Friday, August 28, 2020

Released Today: 6 Grammy Winning Artists—My Earth Songs—Benefits UNICEF Covid Relief for Children

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Joined by an All-Star, International Cast of Grammy Winners: Baaba Maal, Mariachi Divas, Lucy Kalantari, Jon Samson & Wouter Kellerman 


"Ricky Kej and an amazing group of musicians are joining us to inspire. They're calling on us all to imagine a better world for every child." – Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF

In June of this year, more than 25 million viewers in 75 countries watched the My Earth Songs Virtual Live Concert, a global initiative with Vivendi in support of UNICEF COVID-19 relief for children. This remarkable family concert was spearheaded by Lonnie Park and the Earth Band and Grammy® winner Ricky Kej, featuring an all-star cast of Grammy winners.

The My Earth Songs album is out now, with all proceeds going to UNICEF.

Sample the music HERE. Download links and bamboo thumb drives are available upon request.

Artists represented on My Earth Songs include six Grammy winners from around the world: 

  • United Nations Global Humanitarian Artist Ricky Kej from India
  • legendary Senegalese singer Baaba Maal (voice of the Wakandan soundtrack for the Black Panther movie)
  • U.S. family musicians Lucy Kalantari and Jon Samson
  • South African flutist Wouter Kellerman
  • two-time Grammy winner Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. 
  • Also featured are the Earth Band’s primary artist/frontman, Grammy-nominated American singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lonnie Park; Grammy-nominated Canadian flutist Ron Korb; and Global Music Award winning Indian bassist and composer Dominic D'Cruz.

My Earth Songs delivers complex topics in bite-sized chunks packed with meaning that children can effortlessly assimilate. Every one of these fun, positive, and super singalong-able songs has a catchy tune with simple, memorable lyrics. Focusing on what’s needed to ensure a clean, green world for generations to come, each track was inspired by one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

“My work with Ricky Kej has seen us performing at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and Geneva, the WHO headquarters, and at UNICEF and UNESCO events,” explains My Earth Songs’ co-creator, Lonnie Park. “As we witnessed complicated issues playing out on the world stage, it became apparent that getting adults to adopt new practices is difficult, but if we could teach the children early about taking care of each other and the planet, it could literally change the world. The best way we knew how to make that happen was through music.”

“Ever since I won my Grammy Award in 2015, I have dedicated my life and music to creating environmental consciousness and climate change awareness,” says Ricky Kej. “My Earth Songs aims at enlightening children through music, igniting in them a spark to spread consciousness among everyone with whom they interact. This young movement will spur a revolution to restore our planet and help it breathe easy again!”

My Earth Songs is available at all major online outlets.

Visit the My Earth Songs website HERE.

My Earth Songs on Facebook.

Rick Kej on Facebook.

Lonnie Park on Facebook.

To donate to UNICEF's Coronavirus Children's Crisis Appeal, please visit this page.