It started out in early 2009 as a nebulous thought that kept tickling the mind of Canadian musician, Patrick Lajeunesse: Could he use Indaba Music, an on-line collaborative-music site, to bring together musicians from around the world to write and record original songs dedicated to the twin ideals of peace and freedom?
Patrick proposed his idea in an Indaba "group" message...and the rest, as they say, is history!
Over the past year, more than 60 musicians from more than a dozen different countries have collaborated on and contributed 40 songs to Patrick's "Peace Partners" project.
These collaborations are truly international in scope. The various Peace Partners composers and collaborators (only a few of whom have ever met in 'real life') hail from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Italy, Germany, and Australia...to name but a few of the globe-spanning locations these incredibly talented individuals call home. Taking full advantage of modern technology, they composed, discussed, arranged, recorded, refined, mixed, and mastered their musical creations exclusively through on-line collaborations - sharing initial ideas and, ultimately, individual musical contributions, over the Internet.
The resulting Peace Partners songs are as diverse, musically, as the nationalities of their creators - ranging from pop to classic rock to classical to 'World' music to jazz-fusion to "good ol' rock & roll" and everything in-between.
All profits will be donated to Amnistie internationale Canada francophone & War Child.
The adventure started in early 2009. Based on the twin ideals of Peace and Freedom, musician Patrick Lajeunesse founded a
group on the music collaboration website of Indaba Music. As a result of those collaborations, around 60 artists from a dozen countries participated. Together, they created more than 40 songs....more