Yusuf/Cat Stevens has teamed up with Taking part in For Change, the multimedia firm behind the massively fashionable Songs Round The World video sequence, to create a brand new model of his anthemic “Peace Prepare” with international contributions. Fellow stars participating embrace Keb’ Mo’, Baaba Maal, and Rhiannon Giddens.
Taking part in For Change’s Songs Round The World sequence has garned a couple of billion whole on-line views. As its latest addition, the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame inductee and much-loved singer-songwriter has produced the brand new model of his traditional track with the assistance of 25 musicians from 12 nations. Grammy winners Mo’ and Giddens are joined by Grammy nominee Maal amongst many others on the monitor, for which the video has been launched in honor of at present’s Worldwide Day of Peace. It’s accessible on Taking part in For Change’s YouTube Channel.
Yusuf/Cat Stevens wrote “Peace Prepare” as a name for unity and understanding on his storied Teaser and the Firecat album of 1971 and it turned his first US Prime 10 hit. On the brand new model, he’s seen singing and taking part in a sublime white piano in a tranquil open air setting in Istanbul, Turkey.
Different featured artists embrace Ghassan Birumi taking part in the oud in Ramallah, Palestine; musicians from the Silkroad Ensemble in Rhinebeck, New York; and Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers and James “Hutch” Hutchinson, bassist with Bonnie Raitt, in Maui, Hawaii. Tushar Lall performs the harmonium in Delhi, India, and Joshua Amjad the traditional wood instrument the kartal in Karachi, Pakistan.
“We’re privileged to have the ability to create a glimpse of unity by means of music,” says Yusuf/Cat Stevens. “Nonetheless, if you wish to make the Peace Prepare actual, then you definately want two tracks: one monitor needs to be Justice, and the opposite have to be Effectively-being. Everyone ought to have entry to those two issues, then the Peace Prepare can actually get going.”
Standing up for a compassionate world
Taking part in For Change co-founder Mark Johnson provides: “We’re extraordinarily honored to collaborate with Yusuf/Cat Stevens to create a worldwide ‘Peace Prepare’ with musicians from around the globe. This track’s highly effective message is as related at present because the day it was written and as we rejoice the Worldwide Day of Peace, we hope that everybody will be part of us as we rise up for a extra equitable and compassionate world.”
The total musician credit score for the Taking part in For Change model of “Peace Prepare,” and the places for his or her contributions, are: Adrian Buono (Argentina), Avadhoot Phadke (India), Baaba Maal (Senegal), Colin Jacobsen – Silkroad (USA), Eric Appapoulay (UK), Eric Jacobsen – Silkroad (USA), Ghassan Birumi (Palestine), James “Hutch” Hutchinson (Hawaii), Joshua Amjad (Pakistan), Karen Ouzounian – Silkroad (USA), Keb’ Mo’ (USA), Kwame Yeboah (Ghana), Olodum (Brazil), Pat Simmons (Hawaii), Taking part in For Change Basis (Mali and Argentina), Rahat Inayat Ali (Pakistan), Rhiannon Giddens (Eire), Roots Gospel Voices of Mississippi (USA), Tushar Lall (India), William Barton (Australia), and Yusuf/Cat Stevens (Turkey).
Taking part in For Change was created to encourage and join the world by means of music, born from the shared perception that music has the facility to interrupt down boundaries and overcome distances between individuals. PFC spreads its optimistic message for humanity to thousands and thousands of individuals by means of inspiring multicultural music movies, a dwell international touring band and a 501c3 basis supporting music training around the globe.
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