One powerful and beautiful song is the start of a project that its founders hope will improve the lives of orphans around the world. “Orphan Song,” was produced by Peekskill Salvation Army’s Envoy Chaka Watch, rock violinist Daisy Jopling, Brian Delma Taylor of SoundPainter Studios, and other leading artists from around the world involved with Music4Orphans organization. The Choir kids, Kymani Marley, Third World, Oliver Mtukudzi and Roberta Flack also collaborated on the single.
The song costs 99 cents to download and all proceeds go towards “changing orphans lives all over the world,” Watch said.
“We want to make a difference and do workshops in Africa with children who never get to hold instruments,” Watch said. “We will get artists from Zimbabwe to collaborate with us for a concert here…it is a cultural exchange kind of thing.”
Last year, the group held a concert in New York City to raise funds for the project. This year the group is working on another song to continue to raise awareness of orphans and their struggles and to bring the happiness of music to their lives. The song should be completed by the end of this year and the group will hold another large concert to raise money for their organization.
Watch is asking for readers to download “Orphan Song” to help the group continue their project. You can buy it on Itunes by searching the name of the song and Music4Orphans, or buy it from Amazon here.
The collaborative artists to work on the next song include: Roberta Flack, Kymani Marley, Oliver Mtukudzi, Daisy Jopling, Third World Band, Leon Robinson (Singer/Actor from Five Heartbeats), Brian Delma Taylor of SoundPainter Studios, Charles Charamba, Jane Doka, Sebastian Magacha, Vabati vaJehova, talented singers from Peekskill and the surrounding area.
For more information visit the Music4Orphans website.