Isn’t it great when the most positive and the best music is combined with an awesome cause. Not only does the music have a cause on its own then, but distributing and selling it does too. There’s even purpose to creating the music in the case of Project Ahimsa’s Global Lingo: empowering youth through music.
According to their website:
The organization was founded in 2001 in response to the violent attacks on Sikhs and South Asians after 9/11. Project Ahimsa’s mission is to empower youth though developing and supporting community based music education. The vision is to generate unity from the means to the ends. Funding to develop the “means” comes from music concerts featuring artists from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.
Now I’m all about supporting project that have a cause and that are about music. But one question that pops up in my head when someone tells me about an organization like this, is “is this music any good?“. And you’ll be blown away – it’s not just good, it’s freakin’ amazing. It’s hip, has a very moving quality to it, and the lyrics are so powerful. Something that you can listen to with your kids and they’re give you that funny look like “is my Dad really listening to this …. huh?!”
The music is created by the youth in India and then backed + mixed with the assistance of:
- Michael Franti + Spearhead with Sly and Robbie (geniuses, Frank’s absolute favorite)
- JBoogie (Hip hop phenomenon, love him)
- Miguel Migs (Bay area dj with amazing skills with mixing music)
- Junior Reid (Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician)
- Nimesh Patel (dear friend from conscious hip hop group Karmacy)
If you like some of the tracks posted above and appreciate the cause, just buy the album off iTunes. It’s the best and easiest way to support the cause and obtain some high quality music!