2 Unite All is a double benefit album with 30 tracks of peace and unity for Gaza relief donated by a diverse group of Grammy winning and world famous musicians listed below.
All Proceeds will go towards urgent surgical & psychological care for Palestinians in Gaza and Middle East peace awareness.
Richard Gannaway & The NCCR Children’s Choir in Gaza. Richard Gannaway is an award winning musician and founder of the world music project, AOMUSIC (also known as AO). Richard wrote an original song, “Haumea” (meaning “We Are the Ones”) for the 2 Unite All album and Steve Robertson of PPoE engaged The National Centre for Community Rehabilitation (NCCR) in Gaza to put together a choir of children to sing on the song. With the help of the NCCR, Robertson was able to find Shymaa, whose story of survival originally sparked the idea for the overall 2 Unite All album project. Gannaway and the NCCR team worked for three months to train children with no singing experience (the NCCR Gaza Children’s Choir) and then record and film them for the album. Fritz Heede, an esteemed musician and filmmaker, edited the “Haumea” video.
Philip Lawrence comes from a family of singers and musicians from Evansville in Indiana, USA. Now based in Los Angeles, Philip is making a name for himself as a songwriter, producer and performer with Bruno Mars, who’s featured on the hit song “Nothin’ on You” with rapper B.o.B. With Bruno Mars and Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence makes up a third of the trio known as the Smeezingtons, a successful and prolific songwriting/production team that has won many awards and “Producer of the Year, Non-Classical” nominations for two consecutive GRAMMY® Awards. The team have enjoyed success with “Treasure,” “When I Was Your Man,” and “Locked Out of Heaven”. They have created hits for the Flo Rida, Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Cee-Lo, Brandy, Natasha Bedingfield and Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. In 2013, Philip released his debut album as a solo artist entitled “Letters I Never Sent” including the heart wrenching song “Just Breathe”. His songs have appeared in movies such as “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “The Hangover” and the remake of “The Karate Kid.”
Roger Waters was the singer, songwriter and bassist for the British rock band Pink Floyd. At school in England he met and made friends with David Gilmour and Syd Barrett and later at college met Nick Mason and Richard Wright. In 1965, these friends formed Pink Floyd. After Syd Barrett’s departure, Waters led the group and wrote most of the songs on the band’s most successful albums – The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall, and all of the songs on The Final Cut. He left to pursue a solo career in 1985. In 1990, after the fall of The Berlin Wall, Waters staged “The Wall — Live in Berlin” a charity concert that attracted with an official attendance of 200,000 and a billion TV viewers. His solo career has included three studio albums: “The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking”, “Radio K.A.O.S” and “Amused to Death”. Waters has supported numerous social and political causes and for non-profit organisations including those fighting poverty, malaria and raising awareness about climate change. He has spoken out against the Israeli West Bank barrier and Israeli government’s policies on the treatment of Palestinians.
Thomas Bergersen is a best-selling composer, multi-instrumentalist from Norway with 2 billion combined YouTube video hits. Born and brought up in Norway, he followed a musical path from an early age and continues to forge his own way in making original music that transcends ethnic and national boundaries. He delights in incorporating the traditional sounds played by musicians he gathers from all around the world with more modern synthesized sounds. His albums “Illusions” and “Sun” demonstrate his authentic, adventurous and ambitious spirit and the joy he experiences working with hundreds of musicians playing a huge range of styles. His compositions have been featured in movie box office hits such as Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Twilight, Narnia, Harry Potter, Da Vinci Code, The Mummy and The Dark Knight.
Rick Allen (Def Leppard) and Lauren Monroe. Rick is the legendary drummer for the English hard rock band Def Leppard. He is famous for overcoming the complete amputation of his left arm and continuing to play with the band, which subsequently went on to its greatest popular success worldwide. His fans now call him the Thunder God. Rick Allen and his wife Lauren Monroe are the co-founders of The Raven Drum Foundation, a charity located in Malibu, California, with a mission to serve, educate, and empower veterans and people in crisis. The Raven Drum Foundation commonly works to help individuals and communities in crisis through healing arts programs, drum circle events, and collaborative partnerships. Lauren is a singer/songwriter and the co-founder of the Raven Drum Foundation and reactor of the Veteran Resiliency Project where she teaches and facilitates self-care workshops.
AO Music consists of Miriam Stockley (acclaimed as the voice of Karl Jenkins’ Adiemus), Richard Gannaway (founder), Jay Oliver, and an international cast of supporting artists. Collectively, Stockley and Oliver have worked with Sheryl Crow, The Eagles, Celine Dion, Chaka Khan, Freddie Mercury, George Michael, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Glenn Fry, Bill Whelan, Jimmy Buffett and Wynona Judd. Their film credits include The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, Great Expectations and Arachnophobia. AO Music has had featured performances in PPOE’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts for Bethlehem. Miriam Stockley had a feature performance in PPOE’s 2013 concert for Bethlehem. AO Music is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth (PPOE).
David Arkenstone and Charlee Brooks. David is a 3-time Grammy nominee with over 40 albums to his credit, numerous works in Television, Films and Video Games, with his records appearing continuously on the Billboard Charts. David Arkenstone’s music was named in the Top 30 albums of the decade and his work has appeared repeatedly in the list of the top new age artists in the Billboard Magazine’s Year in Review issues along side Enya, George Winston, 2002, Kitaro and Jim Brickman. David is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth (PPOE). Charlee Brooks is a vocalist / songwriter and engineer whose work spans from video games like World of Warcraft, to her most recent debut as a featured performer in the PBS special, David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure. Her latest collaboration with Arkenstone, Loveren, was nominated for two ZMR Awards this past year. She is also a talented dancer and producer. David is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth. David and Charlee have also had a featured performance in PPOE’s Christmas Day 2013 global peace concert for Bethlehem.
Rickie Byars Beckwith (Agape International Church) focuses her song writing on the message of unconditional love and spiritual transformation. Her music has been the highlight of consciousness raising events throughout the world. She has performed in five sessions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, at Green Festivals across North America, and at countless Peace Concerts that promote unity and the principles of non-violence. Based in Culver City, California, Rickie is the Music and Arts Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center where she directs the 200-member Agape International Choir. Together with her husband, Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, their powerful partnership has resulted in a dynamic catalogue of songs that enable transformational healing through the power of music. The Agape International Choir is heard daily throughout North America, Europe, Ghana, South Africa, Egypt, India – and all places in between. Featured guest artists who regularly perform with the Choir include John Legend. She is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.
Christoph Bull is one of the world’s most unique organ artists, equally versed in classical and popular music, he has performed in Europe, the United States, El Salvador, Russia, Taiwan and India, at venues including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Lincoln Center in New York, the Catholic Cathedrals of Moscow, and Salzburg and Saint-Denis. He has collaborated with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony, Grammy-winning Southwest Chamber Music and contributed to projects by Steven Spielberg, Harry Connick Jr., George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Cindy Lauper, Lili Haydn, Jack Dempsey and Nishat Khan. He’s also been in demand as speaker and presenter, including at events sponsored by Goethe-Institute, Los Angeles Philharmonic and TEDx. His music has been broadcast on TV and radio, including on NPR’s flagship station for Southern California, KCRW, and the Minnesota Public Radio program “Pipedreams”. Christoph Bull holds degrees from Berklee College of Music, University of Southern California andAmerican Conservatory of Music. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.
Beth Nielsen Chapman is a twice Grammy-nominated Beth Nielsen Chapman, Nashville based singer-songwriter has truly embraced musical diversity. A breast cancer survivor, environmental activist, teacher of workshops and lecturer on the magic of creativity, she’s penned numerous hits and written songs for many top artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Bette Lavette and many more. Her music has been heard on ER, Dawson’s Creek, Providence, Felicity and in movie soundtracks, including The Prince of Egypt, Message In A Bottle, The Rookie, Where The Heart Is and Practical Magic. Mega-hit “This Kiss,” sung by Faith Hill , was ASCAP’S 1999 Song Of The Year, garnered a Grammy nomination and Nashville NAMMY’S 1999 Songwriter of the Year. Among Beth’s own recordings, the groundbreaking “Sand & Water,” released following the death of her husband from cancer in 1994, was performed by Elton John on his 1997 U.S. tour in place of “Candle In The Wind” to honor the memory of Princess Diana. Deeper Still was voted “Album Of The Year” by BBC2’s Terry Wogan. 2012 Beth debuted, The Mighty Sky, songs about the wonders of astronomy earned a 2014 Grammy nomination for “Best Children’s Album.” She is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) and had featured performances in the PPOE’s Christmas Day 2012 and 2013 global peace concert for Bethlehem.
Ms. Sasha Cooke – 2012 Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano has been called a “luminous standout” (New York Times) and “equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness” (Opera News). Her recent symphonic engagements include appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, MDR Orchestra Leipzig, Melbourne Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Shanghai Symphony and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. On the operatic stage, she has played leading ladies at San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, English National Opera, the Israeli Opera among others. At the Metropolitan Opera in John Adams’ Doctor Atomic she won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Operatic Recording. In Sir David McVicar’s production of Les Troyens at San Francisco Opera this spring, she will sing the role of Anna and cover of Didon under the baton of Donald Runnicles. Ms. Cooke is a renowned interpreter of Mahler’s symphonic works, frequently collaborating with the world’s leading conductors and orchestras. She is a graduate of Rice University, The Juilliard School, the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Development Program and Young Concert Artists Inc. As a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth (PPOE), she was featured in PPOE’s Christmas Day 2013 global peace concert for Bethlehem. She lives in Texas with her husband baritone Kelly Markgraf and their three year-old daughter Evelyn.
Stewart Copeland (Co-Founder of The Police) is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer best known as the drummer for the band the Police and for his film music soundtracks. He has also written various pieces of music for ballet, opera and orchestra. Copeland was commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to create a percussion piece involving primarily Indonesian instruments. “Gamelan D’Drum” was first performed (after two weather delays) in Dallas on February 5,2011, and had its European Premiere at the Royal Academy of Music in London in July 2012. Stewart had a featured performance in Project Peace On Earth’s (PPOE) Christmas Day 2013 global peace concert for Bethlehem.
Serj Tankian (System of a Down) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, keyboardist and occasional live rhythm guitarist of the metal band System of a Down, formed in 1994 by four Armenian-American friends. In 2002, Tankian and Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello co-founded a non-profit political activist organization, Axis of Justice. Tankian also founded the music label Serjical Strike Records, and is represented by Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group underSystem of a Down. On August 12, 2011, Tankian was awarded the Armenian Prime Minister’s Medal for his contributions to the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the advancement of music. Serj had a featured performance in Project Peace On Earth’s (PPOE) Christmas Day 2012 global peace concert for Bethlehem.
Omar Fadel is an Egyptian-American music composer. Raised in Dubai, Egypt and the United States, he was educated at the University of Texas at Austin. His film credits include the award winning films The Taqwacores,Just Like Us [3and the first Arabic language feature film fromWalt Disney Pictures, The United.In 2012 Omar co-wrote “The Song of Admiral General Sargeant Aladeen” on the soundtrack of the film The Dictator with composer Erran Baron Cohen. His television credits include ABC’s The Goode Family, PBS‘s In Search of Oil and Sand and NBC‘s Phenomenon.
Sussan Deyhim is an Iranian American composer, vocalist, performance artist and activist. She is internationally known for creating a unique sonic and vocal language imbued with a sense of ritual and the unknown. She was part of the national ballet company in Iran from the age of thirteen and she traveled all across Iran studying with master folk musicians and dancers. In1976 she joined The Bejart Ballet in Europe after receiving a scholarship to attend Bejarts’ performance art school Mudra where she was trained in many of the great world, dance, music and theater traditions as well as in classical ballet. Sussan’s wide-ranging collaborations with leading artists from across the spectrum of contemporary art including: Bobby McFerrin, Peter Gabriel, Bill Laswell, Richard Horowitz, Rufus Wainwright, Jerry Garcia, Skip McDonald, Jah Wobble, and with prominent female visual artists Shirin Neshat, Sophie Calle and Lita Albuquerque. Her composition Windfall/Beshno Az Ney was recently used by U2 throughout the US and Europe. “U2s360 tour” in one of the largest scale Rock tours to this day. She is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth(PPOE) and had a featured performance in PPOE’s Christmas Day 2012 global peace concert for Bethlehem.
Richard Horowitz – composer, best known for his work on the Golden Globe award winning film The Sheltering Sky, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring Debra Winger and John Malkovich. Founder and Artistic director for The Gnaoua Festival in Mogador Morocco (500,000 people annually). He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth and had a featured performance in PPOE’s Christmas Day 2012 global peace concert for Bethlehem.
Peter Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. His 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, selling five million copies in the United States, and the album’s biggest hit, “Sledgehammer”, won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards. “Sledgehammer” remains the most played music video in the history of MTV. Gabriel has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts. In 1980, he released the anti-apartheid single “Biko“. He has participated in several human rights benefit concerts, including Amnesty International‘s Human Rights Now! tour in 1988, and co-founded theWITNESS human rights organization in 1992. In collaboration with entrepreneur Richard Branson, Gabriel developed The Elders, which was launched by Nelson Mandela in 2007. Gabriel has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1987, six Grammy Awards, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, and in 2007 he was honored as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers”. In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in 2006, and in 2008, TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
GuruGanesha is one of the pioneers of World Devotional Music. He is the founder of Spirit Voyage Music and a distinctive guitar stylist, songwriter, singer, producer, entrepreneur, accomplished yogi and lifelong spiritual practitioner. His most recent project is the GuruGanesha Band, an adventurous ensemble of mantra music all-stars born of GuruGanesha’s longstanding wish to combine the profound spirituality of mantra music with the visceral excitement of a great guitar-driven band. The GuruGanesha Band’s debut album ‘A Thousand Suns’ takes world devotional music to visionary new realms of musical innovation with an inspiring fusion of Kirtan, Rock, Raga, Folk, Blues and Latin sounds that has left audiences from coast to coast dripping with bliss and ecstatic joy. GuruGanesha’s shimmering, incandescent guitar work and creative vision were instrumental in launching the career of Snatam Kaur, with whom he has recorded and performed extensively. His rich career path has also embraced collaborations with Guru Singh, Seal, Thomas Barquee, Deva Premal & Miten, Tina Malia, Nirinjan Kaur, Jai-Jagdeesh, Hans Christian and Paloma Devi. The deep catalog of GuruGanesha’s solo recordings includes New Age best sellers ‘Pure Ganesh’, ‘Joy is Now’, and ‘Kundalini Surjhee’. GuruGanesha is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.
Lili Haydn – Rolling Stone magazine has called her music “fiery and virtuosic…” She has played with, sung with, and opened for everyone from Roger Waters, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Josh Groban, and Nusrat and Fateh Ali Khan, to name a few. Both as a solo artist and as support, Lili has performed in premiere concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to her extensive recording and touring career, Lili is the featured voice and violin on numerous films with Hans Zimmer, as well as many other composers. Lili is a composer in her own right, and a Sundance Institute fellow, with 10 films to her credit, and counting. Her critically acclaimed new album, LiliLand is now available on Amazon and iTunes. Lili is a humanitarian and activist, a long time collaborator with Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Global Security Institute, and she is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.
Fritz Heede is a music composer/producer and multi-instrumentalist who weaves eastern and western influences into dramatic and evocative works. Ranging from electronica grooves to symphonic epics to folkloric aboriginal drones, Fritz’s work is progressive yet heartfelt. Starting out as a student of flamenco guitar, Fritz soon expanded his musical palette to other exotic stringed instruments as well as keyboard and computer synthesis. Fritz scored the Emmy Award winning NBC Special “Mystery of the Sphinx” hosted by Charlton Heston. He has scored and produced projects for the U.N., Whaleman Foundation, Julian Lennon, the Grammys, SyFy Channel and his own film “Caesar’s Messiah”. Fritz has co-written and produced a lush innovative album with Jon Anderson of YES. Additionally, he has scored the soundtrack to the film “Belonging” narrated by Dustin Hoffman which is a scientific and spiritual journey into humanity’s footprint on the Earth. Fritz was a Producer of the 2013 Project Peace On Earth concert for Bethlehem Palestine. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth (PPOE). Fritz and Nijole Sparks had a featured performance in PPOE’s Christmas Day 2013 global peace concert for Bethlehem.
Ricky Kej Internationally acclaimed Composer of Kamasutra Lounge 1&2 (USA), Fiery Drums (Virgin EMI),Mesmerizing Flute(Virgin EMI) and Featured in over 100 compilations across the globe. He has scored and composed for5 Indian feature movies andover 3000 advertising jingles for Nike, Levi’s, IBM, Fosters, Toyota, Air India, Arrow, etc. Ricky won a ‘One Show’ award for Advertising Excellence and a finalist for the Cannes Advertising Award for his Nike Jingle. Hailed as a ‘World Famous Star in Fusion Music’ by Virgin-EMI and as a ‘National Youth Icon’ in India by the Rotary Club. He composed the score for the 2011 Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony which was seen by over 1 billion people. This was the highest rated sporting opening ceremony event in world. Ricky also owns and controls a music library for sync www.bestsyncmusic.com. Over 200 musical clips from this library have been placed with commercials and brands. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.
Wouter Kellerman is a Globe-trotting flutist and composer Wouter Kellerman’s album Two Voices won the 2011 South African Music Award (the nation’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards) for Best Instrumental Album, reinforcing Kellerman’s standing as one of his home country’s most innovative musicians. Whether writing intricate instrumental compositions or delighting audiences with a magnetic alchemy of warmth and technical mastery, Kellerman finds his inspiration in the spaces between cultures and countries, genres and disciplines. Kellerman has spent the past few years cooking up several potent compositions with Indian producer Ricky Kej, resulting in the Billboard # 1 album Winds Of Samsara. Wouter has performed around the globe in places like Berlin, Shanghai, New York, Sydney and Johannesburg at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony to a global television audience of 700-million people. U.S. tours included appearances at the prestigious Kennedy Centre in Washington DC and a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. He performed his composition ‘The Long Road’ – a flute solo for Nelson Mandela, – on Nelson Mandela Day in South Africa for a stadium of 80,000 people. For his continued efforts in helping give children a better life, Kellerman was nominated for the Inyathelo Special Recognition Award for Philanthropy. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth (PPOE).
Fox Lima of the Enigma MMX Social Song has answered the call to one of the largest talent hunts in the world by one of the most famous rock groups in history called “Enigma” famed for its Gregorian-lke musical projects. She answered the call to Enigmas song writing contest. The rest is history. She is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) and had featured performances in PPOE’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts from and for Bethlehem.
Ray Lynch is a multi-platinum selling composer and producer who is also considered one of the early iconic pioneers of instrumental music. Ray is a classically trained composer and producer who began as a classical guitarist and lutenist. He has won 3 Billboard Awards, written five albums(which includes the renown “The Sky of Mind”, “Deep Breakfast”, “No Blue Thing”, Nothing Above My Shoulders but the Evening” and “Ray Lynch Best Of”), and sold over 2 million albums without the benefit of live performances or videos. His second album Deep Breakfast became a classic and the first independently released album to be certified Gold and then later Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.). For more than a decade Ray has been fully engrossed in the passion of writing a book which explores the relationship of mathematics, music and Pythagorean tuning theory. The book also explores ancient cosmology and mythology, the nature of number, metrology, geodesy, the mathematical constants of physics, human spirituality, the precession of the equinoxes, human prehistory, and the meaning of what we call “history.” He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.
Itai Disraeli and Hagai Disraeli are musicians from the group MAETAR. Their music itself is a declaration of peace, calling on Hebrew and Arabic melodies, filtering it through a rigorous jazz perspective, and the exuberance of funk, soul, and rock. Born in war torn Israel on a kibbutz, the Maetar brothers started making music at the age of six and four. The whole family used to gather around their grandfather’s table every Saturday and jam. Hagai became an award-winning soloist and performed with Israeli orchestras and Itai became a celebrated and sought after bassist, winning “Bass Player of the year.” Itai and Hagai had a vision: to create original soulful and substantive music that reaches across cultural boundaries as an instrument of peace. Their love of soul, jazz, classical lyricism, and sacred tribal music from around the world led them to create MAETAR, a setting in which they could create this fusion of sound and cross cultural collaboration. Their concerts for human rights and peace have brought Arab and Israeli, Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist musicians and communities. Maetar is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) and had featured performances in PPOE’s 2012 and 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts for Bethlehem.
Gary Malkin – Seven time Emmy and six ASCAP awards winner in music in film, television & commercials. Founder and CEO of Wisdom of the World (a life-enhancing media production company), and co-founder of Companion Arts, (a nonprofit educational resource provider), Malkin is an inspiring speaker and performer, offering his presentations and workshops at conferences internationally. In partnership with Companion Arts, he has recently released the new care for the caregiver audio resource, Care for the Journey: Messages and Music for the Sustaining the Heart of Healthcare. Through his performances and speaking engagements, he serves healthcare and faith communities addressing themes such as acceptance, the arts in healing, and the integration of spirituality and health. He has offered trainings, presentations, and concerts for Harvard Medical School’s Conference on Spirituality and Health, TheNational Hospice and Palliative Care Association, TheBritish Columbia Hospice and Palliative Care Association,The Institute for Noetic Sciences, The Center for Integrated Medicine, (in Vancouver, Canada,) as well as theSunstone Cancer Center, in Tucson, Arizona, among many others. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.
Hani Naser is a virtuoso percussionist and Oud player. Considered a master in his field. Hani has performed and recorded with many of the most influential artists of this era including: Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana, Nickey Hopkins (Rolling Stones), Jackson Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder, Jim Keltner (John Lennon’s drummer), Steve Miller, Don Henley (Eagles), Hamza El Din, Kazu Matsui, David Broza, Lou Reed, David Lindley and many other great musicians. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) and had featured performances in PPOE’s 2011 and 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts from and for Bethlehem.
Gary Nicholson – Grammy winning Texas Song Writer Hall of Fame inductee. In 2006 Gary was nominated to the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, in 2011 he was inducted into the Texas Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. There are over five hundred recordings of his songs in various genres including country, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and pop by such diverse artists as BB King, Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, George Strait, Fleetwood Mac, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Etta James, John Prine, Dixie Chicks, Don Williams, Stevie Nicks, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Keb Mo, Ringo Starr, George Jones, The Neville Brothers, Reba McEntire, Robert Plant, Waylon Jennings, Patty Loveless, Guy Clark and the list goes on. In addition to his Grammy winning records with Delbert McClinton, who has recorded over fifty of his songs, he has produced records for The Judds, Wynonna, Billy Joe Shaver, T Graham Brown, Taylor Hicks, Seth Walker and others. His work has been included in many major motion pictures and television, the song “Falling and Flying “ is featured in the Oscar winning film “Crazy Heart” performed by Jeff Bridges. ”Peace Dream” recorded by Ringo Starr was co-written by Gary, Ringo, and Gary Wright and features Paul McCartney on bass. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) and had featured performances in PPOE’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts from and for Bethlehem.
Elijah Ray is the founder and co-creator of the Band of Light, is the founder and co-creator of the Band of Light, and has over a decade of experience as a performer, healer, teacher, and recording artist. He is known for his pioneering heart and transformational music that crosses a wide scope of genres. Elijah has single handedly crafted a full band sound on most of his “Band of Light” albums, playing most of the instruments and arranging many of the tracks himself. He has also mastered the art of solo touring. Over the past 13 years, Elijah has played and collaborated with countless acclaimed artists and musicians including: Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5) Graham Nash, Andre Manga (Paul Simon), Ben Stiller, Donovon Frankenreiter, G Love, Brett Dennon, Bushwalla, the Luminaries, Tina Malia, Youssouphe Sidibe, Tubby Love, Jay ‘Bird” Koder, Michael Ruff, and many more. Elijah has been featured in documentaries such as Indigo Evolution, and Living in Light, alongside such luminaries as Neale Donald Walsh, Dr. Matsuro Emoto, Doreen Virtue, Gangaji, Eli Jaxson-Bear and Panache Desai. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth and had a featured performance in PPOE’s 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts for Bethlehem.
Riddle the Sphinx consists of band members Burgundy Morgan, Christiane Cargill and Christo Pellani. The band that fuses classical, Celtic, Pop, Rock, and World Beats into a sound that is entirely unique. The resulting music is both fresh and timeless, painting a landscape that is cinematic in scope. Burgundy Morgan, Esq. is Project Peace on Earth‘s lead legal counsel.
SEAY is an award winning artist, vocalist, internationally known for her evocative voice and universal music, and has gained prominence as both a vocalist and composer. Reviewer R.J. Lannan called her “As rare and unique as an identical snowflake and more haunting than a scream in space”. The beauty of Seay’s uplifting musical artistry and signature sound touches a universal chord and has drawn listeners from across the globe releasing 3 critically acclaimed albums airing on radio, satellite and syndicated programs worldwide. Her music has charted consistently in the top10 on the world charts and her second album “A Winter Blessing” was named amongst the Top 30 albums of the last decade in New Age and World Music. Her music has been a part of several humanitarian and groundbreaking events including the Surround Sound launch on XM and the opening ceremonies of World Peace Day. Her voice and work have also been featured in film, television and music projects for Annie Lennox, Cher, Clay Walker. She is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth and had featured performances in PPOE’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts from and for Bethlehem.
Joanne Shenandoah, PhD– Grammy Award singer and composer is one of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicians. She is a Grammy Award winner, with over 40 music awards (including a record 13 Native American Music awards) and 17 recordings. She’s captured the hearts of audiences all over the world, from North and South America, South Africa, Europe, Australia and Korea, with praise for her work to promote peace. She is a board member of the Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge. Joanne, daughter Leah and sister Diane performed for His Holiness the Dali Lama and at St. Peter’s at the Vatican in Italy the song “May There Be Peace” her original composition for the celebration for the canonization of the first Native American Saint. Shenandoah has performed at prestigious events such as The White House, Carnegie Hall, 5 Presidential Inaugurations, Madison Square Garden, Crystal Bridges Museum, The NMAI-Smithsonian, The Ordway Theater, Hummingbird Centre, Toronto Skydome, The Parliament of the Worlds Religions, (Africa, Spain and Australia) and Woodstock ‘94. She is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth and had featured performances in PPOE’s 2011, 2012 and 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts from and for Bethlehem.
Pearl (Porl) Thompson, legendary lead guitarist for “The Cure” left the Cure in 1994 to play with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin during the Page and Plant tour of 1995. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth and had a featured performance in PPOE’s 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts for Bethlehem.
Finbar O’Hanlon, a digital media technologist, futurist and inventor. Finbar has over 20 years experience in developing IT, IP, video and media technologies. Finbar served as CTO of Guvera, is the former CTO of Lightspeed and creative director of Fuel advertising agency. Finbar is a globally accomplished musician, clinician and music educator. As the man who’s being called “the Rockstar of Technology” by the media, Finbar orchestrated his remarkably varied experiences in advanced technology and entertainment to provide the game-changing digital content delivery enabling technology called Linius. The combination of his adventurous, engaging personality together with his vast experiences as an artist in spotlight and technologist behind the scenes has tuned and driven Finbar to introduce products to the world that bring about connection between people and the ever expanding world of creative content… thus opening new pathways for business and global monetization. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth and had a featured performance in PPOE’s 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts for Bethlehem.
Kenji Williams is an immersive multimedia director and music composer for various platforms from live theater to Full-Dome planetarium films. Williams explores the nexus of art and science through collaborations as diverse as astronaut Koichi Wakata orbiting live aboard the International Space Station, consciousness researcher Deepak Chopra, and top world music musicians. Combining unique skills in film and music, Williams has earned international awards from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers to Sundance Film Festival, Best Soundtrack Composition at the Macau International Full-Dome Film Festival, & media exposure from the BBC, NPR, PBS, ABC, and USA Today. Bella Gaia involves collaborating with institutions such as NASA, The Smithsonian, and Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and has raised over half a million dollars in funding from NASA and other foundations. Kenji is recognized globally for pushing the boundaries of immersive experiences and pioneering the convergence of art & science. He is a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth and has a featured performance in PPOE’s 2013 Christmas Day global peace concerts for Bethlehem.