From the editor: We have a very important message to share from our friends Sultans of String. They started a fundraising campaign for their new album entitled REFUGE.
We are so excited to be embarking on this amazing recording project called REFUGE, that is centred around the positive contributions of refugees and new immigrants to the USA and Canada! We are bringing in special guests that are newcomers to our North America, as well as global talents who have been ambassadors for peace.
The music we create together is inspirational and life-affirming with emotional yet complex textures that will raise your spirit and dazzle your senses. Music is the one thing that unites us, no matter what country or cultural background we come from. Within its melodies and rhythms we relate to each other in a uniquely meaningful way. We hope that you can contribute to our Indiegogo campaign which contains some very cool perks or even just share the link so that we can bring our vision of peace and harmony between all peoples to you. Each one of us has an incredible story to tell, and we are excited to share the beauty of these collaborations with you. I hope that you can join us. It will be amazing!
Visit our Indigogo fundraising page to learn about the great perks, including CDs, Concerts, VIP passes, Thumb Drives, T Shirts, and lots more!
We would love for you to join us on this journey and be a part of our success from the ground up!
Together we can create beautiful music — THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
So far, the album will feature collaborations with:
Amir Amiri – IRAN / CANADA
Anwar Khurshid – PAKISTAN / CANADA
Béla Fleck – USA
Donné Roberts – MADAGASCAR / CANADA
Dr. Duke Redbird – OJIBWE ELDER / CANADA
Rosendo Chendy Leon – CUBA / CANADA
Fethi Nadjem – ALGERIA / CANADA
Ahmed Moneka – IRAQ / CANADA
Waleed Abdulhamid – SUDAN / CANADA
Gundem Yayli Grubu – TURKEY
Selcuk Suna – TURKEY / CANADA
Robi Botos – HUNGARY / CANADA
Majd Sukar – SYRIA / CANADA
Twin Flames – INDIGENOUS / CANADA
Jaaji, an Inuk Mohawk from Nunavik and Chelsey June an Algonquin Cree Métis from Ottawa
Edmar Castaneda – COLOMBIA / USA
Yasmin Levy – ISRAEL
Imad Al Taha – IRAQ / USA
Ifrah Mansour – SOMALIA / USA
Sammy Figueroa – PUERTO RICO / USA