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Sing for Hope Partners with MakeSense
September 25, 2018

 

Sing for Hope is honored to partner with makesense for an exclusive and intimate screening of WAYNAK during UN week in New York. Waynak (Where are you?) is the first short documentary that lets you discover and collaborate with social entrepreneurs in the Near East and Europe, currently developing short, middle, and long-term solutions to impact the Refugees Crisis. The documentary was selected at the Doc Corner of Cannes Festival in 2017. Waynak was produced by What Took You So Long and makesense

 

The screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion with leading Social Entrepreneurs building impact every day on the refugee topic.

The event will include:

– Introduction by MakeSense

– Performance by Sing for Hope Artist Partner/renowned violinist Daisy Joplin

– Exclusive Screening of Waynak

– Roundtable and Q&A with leading Social Entrepreneurs working on the refugee topic

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Legion of Peace
September 18, 2018

GRAMMY ® NOMINEE LORI HENRIQUES TO RELEASE
LEGION OF PEACE: SONGS INSPIRED BY NOBEL LAUREATES

A NEW CHILDREN’S ALBUM featuring JOEY ALEXANDER on piano with spoken word introduction by
NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE MUHAMMAD YUNUS

 

OUT SEPTEMBER 21

(The International Day of Peace)

ON MOTÉMA MUSIC

 

Eight Original Songs Inspired by Nobel Peace Laureates
Four Piano Improvisations by Joey Alexander
Introduction by Muhammad Yunus

 

Legion of Peace is an exciting new album of children’s music inspired by Nobel Peace laureates, performed by some of the most compelling musicians on today’s international jazz scene. Singer-songwriter Lori Henriques (2015 GRAMMY ® Award Nominee, Best Children’s Album) has written beautiful, timely songs about some of our planet’s greatest peacemakers, conveying life-lessons via hummable tunes that resonate for all ages.

 

Lori’s quintet on the album is helmed by three-time GRAMMY ® -nominated teenage piano phenom Joey Alexander, and includes Eddie Barbash (saxophone) and Joe Saylor (drums) – known nationally for their work in the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Appearing as featured guests are fellow Motéma artists Pedrito Martinez, a GRAMMY ® nominated Cuban music innovator, and Oran Etkin, acclaimed clarinetist and founder of the innovative Timbalooloo children’s music method.

 

With musical portraits of beloved laureates Desmond TutuMalala Yousafzai, Leymah Gbowee, Jimmy Carter, and four others, the album is an entertaining call to action to work towards peace and justice in whatever ways we can, large or small. Interspersed throughout the songs are solo-piano interludes improvised by Joey Alexander, and the lead track is a moving spoken-word introduction by laureate Muhammad Yunus, the captivating creator of the microcredit movement who is known affectionately throughout the world as the “Banker to the Poor.” Dr. Yunus’ introduction invites listeners to let the spirit of peacemaking that courses through the album inspire them to work for peace and justice in their own communities.

 

In Dr. Yunus’ words, “When we listen to one another, we create a framework for understanding and for building peace. Our musician friends have helped us turn these laureates’ stories into songs, and we hope these songs inspire you to take action.” Produced by New York Times best-selling author and multi-GRAMMY ® -winning producer Kabir Sehgal (who also plays bass on the album), together with Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora (the internationally acclaimed sopranos who founded the “artists’ peace corps” Sing for Hope) and Jana Herzen (Founder and President of the acclaimed Multi-GRAMMY ® -winning Motéma label, based in Harlem), Legion of Peace encourages young people to “think globally and act locally” by developing empathy for neighbors near and far. Cover art and illustrations for the album reflect this, and were created by Sing for Hope artist partner Lady JDay.

 

For more information, promotional requests, to set up an interview with Joey Alexander, Lori Henriques, Kabir Sehgal, Monica Yunus, Camille Zamora, or Jana Herzen, please contact legion@singforhope.org. or visit legionpeace.com

 

 

LEGION OF PEACE CD RELEASE EVENT

 

Monday, 9/24, 5:30 pm

Birdland Theater in NYC

(315 West 44th Street)

 
Featuring Lori HenriquesOran Etkin, Kabir Sehgal, and very special guest Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus
Food and drink service available. Doors open at 5:00. Seating is very limited. RSVP here.

 

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Sing for Hope Partners with IFAM
July 09, 2018

Sing for Hope is honored to partner with IFAM to bring a special 2018 Sing for Hope Piano to Santa Fe’s renowned International Folk Art Market. Designed by the students of Mandela International Magnet School to reflect Sing for Hope’s mission of art for all, this soon-to-be-revealed Sing for Hope Piano is here for anyone and everyone to play and enjoy for the duration of this year’s market. Following its summertime public residency, the piano will be placed in its permanent year-round home at the school.

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Sing for Hope on CBS Sunday Morning
June 03, 2018

In case you missed us on CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, June 3rd, join Sing for Hope and CBS’ Michelle Miller as we take you through the life cycle of a Sing for Hope Piano.

 

 

 

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SING FOR HOPE PIANOS ON THE PLAZA 2018
May 24, 2018

Sing for Hope is bringing the renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to the streets of New York City this summer. From June 4-24, in celebration of the work Sing for Hope does in communities year-round, 51 Sing for Hope Pianos will be made available for anyone and everyone to play, in parks, public spaces, and other high-traffic locations across all five boroughs. For the first time ever, Sing for Hope has teamed up with MINI USA for #DrivingHope, a partnership motivated by their shared passion for bringing creativity to communities.

The official unveiling of all the 2018 Sing for Hope Pianos will take place on June 4th, beginning at 12:00 p.m., at 28 Liberty Plaza in New York City. The festivities will be kicked off by Sing for Hope Co-Founders Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus and will feature performances by Lucky Chops, Sarah Dash, the cast of Broadway’s Wicked, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and other stars of the New York music scene. All 51 of the Sing for Hope Pianos will be played simultaneously by pianists in a mass unison performance of Bach’s Minuet in G, with additional pop-up performances by Sing for Hope artists throughout the day at the top of every hour.

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