Favorite Free Music - Part five - The Voice Project.
I came across this recently, i think i was looking for a maria taylor video on vimeo, and I found her covering a song. Turns out this cover was in order to raise awareness for a movement called the voice project.
- Artists do the cover chain episodes to spread the word (one covers another and so on)
- They put videos up on their site
- They use money from donations, sponsors and advertisers to support programs on the ground which aid in the peace, reconciliation and rebuilding efforts.
[Women, widows and rape survivors, who banded together into groups to care for each other and orphans are using songs passed by word of mouth to tell former child soldiers and abductees forced to fight that they are forgiven and should come home. They are trying to help end Africa’s longest running war which has ravaged Northern Uganda, Southern Sudan and Eastern Congo]
Please check out their videos, look at their website, its a fantastic thing they are doing.
[click on the picture, a free download is there on the left of the page]