Mukhtar performing Childhood on traditional instruments.
From 'HELP' to 'Heroes' – War Child has always aimed not to make 'charity records' but to make fantastic records that happen to make money for charity. World Music for War Child aims to continue this beneficial tradition.
Our thanks go to all the artists on this compilation who have donated the royalties for their songs to the War Child charity. For the past 20 years, War Child has helped over 800,000 children suffering the most violent crimes and is supported by some of the top musicians in the world including Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay and David Bowie. World Music for War Child is released on January 8th as a digital only worldwide release.
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