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September 21, 2017

UN International Day of Peace inspires 2017 Global Peace Song Awards to announce contest Winners

Latin Popstar Maria Conchita Alonso, Stewart Copeland of the Police, Heroes TV producer Tim Kring, politician Dennis Kucinich, Country Grammy winner Gary Nicholson, actor Sean Stone and folk legend Peter Yarrow serve as famed Jury Members
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Global Peace Song Awards

LOS ANGELES – Sept. 21, 2017 – PRLog — The Global Peace Song Awards (GPSA), brainchild of Los Angeles based ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org Founder/CEO Steve Robertson, is thought to be the first-ever annual worldwide search for the most spiritually inspiring songs and music videos that promote the message of peace.

Famed 2017 Jury Panel members of the GPSA contest consisted of: Maria Conchita Alonso (Mulit-platinum Latin singer), Stewart Copeland (Grammy Winner, The Police), Randy Copus (New Age group 2002), Jonathan Elias (Elias Arts/The Prayer Cycle albums), Peter Joseph (musician and Director of the Zeitgeist Movie series),  David Joyce (Grammy Winner best Jazz Vocal group), Ricky Kej (2014 New Age Grammy winner), Tim Kring (TV producer Touch & Heroes), Dennis Kucinich (former US Representative / US Department of Peace), Gary Nicholson (Grammy Winner & Texas Hall of Fame Country Singer/Songwriter), Steve Robertson (Founder, ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org), Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy winning Native American Singer/Song Writer), Ralph Simon (Mobile business executive, co-founder of Zomba Group and Jive Records), Sean Stone (Actor and Director) and Peter Yarrow (legendary Folk Singer & Peace Activist of Peter, Paul & Mary).

The 2017 GPSA contest offers several different categories of music for contestants: New Age, World Music, Acoustic Contemporary,  Country and Folk, Classical/Opera/ A Cappella, Jazz, Hip Hop, Rock / Pop and a Music Video category.

All Contestants have three ways to win: 1) Famed Jury Panel members vote on songs / videos from areas of entertainment they’re most known. 2) Public Voting enables each of the category finalists to invite the public to vote on their songs or videos.  3) …And the last way to win is through social media by having a song or music video with most overall Facebook likes and/or reaches.

Winners of each JURY VOTED music category have a chance to win a wide variety of valued career enhancing prizes that range from: Stefan Hegar of Fisheye Music Studios providing a one song mastering service for each category winner, award winning singers/musicians who will perform on winners next songs, album cover art work by world-famed artist/designers Syamarani Dasi and Greg Spalenka,  a webinar tutorial on the “Music Contracts Do’s and Don’ts” by leading entertainment attorney Burgundy Morgan esq.,  an invitation to perform at an upcoming Project Peace On Earth worldwide concert, a commemorative trophy (all winners) and much more.  There was one overall GRAND PRIZE with the added prizes of a full radio interview and press release with media promotion from Shayne Locke of Soul Traveller Radio, and most importantly,  a Producing/Recording session with 5-Time Grammy Winning music engineer Alfonso Rodenas which is valued at over $15,000.  All of the GPSA prizes were designed to empower the winning musicians to further their creative talents, music careers and the financial ability to succeed in the world of music and entertainment.

GPSA Founder Steve Robertson stated, “We’ve had so many amazing music and video submittals.  What an honor its been to be exposed to such music and videos and then be able to share this music with our world. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that we announce the 2017 GPSA WINNERS:

NEW AGE MUSIC: The JURY VOTED winner is: Her Departure and her song “Awake”.  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the NEW AGE category is: SEAY and her song “We Are One”.

ACOUSTIC / CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: The JURY VOTED winner is: Stefan Crane and his song “Looking for Love”.  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the ACOUSTIC/ CONTEMPORARY category is: Diane Durrett & Melissa Junebug and their song  “The River Sings”.

WORLD MUSIC: The JURY VOTED winner is: Priya Deepika and her song “Hear In My Heart”. The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the WORLD MUSIC category is:  Dan Aykroyd, Alan White, Rupam Sarmah, Ruth Weber,  Alexander Kariotis, The Disciple Singers and their song “Enlighten Your Soul”.

FOLK MUSIC: The JURY VOTED winner is: Shawn Gallaway and his song “I Choose Love”.  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the FOLK MUSIC category is:  Her Departure and her song “Act of God”.

COUNTRY MUSIC:  The JURY VOTED winner is: Lonnie Park and his song “Link of Chain”.  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the COUNTRY MUSIC category is Diane Durrett and her song “Be Somebody’s Angel”.

CLASSICAL, OPERA, A CAPPELLA MUSIC: The JURY VOTED winner is: Shoshana Michel and her song “When Leaves Dance”.  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in CLASSICAL, OPERA, A CAPPELLA MUSIC category is: Fadi Awad and his song “We Are Here”.

JAZZ MUSIC:  The JURY VOTED winner is: Darren English and his song “Pledge for Peace”.  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the JAZZ category is:  Babel and the group’s song “Vacío”.

HIP HOP MUSIC: The JURY VOTED winner is: Brainpower and his song “All The Same” (featuring Orange Grove).  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the HIP HOP category is: Roman Lee Norfleet and his song “The Cycle”.

ROCK / POP MUSIC: The JURY VOTED winner is tie between: Kristen Speller and her song “Phoenix Rising Up” and Bob Sima and his song “The Movers, The Shakers & the Peacemakers”.   The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the ROCK / POP category is: Nicki Kris and her song “Together We Stand”.

MUSIC VIDEO: The JURY VOTED winner is: Jennifer Thomas and her music video “Alleluia”.  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the MUSIC VIDEO category is: Melissa Junebug & Calvin Burgamy and their music video “The River Sings.”

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook winner with most “likes” is: SEAY and her song “We Are One”.  The Facebook winner with the most “reaches” is: Babel and the group’s song “Vacío”.

THE OVERALL GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the Global Peace Song Awards is:  Her Departure for her songs “Awake” and “Act of God”.

Robertson further states; “We are so appreciative of each person who participated and contributed a song or music video.   Whether they were voted as one of our winners or not, its important that everyone understands that their creativity and intent to promote love and peace really does makes a difference in our world.  Again, we thank each contestant and all of the Winners for their inspiring music and videos.  Our heartfelt thanks go to our generous prize contributors and most especially our GPSA Jury Panel members whose brilliant expertise, great generosity and caring support makes it possible for the GPSA contest to support great musicians and music video producers in bringing their message of peace to our world.”

Lastly, Robertson concludes; “We’re planning a formal award ceremony around the time of the Grammy’s here in LA and details will be forthcoming.  If you’re a fan of one of the 2017 winners you can still listen to their music or watch their video at:  https://www.facebook.com/2017-Global-Peace-Song-Awards-Fi… . Also, please follow our GPSA website and look for the soon to be announced and released 2016 and 2017 GPSA winner compilation albums.”

Musicians and video producers interested in participating in the 2018 Global Peace Song Awards (GPSA) …OPEN ENTRIES begin on November 9th, 2017 and will run through June 1, 2018.

Please visit our website for more information: http://www.GlobalPeaceSongAwards.org

Or

http://www.ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org

Interviews can be arranged with select Jury Panel members, GPSA Winners and/or with the founder Steve Robertson upon request.

For 2018 GPSA Sponsorship opportunities email: globalpeacesongawards@gmail.com or call 310.871.2965

Donate and Support the GPSA at: http://www.ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org

August 26, 2017

Terry Oldfield, composer musician

It is with great pleasure that we announce that composer musician Terry Oldfield has joined as a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.

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Terry Oldfield is a world renowned musician best known for his unique style of flute playing. He has been nominated for a British Academy award and two Emmy awards during his career and has composed music for over 80 Film and Television productions , receiving two Emmy nominations for “Land of the Tiger” and “Twilight of the Dreamtime” and also a British Academy Award nomination as composer for the BBC series “Kingdom of the Ice Bear”.

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Terry’s career began in earnest when he was asked by the BBC to compose music for a series called “Great Railway Journeys of the World”.  He also worked on Meerkats United, which in a National Television Poll was voted ‘Best Wildlife Film Ever’.

In the early 1970s, Terry and his brother Mike formed a band called ‘Barefoot’ playing rock’n’roll at colleges and clubs throughout the UK and Europe. Mike later went on to record the highly successful “Tubular Bells” and Terry played the flute at the first live performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. His earliest musical experiences were in the myriad of folk clubs that sprang up in the UK during the late 1960s and early 1970s, listening to the likes of Leonard Cohen, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, and Bob Dylan. Terry left school at 16 to travel the world and worked as a roadie for various bands including “The Byrds”.

During an extended stay on the Greek Island of Hydra , he bought a silver flute from a fellow traveller and fell in love with the instrument. “I think it was learning to play in this way, with no formal guidance, that allowed me to develop the ability to compose music. I spent many happy days improvising tunes and discovering scales and arpeggios for myself, and soon started to teach myself to write these things down”. Terry also appears on his Brother Mike’s albums “Hergest Ridge” (flute), “Ommadawn” (pan pipes) and extensively on “Incantations” (flute)

With over 3 million record sales to date the magic of Terry’s music continues to touch and inspire audiences worldwide.

July 27, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce that New Age Music Pioneer Suzanne Doucet  has joined Project Peace on Earth as an Advisory Board Member.

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Suzanne Doucet has spent over 30 years in the world of New Age music.  Her background encompasses being a prime time TV “Pop Show” host (guests included The BeeGees, The Grateful Dead, Keith Emerson, Donovan), a songwriter & composer, script writer, sound designer, producer, A&R record label executive, publisher, label owner & manager, marketing consultant, and retailer.

Suzanne has been a consultant to hundreds of artists, producers, record labels, radio programmers, distributors and retailers. She is an expert on “new age music marketing campaigns,” and has developed and supervised many mainstream and alternative marketing campaigns for independent labels and artists.  Her clients include Grammy® winners Omar Akram, Laura Sullivan, Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Paul Avgerinos and White Sun as well as Liquid Mind, Hennie Bekker, and Grammy® nominees Steven Halpern, Peter Kater, Al Conti and Arun Shenoi. In 2015 Suzanne received a Grammy® winning participation certificate as “Creative Consultant” for Winds of Samsara.

Suzanne is a long-time voting member of NARAS, helping to define the guidelines for New Age Music since 1987. Suzanne was part of the Presidential/Key Executive MBA Program at Pepperdine University, where she studied business administration. In Munich, Suzanne studied Psychology, as well as Composition & Arranging at the Munich State Conservatory in Germany.

July 24, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA PRLog —

2 Unite All album brings Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, Stewart Copeland to support the Gaza crisis

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Film Director Oliver Stone, Bethlehem Mayor Vera Baboun, Palestinian Entrepreneur Sam Bahour and famed soccer player Alaa Ismail voice their support of the 2 Unite All Gaza and Middle East Peace benefit album

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is at a critical point with Israel limiting electricity to 2 hours a day and the desperate cascading effect this has on hospitals being able to operate and deliver basic care to newborn infants, the sick and the elderly. Water is also in short supply as pumping stations, which depend on electricity to operate, cannot deliver water.  The punishing effects of Israel’s apartheid-like control over Gaza’s basic human rights which leaves families with an inability to refrigerate food has also brought the economy within the region to a demoralizing 60% unemployment.   “The situation in Gaza is beyond desperate” states Steve Robertson, producer of the 2UniteAll album and founder of Project Peace On Earth (PPoE).  He continues saying, “Its imperative that each of us act now to support this desperate human rights crisis in Gaza. This is our effort to do so and each song purchase will help.”

Philip Lawrence of Bruno Mars wrote the original song “Begin Again” that is featured amongst 30 songs on the 2 Unite All’s volumes 1 & 2 albums.  Also featured are music legends:  Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, Stewart Copeland (The Police), Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Thomas Bergersen (2 Billion Youtube hits), Sasha Cooke (Opera Grammy Winner), Gary Nicholson (Country Grammy Winner), Beth Nielsen Chapman, Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman (New Age Grammy Winners) and more.  Proceeds go to Palestinian and Middle East relief agencies supported by Project Peace on Earth (PPoE), a US based humanitarian organization. The aim of the movement is to unite people who are separated by conflict and prejudice through the healing power of music. Beneficiaries of the album include: Palestine Children Relief Fund, Friends of UNRWA USA, National Centre for Community Rehabilitation (NCCR) in Gaza and Project Peace On Earth.

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Peter Gabriel contributed his song “Across the River” and says of his decision to participate: “Although I am sure both the Palestinian and Israeli people would benefit enormously from a just and fair two-state agreement based around the ’67 borders, we have watched the Palestinians subjected to more and more suffering for far too long, especially in Gaza. Meanwhile their long held land is repeatedly stolen by force for illegal settlements. I am not and have never been anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic; I am anti-Israeli government policy, anti-injustice, anti-oppression and anti-occupation. There is clearly a growing movement around the world willing to speak out, including my own country’s Parliament. I am happy to be one of these voices now asking the Israeli government, ‘Where is that two state solution you have so long said you wanted?’ and more simply, saying, ‘Enough.'”

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Roger Waters was moved to support the initiative with his song “Each Small Candle” and stated: “The story of the little girl Shymaa in Gaza who lost her entire family, sparked the idea for the 2 Unite All benefit album for Gaza, Palestine and Middle East Peace. It is a story that is far too familiar. In Gaza 1.6 million people, adults and children alike live in what is essentially an open-air prison. They have no control over their borders, airspace or coastal waters. They live under the constant threat of attack from their heavily armed and hostile neighbor Israel. There is a movement in Global Civil Society to protest their intolerable situation, a movement which I wholeheartedly support. I have given my song “Each Small Candle” in support of the important Project Peace On Earth album in the hope that, along with all the other songs donated by concerned artists, it will help to shed light on the plight of the Palestinian people, and encourage progress towards equal rights, justice and freedom for all the peoples of this Middle Eastern region regardless of ethnicity or religion.”
After producing volume one and a seven-month search process Robertson found the little girl named Shymaa who sparked the album project through the Gaza based National Centre of Community Rehabilitation (NCCR).  The organization specializes in supporting and empowering children to have a normal childhood after being injured and/or traumatized during military invasions.  Robertson had an idea to produce a song and video with children from the NCCR and Shymaa so he immediately reached out to Richard Gannaway of AO Music, a PPoE Music Ambassador.  The result was the formation of the Gaza Children’s Choir and their performance and filming of Gannaway’s song “Haumea.” The music video, edited by filmmaker Fritz Heede, recently won the GlobalPeaceSongAward.com contest for best music video.  The song also serves as the promotional anthem for PPoE’s and the NCCR’s new campaign called “Love All Love Wins / UDHR (the UN’s, Universal Declaration of Human Rights).”

Philip Lawrence of Bruno Mars

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Philip Lawrence (Bruno Mars) who contributed his original song  “Begin Again”  said he wanted to participate because: “Throughout my life I’ve been blessed in so many ways but most humbly through the gift of my children.  I live to protect, teach and love them unconditionally so they can then share that life experience wherever they go.  Knowing there are children and families in the world who have experience lives of pain, trauma, violence, injustice and feelings that they’ve been forgotten simply breaks my heart and should never be tolerated.  I wanted to be part of this album to use my God given gifts to give these children and families some peace even if only for a moment.  In the end we are all one family and those are all my children, brothers and my sisters.

Stewart Copeland (The Police)

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Stewart Copeland (The Police) said he participated because: “Our music may not be able to rebuild homes nor bring back victims of violence, but at least it can soften hearts. Hard hearts allow violence in the Holy Land and softening up allows persuasion. Even the most flinty realpolitik analysis shows that ‘Kumbaya’ is more credible than ‘They Must Go.'”

Serj Tankian, System of a Down

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Serj Tankian of System of a Down also supported the album and added that:  “Helping to rebuild the lives of Palestinians in Gaza is a necessary and noble worldwide humanitarian prerogative that we must not shy away from.  It’s the least we can do for a people that have suffered under an occupation, embargo, and invasion.”

Steve Robertson, CEO of PPoE concludes saying:  “I’m so deeply grateful to each of the artists involved with the 2 Unite All album for bringing their musical genius and loving courage to stand for human rights in Gaza, Peace in the Middle East and our world.”

Interviews can be arranged with select Artists and Steve Robertson.  PRESS PAGE: 2uniteall.com/press-page

VIDEO: Haumea “We Are The Ones” – Gaza Children’s Choir Video

CONTACT:press@projectpeaceonearth.org or 2UniteAll@gmail.com

+1 310.871.2965

June 3, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Aubrey Balkink, who founded the global branding agency of Frankfurt Balkind, has joined Project Peace on Earth as a Steering Committee member and our Chief Creative Strategist.

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Aubrey Balkind, In the 70’s, Aubrey founded Frankfurt Balkind, an influential global branding agency headquartered in NY, with offices in LA and SF. As Chief Creative Strategist, Aubrey consulted with the C-suite of many of the world’s leading global entertainment, financial, technology, and educational institutions including Time Warner, Comcast, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Adobe, Fordham University, and The Getty, Guggenheim and Skirball museums. His agency also led the creative campaigns for many Oscar movies.

Five years ago, after selling Frankfurt Balkind, Aubrey founded Be Sane, a group of enterprises providing sane alternatives in an increasingly insane world. The LA/Ojai group focuses on self healing through rejuvenation using alternative practices and lately has also turned his attention to understanding existential threats facing humanity. Be Sane presently comprises: Sane Farms which practice permaculture and enrich soil; Sane Center, a workshop venue where mind, body, awareness, and health holistically come together; Sane Nutrition where food is medicine; and Sane Building where homes promote self healing are designed and built.

In 1999, Aubrey was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young. The creative teams he has led have won many major national and international design awards and his work has been selected as part of permanent collection of museums collections including the Smithsonian and NY’s Museum of Modern Art. Aubrey has served on the Board of the Strategic Dialogue Center in Tel Aviv (together with a number of world leaders including six prior prime ministers).

May 7, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Lee Purcell has joined as Project Peace on Earth’s first official Spoken Word Poet Ambassador.

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Lee Purcell is a Poet and Thought Leader.  A thirst for personal discovery and a desire for deeper understanding served as the catalyst for Lee to take a courageous leap of faith.  He did what many are afraid to do.  He “dropped everything,” leaving his financially secure job, friends, and home in Canada to discover what would happen if he had the courage to deep-dive into the unknown, seek out his highest calling, and embrace the uncertainty.  Poetry manifested in Lee as an unexpected Gift, flowing from him naturally – A beautiful, powerful, yet unanticipated by-product of his willingness to allow the unexpected and simply Flow.  Since 2014, Lee has been living and thriving in Peru where he helps facilitate personal growth, healing and transformation for guests at the Nimea Kaya Healing Center in Pulcallpa, Peru. www.nimeakaya.org  lee@makeyourlifeapoem.com

March 21, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce that international internet radio host and programmer Shayne Locke has joined as a Project Peace on Earth as an Advisory Board Member.

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Shayne Locke is an author and creator of spiritual media. He began publishing and broadcasting Sage Magazine and Soul Traveller Radio in 2013 and quickly became an internationally recognized producer of conscious music programs.

As Host and program manager of Soul Traveller Radio, Shayne’s intention is to bring about change through his love of independent and conscious music. With a background in IT and media marketing, Shayne also runs ST Media – Positively Digital – which helps artists and companies with media and marketing especially in providing mainstream radio promotion to conscious and independent artists.

Shayne also conducts workshops and retreats on the subject of peace and love.

February 11, 2017

2016 Global Peace Song Awards Ceremonies, Los Angeles, CA

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Global Peace Song Award winners gather in Los Angeles to be honored for their music and videos

(above top photo) Steve Robertson Founder GPSA.
(above photo) GPSA Presenters: Actress/singer Maria Conchita Alonso emceed the Global Peace Song Awards first annual award ceremonies also hosted by actors Lindsay Wagner, famed Zeitgeist Film series producer Peter Joseph. actress/model Rachel Pringle, Sunny Singh (RoundGlass / GPSA ceremonies sponsor) and Sean Stone.

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LOS ANGELES – Feb. 14, 2017 – PRLog — Almost 700 hundred musicians gathered to honor the first annual Global Peace Song Award (GPSA) winners on February 11, 2017.  The GPSA, which is thought to be the first ever worldwide contest to find the most inspiring musicians, songs and videos that promote the message of world peace, was originally launched on September 21, 2015 (the UN International Day of Peace).   The GPSA was the brainchild of Steve Robertson, Founder/CEO of ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org which is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Famed Jury Panel members for the 2016 GPSA contest consisted of: Stewart Copeland (Grammy Winner, The Police), Randy Copus (New Age group 2002), Jonathan Elias (Elias Arts/The Prayer Cycle albums), David Joyce (Grammy Winner best Jazz Vocal group), Ricky Kej (Grammy winner / Producer of the Shanti Samsara Environmental Consciousness album), Tim Kring (TV producer Touch & Heroes), Dennis Kucinich (former US Representative / US Department of Peace),  Philip Lawrence (Grammy winner of Bruno Mars), Rod Linnum (former Exec. VP of Universal Music), Gary Nicholson (Grammy Winner & Texas Hall of Fame Country Singer/Songwriter), Steve Robertson (Founder of ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org), Joanne Shenandoah (Native American Singer/Song Writer), Ralph Simon (business executive, co-founder of Zomba Group and Jive Records) and Peter Yarrow (legendary Folk Singer & Peace Activist of Peter, Paul & Mary).

During the first year of the 2016 GPSA there were ten different categories of music: New Age, World, Acoustic / Contemporary Instrumental, Rock / Pop, Country, Folk, A Cappella / Choral, Classical / Opera, Jazz, Hip Hop and one Music Video category.

All Contestants had three ways to win: 1) Jury Panel voting that consisted of famed jury members who voted on songs from the genres of music they were most known for. 2) Public Voting enabled each of the 11 category finalists to invite the public to vote on their songs or videos.  3) And the last way to win was through social media,  in essence, to become the musician or video with most overall Facebook likes and reaches.

Sunny Singh, Founder of RoundGlass, was the GPSA’s presenting sponsor.  He stated “My team at RoundGlass believes that wellness is key to making this world a better place. It is the key to peace, harmony and sustainability. It is also key to protecting our planet.

My role is to enable people to do more than they thought they were capable of, and to help them achieve more than they thought possible, and through Wellness- bring our world towards peace, harmony and equilibrium.

In our efforts to achieve this, We are proud to be associated with the Global Peace Song Awards”

Winners of each music category had the chance and will win a wide variety of valued prizes ranging from a recording session with Grammy Winner Ricky Kej (valued at $15,000) to having award winning singers/musicians perform on their next song, to a music industry webinar on the “Music Contracts Do’s and Don’ts” by Burgundy Morgan esq.,  to album cover art work by famed designers Syamarani Dasi and Greg Spalenka, a website by Resonant, an invitation to perform at upcoming Project Peace On Earth worldwide concerts, a commemorative trophy and much more.  All prizes of the Global Peace Song Awards were designed to empower the winning musicians to further their creative talents, music careers and the ability to financially succeed in the world of music.

GPSA Founder Steve Robertson stated “It was a profound honor to offer the GPSA contest to musicians and video producers around the world and to give them a chance to share their visions of peace with major thought-leaders from the world of Music, TV and Politics. Therefore, we are excited to announce all of the following 2016 Project Peace Peace on Earth  GPSA winners presented by RoundGlass:

NEW AGE MUSIC: The JURY VOTING winner is: Deva Premal and Miten and their song  “Sarveshaam Mantra”.  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the NEW AGE category is: Carol Albert and her song “Dreamer.”

ACOUSTIC / CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: The JURY VOTING winner is: Tina Malia and her song “All Roads.” The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the ACOUSTIC/ CONTEMPORARY category is: Wouter Kellerman and his song “The Long Road.”

WORLD MUSIC: The JURY VOTING winner is: Tina Malia and her song “Heal This Land.” The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the WORLD MUSIC category is also:  Tina Malia and her song “Heal This Land.”

FOLK MUSIC: The JURY VOTING winner is: Paul Kenny and his song “End To All War.”  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the FOLK MUSIC category is:  Jason Moon and his song “Trying to Find My Way Home.”

COUNTRY MUSIC:  The JURY VOTING winners is a tie between: Trevor & Sylvie and their song “Can’t Stop The Train” and The Zmed Brothers and their song  “Kindness is Magic.” The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the COUNTRY MUSIC is Chris LaRose and his song “A Grave for My Gun.”

OPERA / CLASSICAL MUSIC: The JURY VOTING winner is: Sangeeta Kaur and her song “Let Me Weep.” The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the OPERA / CLASSICAL category is: Jennifer Thomas and her song “Eventide”

A CAPPELLA / CHORAL category: The JURY VOTING winner is: Jennifer Thomas and her song “Alleluia.” The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the A CAPPELLA / CHORAL category is: Merrill Collins and her song “Every Man, Woman, and Child”

JAZZ MUSIC:  The JURY VOTING winner is: Stephanie Spruill and her song “Shine.”  The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the JAZZ category is also Stephanie Spruill  and her song “Shine”

HIP HOP MUSIC: The JURY VOTING winner is: Betsy Walter and Kenny Lamb and their song “Be Nice.” The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the HIP HOP category is also: Betsy Walter and Kenny Lamb and their song “Be Nice.”

ROCK / POP MUSIC: The JURY VOTING winner is a tie between: Siedah Garrett and her song “Answer’s Always Love” and Gregory Markel and his song “Surrender Now.” The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the ROCK / POP category is: Shamanatrix Missy Galore and her song “Love.o.lution”

MUSIC VIDEO: The JURY VOTING winner is: Richard Gannaway and his music video “Haumea.” The PUBLIC VOTING winner in the MUSIC VIDEO category is: Sangeeta Kaur and her music video “Guidance and Protection”

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook winner with most “likes” is: Vishal and Aditya and their song “Bhalobasha.”The Facebook winner with the most “reaches” is: Tina Malia and her song “Heal This Land.”

GPSA is in the process of producing, and will soon release, a winners compilation album entitled “Music for World Peace.”

Robertson further states; “Our GPSA team wants to express our most sincere thanks to all GPSA participants and winners.  Each of you have made a difference in our world with your inspiring music and videos that help show ways to peace.  We also want to express our heartfelt thanks to all of our GPSA Jury Panel members and our coordinating musical assistant Fritz Heede …Your caring, time and support made this dream of the GPSA contest and award ceremonies a reality.”

Lastly, Robertson stated; “We are excited to announce that Maria Conchita Alonso, Sean Stone and Peter Joseph are joining us as 2017 Jury Panel members.”

He continues, “I also, I want to remind all musicians and video producers that March 15th, 2017 is the last submittal day for our current 2017 Global Peace Song Awards contest. Please go to our website:   http://www.GlobalPeaceSongAwards.org  and be sure to carefully review our new submittal guidelines and Prizes.”

Interviews can be arranged with GPSA the founder Steve Robertson and select Jury Panel members and winning musicians and music video producer upon request.

Contact

Steve Robertson, ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org

email: globalpeacesongawards@gmail.com

December 5, 2016

New book, NEW WORLD ORDER  by PPoE Advisory Board member Sean Stone

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A sweeping overview of world affairs and, especially having come across the name of William Yandell Elliott, Professor of Politics at Harvard through the first half of the 20th century. Sean found that Elliott had created a kindergarten of Anglo-American imperialists amongst his students, who included Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel P. Huntington, and McGeorge Bundy. Upon further investigation, Sean came to understand Elliott’s own integral role, connecting the modern national-security establishment with the British Round Table Movement’s design to re-incorporate America into the British ‘empire’. Whether that goal was achieved will be left to the reader to decide. However, it cannot be denied that W.Y. Elliott’s life and intellectual history serves to demonstrate the interlocking relationship between academia, government, and big business.

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November 27, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we announce that international music talent Onyay Pheori  has joined as a Project Peace on Earth an Musical Ambassador.

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Onyay Pheori is a vocalist, violinist, songwriter, producer, recording & performing artist and actress based out of Los Angeles, CA. She writes and produces music for film, TV, trailers and commercials.  Her music has been featured on Bravo, the USA Network, MTV, HDNET Movies, E!, CBS, ESPN, promos for Grey’s Anatomy (in Africa), international ad campaigns in South Korea & Germany and trailers, to name a few.  She performed in the finals of America’s Got Talent and has toured domestically & internationally in hundreds of festivals, performing art centers and corporate events including The Great Hall in Shanghai, La Calaca Festival in San Miguel de Allende, Wanderlust, Serenity, TedX and many more.

Onyay’s concerts are mystical, musical journeys that have brought her to 33 countries …from the Amazonian Rainforests and the Andes of Peru and Ecuador to the Mayan Ruins of Mexico, to the Temples and Pyramids of Egypt, to the Caves and Ruins of Crete and Greece.  She has spiritually & sonically explored the castles and mountains of Southern France, ruins of Ireland, the temples and jungles of Bali and Java and sacred sites around the world.

September 14, 2016

Global Superstar Musicians unite to raise Environmental Consciousness in the epic Shanti Samsara album

Special music video screenings from the Shanti Samsara album by Grammy Winning composer Ricky Kej, will be held in Los Angeles and New York City and be presented by ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org.
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LOS ANGELES – Sept. 14, 2016 – PRLog — The Shanti Samsara album features music and videos from musicians ranging from rock/pop stars Philip Lawrence (Bruno Mars) and Stewart Copeland (The Police) to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and famed Sufi singer Sussan Deyhim to country music legend Gary Nicholson, singer Patti Austin and folk legend Peter Yarrow. Environmental activists and actresses Frances Fisher, Rosanna Arquette and Lindsay Wagner also provided poetic voiceover narratives on the videos. See their video here:

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Videos were created by award winning filmmakers from India – Amoghavarsha and Sairam Sagiraju. Film producer Mark Magidson of famed movies BARAKA and SAMSARA generously donated footage from his films for the video projects as did legendary cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg. Says Ricky Kej, “I was honored to work with so many amazing filmmakers on the videos, including directors who filmed the submerging island of Kiribati whose inhabitants are on the frontline of climate change and are being forced to relocate.”

After winning the 2014 Grammy for Best New Age album, India’s Ricky Kej was invited to meet with Prime Minister Modi of India. The Prime Minister, knowing that he would deliver a keynote speech during the November 2015 UN Climate Change conference in Paris, inquired if Ricky would be willing to produce an environmental benefit album to honor all sentient beings through cultures across the globe. If Ricky agreed, as he did, the Prime Minister promised to launch & deliver the album to every Presidential attendee. Ricky completed the album. The Prime Minister delivered on his promise and the rest is history.

The Shanti Samsara album was recently performed in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations. “The album title brings an important focus to the word ‘Shanti’ which means ‘Peace’ and the word ‘Samsara’ which means ‘the world around us’,” states Ricky Kej, who continues, “Everyone involved in the project believes that the people of our world can choose another way … a way of treating all living creatures and our planet with greater love and reverence. This process, of course, begins first within each of us and the music of the Shanti Samsara project is designed to inspire this realization of inner wisdom.”

The Shanti Samsara album represents a historic effort to bring an imperative focus to our planet’s growing environmental and endangered species crisis. The 2-CD set is part of a 160-page pictorial coffee table book that tells the story of climate change, the plight of endangered species and the story of world-famed musicians who joined to support the album in order to increase awareness and inspire a difference.

Steve Robertson of Project Peace On Earth states, “I am in awe of this album and video project Ricky pulled off. It is monumental in scope and Herculean stature. I was honored to be one of its executive producers and witness, first hand, the total selflessness and generosity of amazing musical talent, actors and filmmakers who did everything necessary to participate and make this album, book and series of videos a reality and a gift for humanity.”

These special VIP video screenings, with limited seating, are by invitation and will be held at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre at the Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles on October 5th. The New York City showings will be held at the Dolby 88 Theatre on October 7th and will be supported by both the Project Peace on Earth and the Center for Conscious Creativity (http://consciouscreativity.com).

When Kej was asked if he would be open to major theater chains showing the videos as film trailers and/or schools and churches showing the videos on a more widespread basis, he replied with a big smile, “Yes, Yes and Yes … it would be a dream to have more people see these wonderful videos, listen to the music of the album and be inspired to become change makers. Just ask me or Steve and we’ll make this happen. We’re open to working with any company, organization or school that wants to use what we’ve created to make a positive difference in our world.”

Interviews with Ricky Kej (Shanti Samsara Producer), Steve Robertson (CEO of Project Peace on Earth and an Executive Producer on the album), and select musicians and filmmaking talent are available upon request.

Media Contacts:
USA: Steve Robertson
Phone: 310.871.2965 / Email: 2UniteAll@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL: Varsha Kej
Phone: +91-9880448336 / Email: Gowda.Varsha@gmail.com

July 17, 2016

PPoE Musical Ambassadors Ricky Kej and Sussan Deyhim perform at the UN General Assembly Hall.

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According to Ricky:  “The most humbling experience of my life 🙂 Today I performed at the United Nations General Assembly! I stood where every world leader has stood and we performed songs from my latest album SHANTI SAMSARA. I spoke about our environment and how we need to realign to a Collective Goal that is bigger than ourselves. We played a dedication to the submerging island nation of Kiribati, and I ended the concert by saying “Climate Change is Real, it is Human Induced, it is affecting us all and OUR actions are affecting countries on the other side of the planet.  My aim has been to bring about Environmental Consciousness through music, and I hope this has helped me in my journey 🙂 I was very fortunate to be joined on stage by immense talents Sussan Deyhim Premik Russell Tubbs Lonnie Park. Super special thanks to the the outstanding Novus Summit and everyone involved.”

July 13, 2016

Steve Robertson interview on the Dr. Sarah Larsen show.

July 12, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we announce that legendary Broadway Entertainer and Actor Ben Vereen has joined as a Project Peace on Earth an Advisory Board member.

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BEN VEREEN has performed in some of the most notable Broadway productions, television series, films and variety shows of our time. He recently finished filming Rocky Horror Picture Show for Twentieth Century Fox directed by Kenny Ortega. Ben also costarred w/ Richard Gere in the film Time Out of Mind (Variety Oscar Critic’s Pick*) and Top Five with Chris Rock. A Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse’s Pippin, Mr. Vereen’s Broadway credits include: WickedI’m Not RappaportChicagoHairFosseJelly’s Last JamJesus Christ Superstar, and A Christmas Carol.  Mr. Vereen has been inducted into both The Theatre Hall of Fame and the Dance Hall of Fame. Mr. Vereen performed for 100,000 people at the Washington Monument and he received the Broadwayworld.com 

 

April 27th, 2016

2 Unite All album release and listening party featuring Philip Lawrence singing his original song “Begin Again.”:

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March 23, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we announce that show host, actor and producer Sean Stone has joined as an Advisory Board Member for Project Peace On Earth.
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Sean Stone has grown up in the film-world, having acted since childhood in his father Oliver Stone’s films, including The Doors (1990), JFK (1991), Natural Born Killers (1994), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps(2010) and Savages (2012), before acting in and directing his first feature Greystone Park (2012).

Sean Stone majored in American History, studying at Oxford and Princeton University, graduating from Princeton in 2006 after completing his thesis on the ‘New World Order’, which will be released in book form by TrineDay Press in 2016.

Stone is currently the co-host of the RT news show Watching the Hawks, which airs internationally.  He also hosts the weekly news interview program Buzzsaw on The Lip TV (www.thelip.tv/show/buzzsaw).  Most recently, Stone wrote, produced and starred in the martial arts-comedy Enter the Fist (2016). As an actor, Stone has starred in the films A Star for Christmas (2012); Don’t Pass Me By (2014); Union Bound (2016); and Paranormal Activity Security Squad (2016).

March 16, 2016
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Tina Guo has joined as a Music Ambassador for Project Peace On Earth.
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Tina Guo is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, recording artist, and composer known for her distinctive sound, mastery in a wide range of genres in film, television, and game scores. She has shared the stagewith Alicia Keys, The Tenors, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, John Legend, LeAnn Rhimes, Chris Isaak and more.

She is a classical cello soloist, Tina Guo has appeared as guest artist with the San Diego Symphony, the State of Mexico National Symphony, the Thessaloniki State Symphony in Greece, the Petrobras Symphony in Brazil, and the Vancouver Island Symphony in British Columbia.

Tina is featured on screen in commercials for Mazda and United Airlines, and was also a featured soloist in Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour from 2011-2013 performing in sold out arenas around the world.  The tour performed to over 3.7 million people and is one of the highest grossing tours of all time.  Tina will tour with Hans Zimmer in 2016 throughout Europe in the Hans Zimmer Live Arena Tour.

March 8, 2016
It is with great pleasure that we announce that The Durgas have joined as Music Ambassadors for Project Peace On Earth.
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The Durgas, lead by brothers Benjii Simmersbach (vocals, guitar) and Christopher Simmersbach (lead guitar) draw much of their musical influence from their childhood. Both were born in Bavaria/Germany but raised in various parts of Thailand, Tanzania, Mali, Senegal, Italy, and the U.S. The Durgas‘ music weaves the sounds and cultures of their upbringing into their music without losing touch with their roots in punk rock.

Besides continuing their extensive, international tours, The Durgas are committed to bringing a unifying musical experience to challenged communities around the world. In 2003 they were the first band to play in Mitrovica, Kosovo since the Balkan wars, as part of the ongoing United Nations peace and reunification initiative. In 2004 they took part in the XV International AIDS/HIV Conference in Bangkok, Thailand and performed in AIDS hospitals and orphanages. In 2007 they toured throughout Asia, playing to children of migrant workers in Mumbai, India, in Sri Lanka to families displaced by the Tsunami, in Thailand at the Saphan Jai festival, and for Burmese refugees in camps along the Thai border. They have witnessed firsthand the profound effects that live music can bring about in people, across barriers of land and language.

Part II here:  https://youtu.be/iLnYO63ptHg

February 5, 2016

Global Peace Song Awards extends deadline for its First Annual Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ – The Global Peace Song Awards, a brainchild of Steve Robertson, Founder & CEO of Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) and Ricky Kej, Grammy® Winning Artist , has called out to Musicians and Music Video creators around the world to submit their most inspired and empowering works towards the message of World Peace.


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The submission process that began on 21 September, 2015 (UN International Day of Peace), will now close on 06 March, 2016.  Winners of this Historic contest will be announced on 15 August, 2016 (Indian Independence Day).

Steve Robertson said: “We decided to extend the last date of submission for our first Annual contest because of several requests from Musicians who are very keen to participate but are short on time due to their nominations at the upcoming Grammy® Awards. They want to have their voices heard given the critical and current state of affairs of our World”

Ricky Kej added, “Some people seem to have forgotten that it were the Musicians who brought an end to the Vietnam War. And I believe that it will be the Musicians, if they choose to rise up, who will bring lasting peace, once and for all, to our World”

He also said, “The Global Peace Song Awards contest serves as a search for our World’s most enlightened musicians, songs and videos that can guide the way to peace on earth. We want to encourage everyone to enter!  Now, more than ever, it is time for great musicians to call for Peace and reach the hearts of the people and leaders around the World”

Robertson and Kej voiced, “Weapons and Wars can only speak in terms of our differences, horror and destruction.  Inspired Music speaks to hearts of goodness that which we all have in common. Great music serves to empower us to know our truest self and express our greatest potential.  When music rises to this calling our World will be transformed. This goal of a World transformed into ‘Peace’ is what we have both set- out to accomplish with the Global Peace Song Awards”.

ABOUT THE 2016 ANNUAL GLOBAL PEACE SONG AWARDS CONTESTSong Categories

  1. New Age/Ambient
  2. World Music
  3. Acoustic/ Contemporary Instrumental
  4. Rock/Pop
  5. Country
  6. Folk
  7. ACappella/Choral
  8. Opera
  9. Jazz
  10. Hip Hop

Music Video CategoryWinners for the contest will be decided based on 3 different Parameters :

  • Jury members will short list 10 songs songs per each song category and 10 videos in the music video category.  Within the 11 total categories, Jury will select 11 grand prize- winners(one per each category)
  • Popular Public vote will select 11 grand prize- winners (one per each category)
  • 1 most popular song and/or video based on the ‘Likes’ on Facebook will be awarded too.

The Global Peace Song Awards has a World-class panel of Jury Members that include

  • Philip Lawrence: Grammy®Winner and 11 time Grammy® nominee. Sold over 100 million copies with Bruno Mars
  • Stewart Copeland: 5 time Grammy® Winner and co-founder of legendary rock group “The Police”
  • Ralph Simon: Co-founder of one of World’s most successful independent music and music publishing companies – the Zomba Group of companies and Jive Records (whose artists included Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake)
  • Gary Nicholson: Grammy®Winner and Texas Hall of Fame singer/song writer who has written songs for Vince Gill, The Judds, Robert Plant, Ringo Starr, actor Jeff Bridges to name a few
  • Jonathan Elias of Elias Arts: Emmy and Cleo award winning composer and record producer for Duran Duran, YES. Known for his movie trailers of Gandhi, Blade Runner. Award-winner for advertising music. His “Prayer Cycle” and “Path to Zero” albums feature Alanis Morissette, Sting, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and others
  • Joanne Shenandoah: Native American Singer/Song writer
  • Randy Copus: Award winning and top selling New Age Composer of the famed group “2002”
  • David Joyce: Grammy®Winning singer/keyboard player/songwriter. Has worked with the likes of U2, Neil Young, Natalie Cole, Burt Bacharach and more)
  • Ricky Kej: Grammy®Winning Producer and Composer. Award winning advertising music and jingles producer
  • Steve Robertson: Founder of Project Peace On Earth
  • Tim Kring: Famed TV writer and producer of the shows Heroes, Touch, Heroes Reborn
  • Dennis Kucinich: Former US Representative, two time Presidential Candidate. Lead politician who introduced the US Department of Peace legislation
  • Jermaine Jackson: Grammy Nominee and founding member of  the world-famed “Jackson 5”
  • Peter Yarrow: Legendary political/peace activist and musician of the famed folk music rio “Peter, Paul and Mary”

Award prizes for the Grand winners of the contest

  • A grand prize of a personal recording session with and produced by Grammy® Winner Ricky Kej which will have famed PPOE musicians like Fox Lima of Enigma MMX social song, Grammy® winner David Joyce,  Grammy®  Nominee Peter Kater
  • Perform by the esteembed artists noted above on a winner’s future song.
  • Tools and resources to empower a musician’s career such as album cover art by award winning legendary artists Syamarani Dasi and Greg Spalenka
  • A webinar on the Do’s and Don’ts of Music Contracts by Music Industry Attorney Burgundy Morgan
  • A premier branding company in India, ReZonant, will build a new website and additional album cover design as a prize for the winner too
  • A beautiful commemorative trophy and much more

For complete details please visit www.GlobalPeaceSongAwards.org

Media Contact: Ricky Kej, Global Peace Song Awards, +1-646-659-1635, ricky@rickykej.com

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January 11, 2016

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It is with great pleasure that we announce that Shellie Hunt, Founder of Women Of Global Change, has joined as an Advisory Board Member for Project Peace On Earth. 

Dame Shellie Hunt is Founder and CEO of The Women Of Global Change, Success is by Design LLC, ReMake MY Life LLC, and other multiple companies. A Global Entrepreneur, Business Strategist, International Speaker, author, and TV executive producer.  In 2014, the special honor of knighthood was bestowed upon Dame ShellieAnn Hunt by the Order of St. John.

She is the proud recipient of the 2013 Humanitarian Award at the World Congress Center.  As the First Lady of Entrepreneurs, she has served well over tens of thousands of women and children worldwide in communities and outreach programs. Shellie served on the national board of National Women’s Political Caucus, hosted the 2014 EMMA Awards, is a lead mentor in the Billionaire Adventure Club, and been mentioned in Forbes.com.   Her other appearances are numerous and include CBS, ABC, USA Today, CBS MoneyWatch, Beyond the Dow, HLN and many others.

 She has worked with major corporations to include Time Warner, M3, The Young Entrepreneurs Society, VH1, Pacific Electric, and Kimberly Clark to name a few.   

January 8, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Philip Lawrence of Bruno Mars (2013 Grammy Winner and receiver of 11 Grammy nominations in 2011 and 2012) has joined Project Peace On Earth as a Musical Ambassador and as well joined as a Jury Panel member for our Global Peace Song Award contest.
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Philip Lawrence is a Grammy Award winning producer who Billboard Magazine called one of the top songwriters for 2013.  He was born in a small city in Indiana to a deejay father and a gospel singing music director mother. He rose to musical fame with his collaborations with long time partner, Bruno Mars. This team has produced hits such as “Just the Way You Are”, “Grenade”, “When I Was Your Man”, “Treasure”, Locked Out of Heaven”, “Florida’s Right Around”, “B.O.B.’s Nothing On You”, and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire to name a few.

Philip and Bruno Mars have become the most successful writing teams in the past five years selling more than 100 million copies and having multiple sold out worldwide tours.

Philip received 11 Grammy Nominations in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 he won the Grammy for “Best Pop Vocal Album” for Unorthodox Jukebox. In 2014, Philip was a part of history for his participation in the second largest viewed Super Bowl halftime performance, 115.3 million viewers.

In 2014, Philip appeared as the voice of “Felipe” in the Blue Sky Studios animated film “Rio 2”. He also wrote, performed and produced the song “It’s A Jungle Out There” and co-wrote “Welcome Back” for the film’s soundtrack.

In addition to currently being in the studio working on the next Bruno Mars album, Philip started his own label “Gum Street Records” which is aptly named after the street where he grew up. His first featured artists will the brother and sister duo “The Lawrences” who are poised to take the Christian/Gospel world by storm. Their music is set to debut in 2016.

December 6, 2015 LOVE ALL LOVE WINS campaign (Current and on-going)

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With each of your YouCaring contributions you will witness videos and photos from around the world messaging the goodness of your heart and the caring of your personal affirmation of LOVE ALL LOVE WINS.

We intend for your message of LOVE ALL LOVE WINS to be realized in every place and on everything you could possibly imagine.  So IMAGINE BIG, because  everyone involved with the campaign will be !!!

To roll the initial campaign out we’re looking for your support to print:

T-shirts
Stickers
Banners
Paint and Decorate the destroyed and ugly

With your support we will make sure the world remembers to LOVE ALL  and that LOVE WINS.

 CONTRIBUTE HERE

 

December 18, 2015

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Henry Lozano, former Presidential and Gubernatorial Appointee,  has joined as a Steering Committee member for Project Peace on Earth.

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Mr. Lozano was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve the California cabinet office, California Volunteers, as a Commissioner and presently continues to serve in this capacity for Governor Edmund G. Brown in 2010 – Present.

Mr. Lozano is a national leader in Hispanic communities where he served on the board of directors for the National Latino/Hispanic Prevention Network in 1999 – 2004. Mr. Lozano was the founder and director of the US Border Center for the Application of Prevention Technology in 2002 – 2006.

Mr. Lozano is a national leader in Native American communities and serves on the board of directors for White Bison, Inc. 1992 – Present; and has served as a National Advisor to the Founder and Executive Director of the United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. since 1994; and became a member of the Board of Trustees in July 2014. Mr. Lozano has been a national trainer and keynote speaker for University of Oklahoma American Indian Institute in

1997 – 2003.

Mr. Lozano was named Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of USA Freedom Corps on September 11, 2007. As Director of USA Freedom Corps, Mr. Lozano was charged with implementing President Bush’s vision for volunteerism and service in America. Echoing the President’s Call to serve, this launched the initiative in his 2002 State of the Union.

Mr. Lozano worked to promote and expand opportunities for Americans looking to service causes greater than themselves.

Mr. Lozano was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate to serve on the board of directors for the Corporation for National and Community Service from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Lozano was appointed by George W. Bush as Co-Chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities serving the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director John P. Walters in 2001 – 2003.

Mr. Lozano was appointed by President William J. Clinton to the President’s Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities serving the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director General Barry McCaffery in 1998 – 2001.

Mr. Lozano has had the privilege of serving the United States Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council; serving Secretary Donna D. Shalala, Secretary Tommy Thompson and Secretary Michael Leavitt in 2000 – 2007. Mr. Lozano continues to serve the United States Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment as a National Partner to the National Recovery Month Campaign.

Mr. Lozano was recognized by White House President, George H. W. Bush and the President’s Drug Advisory Council, as one of the top drug prevention coalition leaders in the United States at the National Leadership Forum in 1990.

In 1985, shortly after United States Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by Mexican drug traffickers, Congressman Duncan Hunter invited Kiki’s high school friend, Henry Lozano, Director of Imperial Valley County Teen Challenge to launch “Camarena Clubs” in their hometown of Calexico, California. These Camarena Club members pledged to lead drug-free lives to honor the sacrifice made by Kiki. In 1986, Henry, as a board member of Californians for Drug-Free Youth, Inc. launched the first California Red Ribbon Week celebration. This drug abuse prevention initiative was launched nationally in 1988 and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration estimates that 80 million Americans participated in some way during 2011.

Mr. Lozano continues to travel nationally during the National Recovery Month Campaign in October to speak to schools, communities and federal agencies on behalf of his friend, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent, Enrique “Kiki” Camarena.

The leadership of My Life My Power (https://www.mylifemypower.org) an International 501(c) 3 Organization, joined Henry C. Lozano as Co-Founders of the International Red Ribbon Movement (http://www.internationalredribbonmovement.org/) that launched on

October 14, 2015 in four states simultaneously, Texas, Arizona, Florida and California. The International Red Ribbon movement also has support from Japan, Korea and Africa.

December 12, 2015

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe & Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met at the historic Indian city of Varanasi, and signed some very important & essential deals for both nations.  Ricky Kej composed a Indian-Japanese fusion song for this important event.

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December 6, 2015 UN Climate Change Conference Paris

John Quigley, PPOE Advisory Board member, creates a global aerial message for change.

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Ricky Key, 2015 Grammy Winner and PPOE Musical Ambassador (with the humble assistance of Steve Robertson, Founder of PPOE) produce and release SHANTI SAMSARA released, presented by Prime Minister Modi of India to each President and attending UN Climate Change Delegate.

Launched at United Nations COP21 (Paris) on the 30th of Nov 2015 by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President of France François Hollande.

Special Thanks to Sri Amitabh Bachchan, Frances Fisher, Lindsay Wagner, Rosanna Arquette

Peace is the only path to the betterment of life on Earth for all of creation. This mantra invokes the Om, the unknowable, the undefinable and therefore the purest manifestation of the cosmic harmony that exists in every cell. Through this invocation, may all beings recognise the Om in themselves. 

From the album “Shanti Samsara- Music for Environmental Consciousness”

Music produced and composed by Ricky Kej
Video: Moving Art by Louie Schwartzberg
Edited and graded by Pratheek Shetty
Executive Producer: Steve Robertson (Project Peace on Earth)

Spoken Word: Sri Amitabh Bachchan
English Spoken Word: Frances Fisher, Rosanna Arquette, Lindsay Wagner

Arranged by: Vanil Veigas, Ricky Kej
Keyboards and Programming: Vanil Veigas
Indian Vocal Arrangements: Charanraj and Devan Ekambaram
Indian Vocals: Charanraj, Devan Ekambaram, Chaitra HG
All Western Vocals, Arrangements, Performed & Produced: Seay
Flute: Wouter Kellerman
Bansuri: Butto
Strings: Raveolution Orchestra
Violins: Manoj George, Augustine Sandy, Siby Manuel, Jeoffrey Martin, Reuben James, Dawn Jos
Violas: Manoj George, Augustine Sandy, Reuben James, Siby Manuel
Recorded by Vanil Veigas at Raveolution Studios
Vocals recorded by Jules Delgado, Seay at Tuscan Sun Studios, USA
Seay appears courtesy of Tuscan Sun Music
Francis Fisher, Rosanna Arquette, Lindsay Wagner recorded by Michael Perricone at Lotus Post, USA

Mixed by Ricky Kej, Vanil Veigas, P.A. Deepak
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering, USA

Each Presidential and Official delegate attending the UN Climate Change conference was gifted with a copy of Ricky’s “Shanti Samsara” album.  Gary Nicholson, PPOE Musical Ambassador sang lead vocals on the album’s featured track, Mark Magidson (PPOE Advisory Board member, Producer of Baraka and Samsara, donated video clips) and Seay (PPOE Musical Ambassador) contributed vocals.

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More beautiful videos from Shanti Samsara here.

September 21, 2015

First annual Global Peace Song Awards contest calls to the world’s most inspired musicians to submit their songs of hope beginning on September 21st.    

Project Peace On Earth (PPOE) announces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) – September 21, 2015 – LOS ANGELES, California and Bangalore, India —  The 2016 Global Peace Song Awards (GPSA) officially announces and opens its website:  www.GlobalPeaceSongAwards.org to musicians of all ages and worldwide, to submit their most inspired song of peace. 

Today’s UN International Day of Peace, September 21st, 2015, marks the historic opening of a global call to musicians and music video makers to submit their most inspired and empowering works towards the message of world peace.  Song submittals begin on September 21st and close on January 24th, 2016.    All Grand Prize winners will be announced on July 1, 2016.

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The Global Peace Song Awards (GPSA) was the brainchild of Steve Robertson, Founder and CEO of Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) and Ricky Kej, 2014 Grammy® Award winner for best New Age album.  Steve founded PPOE for the global promotion and attainment of world peace through globally telecast concerts of sacred music from sacred sites.  Ricky is the youngest person from India to win the Grammy® and is a musical/brand ambassador for PPOE.  He won the Grammy® award for his album ‘Winds of Samsara’.

According to the organizers Robertson and Kej: “The 2016 Global Peace Song Awards serves as a search for our world’s most enlightened musicians and songs that can guide the way to peace on earth. There are no age, location or language limits. We encourage everyone to enter. We want to hear the hearts of our planet’s great musicians call for peace.”

The GPSA features 10 total song categories and one (1) music video category.  1) New Age /Ambient; 2) World Music; 3)Acoustic / Contemporary Instrumental; 4) Rock / Pop; 5) Country;  6) Folk; 7) A Cappella / Choral; 8) Opera; 9)  Jazz; 10) Hip Hop; 11) Music Video.  The website:  www.GlobalPeaceSongAwards.org provides details on how to submit.

The Global Peace Song Awards have assembled a world-class panel of Jury Members including:  Ralph Simon (he co-founded what became one of the world’s most successful independent music and music publishing companies – the Zomba Group of companies and Jive Records (whose artists included Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake); Jonathan Elias (of Elias Arts, is an Emmy and Cleo award winning composer and record producer (Duran Duran, YES), known for his movie trailers (Gandhi, Blade Runner), award-winning advertising music and his “Prayer Cycle” and “Path to Zero” albums which feature Alanis Morissette, Sting, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and more); Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy® winning Native American Singer/Song writer);  Randy Copus (award winning and top selling New Age Composer of the famed group “2002”); Gary Nicholson (Grammy® winner and Texas Hall of Fame singer/song writer who has written songs from everyone from Vince Gill and The Judds, Robert Plant and Ringo Starr to actor Jeff Bridges);  Steve Robertson and Ricky Kej; the legendary political/peace activist and folk musician, Peter Yarrow of the famed trio “Peter, Paul and Mary”.

There are three (3) ways Musicians  and/or Video contestants can win:  One, Jury Panel members will short list 10 songs songs per category and 1 peace song music video category.  Within the 10 total music categories and 1 music video category, 11 grand prize winners will be announced. Two,  Popular Public vote will identify 10 songs per category and 1 peace song music video category.  Within the 11 total categories, Public Voting will select 11 grand prize winners, one per each category.  Thirdly,  a Facebook most popular “Likes” song and/or video will be awarded.

Award prizes, as outlined by the GlobalPeaceSongAwards.org website, range from the grand prize of a personal recording session with and produced by Ricky Kej; having famed PPOE musicians like Fox Lima of Enigma MMX social song, Grammy® winner David Joyce,  Grammy®  Nominee Peter Kater and more perform on a winner’s future song; tools and resources to empower a musician’s career (website, album cover art, and more), a beautiful commemorative trophy and much more. The premier branding company in India, ReZonant, who built the GPSA website, is generously gifting a new website and album cover design as a prize for a winner.

Robertson and Kej conclude: “Weapons and War can only speak in terms of our differences, horror and destruction.  Inspired music speaks to what we have in common, our potential goodness and peace.  Music serves as the bridge between our senses and spirit.  It speaks to the heart without the aid of the intellect.  When we are touched by inspired music we come to know our true self and what unites us with others, in common love and peace.   This the goal to which music can best achieve, and this is the goal we have both set out for with the Global Peace Song Awards.  The invitation the AWARDS sends out to all musicians all around the world is: ’INSPIRE US TO REALIZE WORLD PEACE.’

Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) is a hybrid profit/humanitarian company founded for the global promotion and attainment of peace through globally broadcasting concerts of sacred music from sacred sites.  The UN first brought world attention to PPOE for its famed 2011 Picasso Peace Dove / Love All image in Jericho which was esteemed as one of the 49 most iconic images (out of 800,000 photos) in the history of the UN.  This same year PPOE  produced a Christmas Day fundraising concert from Bethlehem for UNRWA that went out to 80 million homes.

To find out more go to:  ProjectPeaceOnEarth.org

Contacts:  Steve Robertson and Ricky Kej

August 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Ricky.  This wonderful interview just released.

August 1, 2015

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Thomas Bergersen, famed composer from Norway, has joined as a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.

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Best-selling composer Thomas Bergersen was born and raised in Trondheim, Norway. Thomas’s  compositions have been featured in some of the biggest motion picture campaigns in the world such as: Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Twilight, Narnia, Harry Potter, Da Vinci Code, The Mummy, The Dark Knight and 100s more.  His second album “Sun”, was #1  in Amazon and iTunes classical charts as well.  Thomas has sold over a million CDs and has over 2 billion combined YouTube views on his music.  Thomas’ extensive and highly specialized knowledge of digital orchestration and sample libraries, combined with his musicality puts him at the top of the world in his craft. In 2011, Thomas released his first public album titled “Illusions”, which has been a huge hit, reaching number one in the iTunes world music charts both internationally and in the United States. I’m a kid! I don’t like being told what to do, and music is the only place I know where I can roam free and do what I want.

April 29, 2015

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Stewart Copeland, 5 time Grammy winner, inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and co-founder of the famed rock group The Police has joined as a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.

 Stewart Copeland is a five Grammy winner and inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  He has spent three decades in the forefront of contemporary music as a rock star, acclaimed film score writer, and composer in the disparate worlds of opera, ballet, world music and chamber music. Recruiting Sting and Andy Summers in 1977, Stewart formed The Police, a rock band that became a defining force in rock music and reunited 23 years later for a 14 month world tour whose success was a testament to the enduring popularity of the band and its music. Stewart spent twenty years as a successful film and TV composer, working for the likes of Francis Ford Coppola on Rumblefish and Oliver Stone on Wall Street. He returned to his drum kit to form Animal Logic with Stanley Clarke and Oysterhead with Trey Anastasio and Les Claypool, meanwhile finding time to win the Archie David Cup with his polo team (on a horse). Stewart was commissioned to write a ballet for the San Francisco Ballet and his first opera, “Holy Blood and the Crescent Moon” for the Cleveland Operain 1989. In April 2011 he wrote a short opera based on the Edgar Allen Poe story “The Tell-Tale Heart,” which premiered at the Royal Opera House in London.  Recent commissions include his score for MGM’s silent film classic, “Ben-Hur” which premiered at the Virginia Arts
Festival and which will be performed in 2014 with The Chicago Symphony. His new percussion concerto, “Poltroons in Paradise” was recently performed by The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. In 2015 his new opera, “The Invention of Morel” will premiere at The Long Beach Opera.Stewart’s awards also include the keys to the city of Milan and The Chevalier of the Order of Arts & Letters (France).  Through it all, a sense of humor and appreciation for his utterly unique career has shone through as he has enjoyed working in a remarkable array of genres.

April 21, 2015

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Grammy winning singer  David Joyce  has joined as a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.

 

 

 

 

David Joyce is a studio singer/keyboard player based in Los Angeles, and a Grammy winner (1986 Best Jazz Vocal Group). He’s toured with the world and played with the likes of Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, and many others, and sung in the studio and/or “live” with Frank Sinatra, U2, Michael Jackson, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Chris Isaak, Neil Young, Harry Belafonte, Oasis. The list goes on.

David has sung for many movies (including Jurassic World, Oz-the Great and Powerful, Real Steel, X-Men2, Spiderman3, King Kong, Matrix 2&3, Big, Contact, the Simpsons Movie, etc) and TV shows (including Family Guy, the Tonight Show, Arsenio Hall, and many others.)  David greatly enjoys teaching, at local colleges and universities, and in Europe (Italy and Spain), and is a songwriter, with several CD’s out (Dharma Buds, Gopher Gods, and others).

 

April 2, 2015

 

LOVE IS THE ONLY GOD – RT news / 2 Unite All album 

April  1, 2015: RT Worldwide Feature Story on 2 Unite All 

February 11, 2015

Rollingstone India: Ricky Kej and 2 Unite All album

February 8, 2015  THE GRAMMY’s

A Super HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman who just WON THE GRAMMY for best NEW AGE album “Winds of Samsara”. Ricky Kej graciously helped me produce our recent 2UniteAll album. Winds of Samsara- Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman also featured their song Mahatma on the album. Wow….Wow… I was watching it live…It brought tears to my eyes. CONGRATS so so happy for you Ricky and Wouter.
What a great moment in time!!!  Thank you again Ricky for each and every moment of time we worked together on the album.  It was a joy.
Thank you Ricky and Wouter for so kindly donating your song “Mahatma” to the album.  Thank you to each and every musician who with care, grace and generously participated in the 2 Unite All album.  Thank you Greg Spalenka for the brilliance of your album cover art work and to each and every person who supported me in the creation, production and promotion of the album.

   
Thank you the TuneCore staff, everyone at TeeSpring t-shirts and everyone at the Institute for Middle East Understanding.  Thank you also to everyone at Friends of UNRWA USA and the Palestinian Childrens Relief Fund and all PPOE board members and all other friends and supporters who believed in the album and the cause of supporting those in GAZA.

February 5, 2015

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that George Bassous, General Manager, Board Member and Architect of the Bethlehem Convention Palace and the Solomon Pools complex has joined as an Advisory Board and  Production Team member for Project Peace on Earth.

George Bassous is the General Manager and  Board member of the Bethlehem Convention Palace.

January 17, 2015

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Jordan Fiksenbaum, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for North American Resident Shows Division for Cirque du Soleil has joined as an Advisory Board and  Production Team member for Sponsorship, Marketing and PR for Project Peace on Earth.

 

 

 

 

 Jordan Fiksenbaum most recently served as the Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations for the North American Resident Shows Division of Cirque du Soleil, overseeing the day-to-day Marketing, Sales and PR activities for nine resident shows.  He was responsible for generating over 35 million tickets for approximately $3.8 billion in revenue over the last seven years.  Prior to joining Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Fiksenbaum was the Vice President of Theatrical Presentations for Kimmel Center, Inc. in Philadelphia, where he developed the Center’s inaugural theatrical season and had executive oversight and day-to-day management over all theatrical operations for the 50 productions that the Center presented during his tenure.

He has been working professionally in the live entertainment industry for more than 25 years.  He has been involved in numerous senior management roles specializing in: Sales and Marketing; Business and Strategic Planning; General Management; Event Programming and Ticketing and Operations.

Within the theatre industry, Jordan  has worked on a number of award-winning productions including The Phantom of the Opera, Show Boat, Sunset Boulevard, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ragtime, Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, Les Misérables, Monty Python’s Spamalot and many more.

January 8, 2015 

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Patrick Flynn, company manager and tour manager for Cirque du Soleil  has joined as an Advisory Board and Latin American Production Team member of Project Peace on Earth.

 Patrick Flynn was born and raised in Ireland, but has been a global traveller since 1999. He worked for seven years with Up with People, an international leadership programme for young people that promotes better understanding and peace among peoples. He guided international groups of young leaders through a year of international travel, community service, global leadership training and performing arts.

From 2001 until 2015, Patrick worked and travelled with Cirque du Soleil in the position of Global Company Manager for Cirque du Soleil’s productions, he toured its world-renowned shows throughout Europe, then Latin America. In his position as Company Manager, Patrick led a team of 150 people in the transfer, set-up and operation of a number of different shows. He managed a multi-million dollar operating budget, and ensured that his team reached and exceeded their qualitative and quantitative objectives.

Patrick has recently established himself in Santiago, Chile, where he works as a live entertainment producer, and as a creative catalyst, encouraging and supporting the birth and development of new and exciting creative projects.

January 4, 2015

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Peter Kater,  9 time Grammy nominee/multi-platinum selling Pianist/Composer has joined as a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.

  Peter Kater is a 9 time Grammy nominee/multi-platinum selling Pianist/Composer Peter Kater has been leading innovator of contemporary instrumental music for over 3 decades. His music has been heard all over the world from Healing Centers to the Olympics and Carnegie Hall. He’s performed for presidents and dignitaries; scored the music for over 100 TV & Film productions including 11 On & Off-Broadway dramatic plays and is a proud recipient of the Environment Leadership Award from the United Nations.

December 8, 2014

Archbishop Desmond Tutu endorses 2 Unite All album

November 17, 2014

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Jeff Lund, former company and tour manager for Cirque du Soleil  has joined as an Advisory Board and USA Production Team member of Project Peace on Earth.

 Jeff Lund, former Global Touring Manager for Cirque du Soleil, for 13 years.  In his position as General management of Cirque du Soleil he managed all aspects of daily operations with teams of 100+ employees; forecasted shows revenues and expenses, developed and maintain annual budgets while working closely with operations, technical and artistic Directors; hired, managed and evaluate company management personnel while delegating projects and responsibilities; Managed partner relations; Co-created the VIP Behind the Scenes and managed all daily operations of the experience while promoting brand awareness;  Enforce all CdS company rules and policies while ensuring a healthy CdS culture; Ensure the safety, well-being of all employees, staff and guests; Serve as a CDS ambassador & local spokesperson.

November 7, 2014: ABC TV coverage of album release

November 5, 2014

2 Unite All album release party at Acabar


November 3rd, 2014

Grammy®Winning Artists, Rock Stars & Composers Join Forces in First US-Produced Benefit Album for Gaza Relief

BUY the Album NOW

2UniteAll.com

GAZA and Middle East healing and peace benefit album

2UniteAll.com

Now Available for Sale:   Project Peace On Earth proudly releases  “2 Unite All”, a benefit compilation album featuring famed 26 famed Rock Stars and acclaimed Singer/Songwriters/Composers and Grammy winners to support healing and peace in Gaza and the Middle East.   The album is  released to raise funds for urgently required Surgical support, Medical supplies, PTSD therapies and Peace initiatives in Gaza/Palestine and the Middle East.

All “2 Unite All” album proceeds support Surgical teams, Medical supplies, PTSD Therapies and a permanent peace solution within Palestine and the Middle East region. The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund  (40%) and UNRWA USA (40%) are the primary beneficiaries of the album proceeds.  Dr. Edward Tick, PTSD therapist, will lead a team into Gaza and the Middle East region on behalf of Project Peace On Earth, who will receive a small portion of album proceeds (20%) for this work and continued peace initiatives with the Middle East region.

Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) is deeply grateful to efforts of Nadia Saah and the entire team at the Institution for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) for their awareness and press related efforts on the 2 Unite All album.

Buy the Official 2 Unite All T-shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 26, 2014

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that renown Contemporary Artist, Kaleo, has joined as a Art  Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.

 

Kaleo has cultivated a unique style of Cerebral Contemporary Art entitled, “Images of Irony”, which provocatively juxtaposes society’s overindulgent obsession with celebrity against its perverse compulsion for consumerism. This dynamic juxtaposition of ironic images has produced a fiercely compelling series of societal commentary that stirs the spirit and awakens the senses.

Kaleo attributes his unique artistic perspective to his own personal journey of agony and ecstasy. His colorful life began in the culturally diverse city of Pasadena, California, but his upbringing was anything but rose colored. He was born to an unwed European-American mother and a Hawaiian-Spanish-Puerto Rican father who left the family before Kaleo was born which forced his mother to fend for her family on her own.

October 21, 2014

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that award winning flutist, Wouter Kellerman, has joined as 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 Nr 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.

October 8, 2014

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Oct 08, 2014 / FEATURED GUEST: Steve Robertson
Author of Power of Choice – Success in Your Life Purpose and the founder of ProjectPeaceonEarth.org joins Joni for fascinating concepts of words, music and consciousness and the unlocking the power of love in your life.
The power of words. Ever wonder what effect they really have? The non-physical components of health play a bigger role in our health than we think. Steve Robertson, Author of Power of Choice – Success in Your Life Purpose and the founder of ProjectPeaceonEarth.org joins Joni for fascinating concepts of words, music and consciousness and the unlocking the power of love in your life.

September 25, 2014

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Kim Larkin, Founder of Vison for Humanity Products has joined as an Advisory Board member for Project Peace on Earth.

  Kim Larkin,  Founder of Vision for Humanity and Vision for Humanity Products Charitable Trusts.  He successfully established himself as one the most influential model management agents in New Zealand, scouting and managing many of the country’s most recognized international models during his 20 year career.

July 28, 2014

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Dr. Mubarak Awad has joined as an Advisory Board member for Project Peace on Earth.

  Dr. Mubarak Awad  In the Middle East he is called the Arab Gandhi because he was teaching the power of nonviolence similar to Mahatma Gandhi in India during the British Raj.  He is the Founder and national President of the Youth Advocate Program, which provides alternative foster care and counseling to “at risk” youth and their families. He is also the Founder of the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence in Jerusalema Palestinian Christian (a member of the Greek Orthodox Church), was born in 1943 in Jerusalem when it was under theBritish Mandate.[1] When Awad was five years old, his father was killed during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and he became a refugee in the Old City of Jerusalem.[1][2] His mother was a pacifist and argued against revenge.[2] Dr. Awad formed Nonviolence International, which works with various movements and organizations across the globes.  He holds a PhD in psychology, International Graduate School, MS, education, St. Francis University, BA, social work and sociology, Bluffton University.

July 18, 2014

There has been an overwhelming outpouring of support from PPOE’s Musical Ambassadors and their generous donations of songs for an album compilation in support of the war tragedy in GAZA.  The album will raise awareness and funding to support necessary  medical supply resources and the transportation/logistical support of a PTSD therapy team that will travel to the region.  This team will lead by world famed PTSD therapist Edward Tick MD who is also one of PPOE Steering Committee members.  

July 18, 2014

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that singer/song writers GuruGanesha Singh Khalsa and Rickie Byars Beckwith have joined as a new Musical Ambassadors for Project Peace on Earth.

  GuruGanesha Singh Khalsa is pioneer of World Devotional Music.  He is the founder of Spirit Voyage Records 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, Tina Malia, Nirinjan Kaur, Thomas Barquee and Jai-Jagdeesh. The deep catalog of GuruGanesha’s solo recordings includes Grateful Ganesh, Pure Ganesh, Joy is Now, and Kundalini Surjhee. Rickie Byars Beckwith  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, Will.I.Am, Stevie Wonder, Niki Haris and Brenda Marie Eager.

July 3, 2014

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Roger Nelson PhD, famed scientific researcher and founder of the Global Consciousness Project, has joined as a new Steering Committee member for Project Peace on Earth.  

Roger will be supporting our organization through scientific research relative to the Global Consciousness Project (GCP).  The GCP measures, through a global network of strategically placed physical random number generators (RNG) located in some 70 host sites around the world, how our various social events (specifically our PPOE concerts and peace initiatives) and large scale group consciousness has effects in the physical world.

Science and Global Consciousness Research

 Roger Nelson, PhD is a cognitive scientist working at the edges of what we know about consciousness. He’s a cultural entrepreneur, with background in the arts as well as physics, engineering, and experimental social sciences. As a professor of psychology at a small college in Vermont he also conducted seminars in photography and conceptual art, and created large-scale events channeling excess energies of students and faculty in dance, music, and the arts. A series of coincidences intervened to bring Nelson to Princeton University’s PEAR lab to develop studies of mind-matter interaction. In the 1980’s, the experiments asked whether and how we could change the behavior of random number generators (RNG). In the early 90’s, we brought miniaturized devices into the field to study effects of group consciousness. In these experiments, the question was whether the human mind could add structure to truly random data. In other words, could our wishes and dreams, or our emotional connections have real effects in the physical world which could be registered and studied scientifically? The answer was yes.

The same technology and questions are basic to the Global Consciousness Project (GCP) which Nelson founded in 1997. The GCP maintains a world-spanning, continuously running network of RNGs as an instrument monitoring the effects of globally shared emotions and states of consciousness driven by historically great events, both tragedies and celebrations. The formal experiment shows a 7-sigma departure from expectation over a 15 year database, which represents a trillion to one odds of being just chance fluctuation, and mundane alternative explanations have been excluded. Like many scientists working at the edges of what we know, Nelson is conservative scientifically, but he regards the GCP results as a robust demonstration that our shared responses to great events are reflected in the data. The experiment clearly shows subtle effects of coherent mass consciousness in the physical world, and Nelson’s work now is to understand the extraordinary implications. These small but real changes linked with special qualities of human consciousness mean that what we wish for is more likely to happen, and that when we learn to interconnect consciously, we will achieve a previously unimagined control of our planetary destiny.

June 29, 2014

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Iasos, famed composer and original founder of New Age Music, has joined as a new Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.

 Iasos (pronounce ya’sos)  is a Music Creator, specializing in celestial, heavenly, inner-dimenional music.  He is also one of the original founders of “New Age” music.  More recently, he has been focusing on creating celestial visuals.

June 28, 2014

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Dan Reed, famed lighting designer,  has joined as new Production team and Advisory Board member for Project Peace on Earth.


   Dan Reed is an lighting designer of theatre and themed entertainment, and has coordinated the lighting designs for over 500 live broadcast special events on behalf of himself and others.   Dan’s recent live production work include the Americas Got Talent Finale at Radio City w/ Lighting Designer Josh Hutchings and the broadcast of the 2012 PBS White House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony w/ Matt Ford and Magic Lantern Creations.   During his tenure as the primary assistant and draftsman for the mutil-Emmy Award winning Lighting Designer Bob Dickinson at Full Flood Inc,  Dan the prepared the lighting blueprints for the 2002 Salt Lake and 2004 Athens Opening Ceremonies, the Democratic Conventions of 2004 and 2008, Superbowl Halftime shows with U2, Rolling Stones, Prince and Tom Petty, and spent eight years as the Assistant Lighting Designer for the Emmy, Grammys, Oscars and Tony Award shows.  Dan’s recent themed entertainment projects include the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in NYC and consulting work with CD+M Lighting Design Group on IMG City of Arabia- Worlds of Adventure DubaiLegoland Malaysia, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the Happy Magic Water Cube at the Olympic Swim Pavillion in Beijing, China.  Dan is the resident Lighting Designer for Cirque Berzerk, Overtone Industries and the Open Fist Theatre Company in Los Angelesand his recent theatrical designs include Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Abigail’s Party at the SF Playhouse.

May 24, 2014 – Senator John Vasconcellos, PPOE Advisor Has Died

It is with the deepest regret and personal sorrow that I announce that my beloved friend, John Vasconcellos, of 24 years died today. John was my best man at my wedding. He was Father figure, best friend and mentor to me. John was one of the most loving, kind and generous people I have ever known. He worked tirelessly on behalf of the State of California and the people he served. His pioneering Self-Esteem movement touched the lives of millions upon millions of people worldwide. If you ever met and connected with John he would take extensive notes about subjects that you were passionate about and consciously surprise you by mailing you an article on the subject that he had pulled from the paper or a magazine. When I was in the early stages of working on our PPOE concert John suggested that I move the idea to California and lived with him. I moved from Dallas and did exactly that. I was with John constantly at the State Capitol and attended almost every major meeting he conducted. His brilliance, caring and long long hours of work on behalf of the people of California deeply moved and inspired me. John was a pioneer on many fronts and insightful thought leader in the human potential movement. He lived by and through his heart. He was a wise, generous, and caring man. He was one of my best friends. I will miss, remember and appreciate John forever. Precious Angels of God please watch over and guide his loving soul.

April 10, 2014 – John Quigley, PPOE Advisor

Media Advisory: World’s largest crop art to be created in opposition to Keystone XL

, April 9, 2014

Cowboy and Indian Alliance Send Pres. Obama #NOKXL Message from Corn Field
World’s largest crop art to be created, kicking-off the Reject and Protect events

Who: Cowboy and Indian Alliance, artist John Quigley, Bold Nebraska, Oyate Wahacanka Woecun/ Shielding the People and Oil Change International

What: Creation of the world’s largest crop art image, the size of 70 football fields, depicting a #NoKXL message to Pres. Obama to reject Keystone XL and protect our land, water and climate. The event will kick-off the week-long series of actions (April 22-27) called Reject and Protect planned for Washington, DC.

When: Sunday, April 13, 2pm  (note: creation of the image will start on April 9, press invited to interview team during the week. On April 13, we will unveil the finished image and host a community BBQ and tribal ceremony. Image available to send via email, details below).

Where: Corn field in Neligh, Nebraska on Art and Helen Tanderurp’s land (directions: http://boldnebraska.org/cropart).

Image Distribution: B-roll of the event and the aerial shots of the crop art image will be available starting at 5pm CT on Sunday, April 13 on www.boldnebraska.org or by emailing mark@boldnebraska.org.

Contacts:
Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska, jane@boldnebraska.org, 402-705-3622
John Quigley, spectralq@aol.com, 310-927-3013
Gary Dorr, Oyate Wahacanka Woecun/ Shielding the People, gfdorr@gmail.com, 605-828-8391
David Turnbull, david@priceofoil.org, 202-316-3499

About the Cowboy and Indian Alliance:
The Cowboy and Indian Alliance (C.I.A.) brings together tribal communities with ranchers and farmers living along the Keystone XL pipeline proposed route. Farmers and ranchers know the risk first-hand. They work the land every day. Tribes know the risk first-hand. They protect the sacred water, and defend sacred sites of their ancestors every day. They have united out of love and respect for the land and water on which we all depend. This is not the first time Cowboys and Indians have come together to stop projects that risk our land and water. In the 80s, they came together to protect water and the Black Hills from uranium mining and risky munitions testing. In the American imagination, cowboys and Indians are still at odds. However, in reality, opposition to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has brought communities together like few causes in our history.  Tribes, farmers and ranchers are all people of the land, who consider it their duty as stewards to conserve the land and protect the water for future generations. The C.I.A. asks President Obama a simple question: Is an export pipeline for dirty tar sands worth risking our sacred land and water for the next seven generations?

About Reject and Protect:
Starting on April 22, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance will set up tipis on the national mall to urge the President to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. A series of actions from April 22-27 will occur in Washington, DC. The opening ceremony on April 22 will involve a water ceremony, horses and communities impacted by tarsands pollution. On April 26, a tipi, that will be painted all week long, will be gifted to the American Indian Museum in honor of Pres. Obama who was adopted by the Black Eagle family of the Crow Nation. For more info and a detailed schedule: http://rejectandprotect.org 

April 4, 2014

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Slim Jim Phantom (drummer of The Stray Cats)  and film score composer Marcello De Francisci  have joined as new Musical Ambassadors for Project Peace on Earth.

  Slim Jim Phantom (James McDonnell)  is the drummer for Stray Cats. Alongside band mates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, he spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 1980s.  Phantom currently plays in the band Kat Men with Imelda May guitarist Darrel Higham.

 Marcello De Francisci is a composer who provides music to the Feature Film, Theatrical movie trailer, commercial and interactive game industry.  His music has been used in major theatrical movie trailers such as “Avatar” (20th Century Fox), “Prince of Persia” (Walt Disney Bruckheimer Films), “Night At the Museum” (20th Century Fox), “Mission Impossible III” (Paramount Pictures), “National Treasure” (Touchstone Pictures – Bruckheimer Films).  His recent collaboration with Lisa Gerrard from “Dead Can Dance” (Academy Award nominee & Golden Globe Winner) singer/composer (Gladiator/The Insider /Ali  / Whale Rider) has awarded him credits on soundtracks for films such as “Tears of Gaza” and “Samsara”, the much anticipated Baraka film sequel.

December 24, 2013

December 14, 2013

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Elijah Ray and Kellee Maize,  have joined as new Musical Ambassadors for Project Peace on Earth.  

 

 

 

Elijah- (aka “Elijah Ray”) 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 has shared his inspiring and transformational music from up and down the West Coast to Hawaii, New York, Amsterdam, and Australia, New Zealand and Peru. Currently based on the Island of Kauai, +Elijah- hosts ongoing, community empowering concert experiences called the “Band of Light +E-xperience”, which serves as a vehicle for consciousness co-creation, in the realms of Music, Dance, Art, and as an open forum for sustainable solutions and community empowerment.www.elijahandthebandoflight.bandcamp.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 Kellee Maize is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Her first album, Age of Feminine, was released in 2007. Since then, she has released three more albums: Aligned Archetype (2010), Integration (2011) and Owl Time (2012). Maize has been involved in the music business just over a decade and has recorded and released three full albums leading to a handful of singles.[1] As of 2011, her YouTube videos have combined for over 4 million views, and she has over 180,000 Twitter and Facebook fans. Her albums have been downloaded over 400,000 times, and she has been mentioned in various media outlets over 200 times.[2]  e In Kellee’s words;  “We have the power to help positively affect the world by “being the change we wish to see”, as Ghandi puts it. While this can be incredibly challenging given our human tendencies and emotions, I believe we are entering a new stage of evolution in human consciousness and hope that in the same way I am affected daily by artists and musicians that my music inspires change and awareness in the listener.”

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Amber Hartnell,  has joined as new Dance Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth

 Amber Hartnell is a gifted and inspired Dance Alchemist, she elegantly weaves filaments of light into patterns of Love that elicits deep joy in the hearts of those who bear witness.  Over the past 15 years she has collaborated with many esteemed musicians and artists in a variety of multimedia projects, live performances and workshops. It is her great delight to currently be contributing her gifts of embodiment in dance as a core co-creator in the Band of Light.

November 30, 2013

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Pearl (Porl) Thompson,  legendary lead guitarist for “The Cure” has joined as a new Musical Ambassador for Project Peace on Earth.  

 

 

 

 

Thompson left the Cure in 1994 to play with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin during the Page and Plant tour of 1995.

NEW MUSICAL AMBASSADOR:  It is with pleasure that Fritz Heede has joined as a Musical Ambassador for Project Peace On Earth.

  Fritz Heede is a California based music composer/producer and multi-instrumentalist who weaves eastern and western influences into dramatic and evocative works.   Fritz scored and helped produce projects for the U.N., Whaleman Foundation, Julian Lennon, the Grammies, and the Academy for Future Science. Fritz has co-written and produced a lush innovative album with Jon Anderson of YES.

  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 and American Conservatory of Music.

November 26, 2013

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Dave Weiderman, Director of Artist Relations for the Guitar Center has joined as a new Advisory Board member for Project Peace on Earth.  The Guitar Center is the world’s largest musical instruments retailer. 

 

 

Dave Weiderman is the Director of Artist’s Relations and the Hollywood RockWalk for the famed Guitar Center) Dave Weiderman has arranged and supervised induction ceremonies for scores of popular music’s greatest figures.  The Guitar Center is the world’s largest musical instruments retailer. 

November 18, 2013 (Finbar O’Hanlon and Peter Rafelson)

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that internationally acclaimed Musician and Digital Technology CEO of Linius,  Finbar O’Hanlon has joined as a New Steering Committee Member and Musical Ambassador  for Project Peace on Earth.

 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. Finbar’s Music.

MUSIC PRODUCER

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that internationally Music Producer  Peter Rafelson has joined as a New Steering Committee Member and become a Music Producer  for Project Peace on Earth.

 Peter Rafelson established himself early on as a writer and musician, working with such music greats as Jackson Browne and Elton John. Peter has written and produced many successful songs, appearing on over 300 million records sold, including the # 1 hit “Open Your Heart” for Madonna (29 million), as well as top ten singles for Stevie NicksJane Wiedlin of The GoGo’s and Britney Spears. In addition to scoring and composing for numerous films and TV shows, Peter has acted in over ten feature films, including Alan Parker’s “FAME” and films by director Henry Jaglom.  His consulting company, Rafelson Media Company, has clients, which include such industry giants as MicrosoftAppleToshiba and Compaq.   Most recently, Lady GaGa, Pink, Jason Derulo, Robin Thicke, Jason MrazTaylor Swift, DaughtryBeyoncé and Will.I.Am have all finished mixing their albums at RMC Studios. 


New Book release by PPOE Founder/CEO, Steve Robertson:

 

 

I’m so excited to announce that I have fulfilled a life time dream, that of publishing my first book entitled “The Power of Choice – Success and Your Life Purpose.”  If you have ever wanted to discover the meaning of life, find your life purpose and mission, and succeed in bringing this gift to our world, this book is designed especially for you. Thank you in advance for supporting me and the fulfillment of this life dream.

(click on the Lulu buy now button or title below to order a copy)
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The Power of Choice, Success and Your Life Purpose

“Steve Robertson’s ‘The Power of Choice, Success and Your Life Purpose’ is a textbook for the soul.” – Caroline Myss, Anatomy of the Spirit 

Los Angeles, California – A young man loses everything in a 24-hour period of time.  At the age of 29, this experience launches him on twenty-five year spiritual quest to discover the meaning of life and his unique life purpose.  He is lead to promote sacred music worldwide.  His journey connects him to many of our planet’s most famed Musicians, Film makers, TV producers, Humanitarians, Doctors, Scientists, Celebrities and internationally acclaimed peace work in Middle East.  In Steve Robertson’s, The Power of Choice, the eponymous author uses “beautiful metaphors and analogies that lead in every instance to awareness, self-responsibility, and our Divinity” says Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul.  

From birth our soul seems the result of a cosmic casting that seeks to mold our inner most self into that of a divine plan and purpose,” writes Robertson. Through his quest and travels around the world, he is met with and overcomes soul breaking challenges which help fortified spiritual insights and wisdoms about the meaning of life and its’ purpose.  Writes Dr. Larry Dossey, National Best Selling Author of “The Power of Prayer” about ‘The Power of Choice’, “Robertson does not merely write about a vision of peace and personal empowerment, but he has lived it on the world stage. His story is captivating and inspiring. Robertson is a living avatar on whose shining example our future may depend.”

In my writings and lectures I share deep insights that help to flatten the learning-curve about how consciousness works and most importantly,  how to discover and align yourself with your unique and Divine life purpose,” Robertson says.

Don Miguel Ruiz, National Best Selling Author of the “Four Agreements” states about Robertson’s book: “The Power of Choice is required reading for anyone who has longed to find and fulfill their life purpose.” This unique and compelling journey of self-discovery and the power of leaps of faith that reveal miracles are captured in  Steve Robertson’s, The Power of Choice: Success and Your Life Purpose. Robertson is a spiritual mentor and life-coach for many people and professionals seeking inner peace and transformation, for his writings touch upon how the mystical nature of consciousness and music work to  empower  Divine realizations which lead to personal success and a lasting world peace.

About the Author

Steve Robertson is a social media entrepreneur and entertainment industry executive/producer based in Los Angeles California. He created Project Peace on Earth LLC (PPOE) to give back to society while working on multiple business/production/consulting and start-up endeavors. 

 PPOE’s November 2011 Picasso Peace Dove / Love All image from Jericho’s Mount of Temptation was selected in 2012 as one of the  UN’s 49 most iconic photos in the organization’s history. 

Robertson is an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, an Entertainment Industry and Business Marketing Strategist and consultant, Executive Sales and Life Coach, Speaker, a noted blogger at Huffington Post, Author, a former Fortune 500 Sales Executive (High-Tech Computer Process Control Automation and Health Insurance Industries) and professional motocross racer. 

Robertson has enrolled PPOE’s Team that consists of many of the world’s top leaders in Music, Film, TV, Mobile Media, Medicine, Science, Humanitarian/Human Rights Work, National Best Selling Transformational Authors, Veteran PTSD issues, Higher Education and Politics.


October 3, 2013

  Robert Orduño is listed in WHO’s WHO IN AMERICAN ART, and has been profiled in SOUTHWEST ART, INTERNATIONAL FINE ART magazine and other publications. Orduno is the recipient of many honors, including the prestigious Tony Begay Award. His work has been exhibited at museums and Native American cultural centers, including the National Native Indian Artists Symposium, the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, and he is featured in the permanent collection of the Red Cloud Indian Art Show of South Dakota.  Orduño has had featuring roles in two episodes of Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed mini-series, Into the West.

August 29, 2013

Peace notes from India

A global peace project that aims to inspire compassion through music will feature Ricky Kej this year

by Ayesha Tabassum
     

Posted On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 07:24:37 PM

In 2008, two broadcast journalists travelled on a double-decker bus interviewing people across the US and Canada about their personal pathway to discover peace and how this could be applied to make the world a better place. Five years later, Log-Angeles based social entrepreneur and entertainment producer Steve Robertson’s Peace Project on Earth (PPOE) features Bangalore-based music director Ricky Kej as a performer at the 2013 World Forgiveness Concert.

Started with the intention of spreading peace through music, PPOE broadcasts inspirational music worldwide from sacred sites such as Bethlehem. For Robertson, it has been a 24-year-long journey. “I had the idea in 1987,” he says, over e-mail. PPOE started off with a series of initiatives such as an eye surgery camp in Palestine in 2010, and then hosted its first music concert on Christmas in 2011, at Bethlehem with world famed Ode player and lead singer of the Enigma MMX Social Song, Fox Lima. It was telecast to 80 million homes worldwide.
“Sacred music has the power to create new thought processes that can lead to inner peace, compassion, forgiveness and love so that outer peace is made more possible,” writes Robertson. At present the PPOE team is focusing on peace initiatives in conflict-stricken regions within the Middle East. These include developing and producing inspirationally transformational music concerts, medical missions, fine art events and social awareness lecture series.
Kej’s latest album the Shanti Orchestra struck a chord with Robertson, after which he was roped in for the 2013 World Forgiveness Project that will take place at Bethlehem on Christmas. “Ricky’s music is divinely sophis ticated and touches the soul with great purity,” he says. Grammy winner Joanne Shennandoah, Fox Lima of Enigma Social MMX Song, and acclaimed violinist Lily Haden will also be performing.
Though PPOE has seen big names over the years (Beth Nielsen Chapman, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sussan Deyhim and Jonathan Elias, to name a few) it hasn’t been easy for Robertson. “Agents and managers of musicians are rarely helpful. I am still working on Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. When I’ve been able to speak to an artist directly and explain our intent, they’ve almost always agreed immediately.”

August 23, 2013

New Age Album Shanti Orchestra, the First Independent Release for Music Producer Ricky Kej, Creates Path to World Peace Ambassadorship

Indian producer Ricky Kej’s first independent album is embraced in U.S., leading to an invitation to join Project Peace on Earth. All proceeds from album’s sales will benefit the artist’s Majolly Music Trust in India.

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New album SHANTI ORCHESTRA by producer-composer Ricky Kej

Ricky’s music is Divinely sophisticated and touches the soul with great purity. It brings a joyful peace to the heart and a clarity to the mind.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2013

Long one of India’s most prolific young composers in the worlds of advertisements, film scores and jingles, composer-producer Ricky Kej released his first independent album today, the New Age-style album called Shanti Orchestra. Collaborating with over 20 world-renowned musicians from diverse places including Los Angeles, South Africa, India, Congo and Qatar, Kej delivers an ethereal, worldly, and chill album that serves as a timely update for fans of Buddha Bar or Enigma.

On Shanti Orchestra, Kej collaborates with international talent including Alexis D’Souza, Junior Bay, Praveen Godkhindi, Wouter Kellerman, and sitar master Paul Livingstone, a prominent voice throughout the project. While Kej didn’t start off with a concept per se—wanting to give space to express his feelings in a free-flowing blend of music and harmony—the Shanti (meaning “peace” and “equilibrium”) theme emerged when he realized that every groove, every note and every sound somehow came together perfectly as if they were created to be played together. As Kej says, “I believe just like music can be harmonious amidst so much chaos, so can the world. Music works best when there is harmony and not when notes are in unison.”

While Kej has produced and appeared on dozens of albums across various record labels, so striking is the music on this first independent effort –Shanti Orchestra — that an early promotional copy of the album quickly led to an invitation for Kej to become an ambassador for the U.S.-based non-profit Project Peace on Earth.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Ricky Kej join as one of Project Peace On Earth’s (PPOE) Musical Ambassadors,” stated its Founder and CEO, Steve Robertson on August 14, 2013. “Ricky’s music is Divinely sophisticated and touches the soul with great purity. It brings a joyful peace to the heart and a clarity to the mind. These are the qualities of music we most look for in selecting musicians to represent PPOE and our message of inner peace causing outer and world peace.”

Robertson notes that Kej will represent PPOE in its upcoming World Forgiveness Project planned for December of 2013. He also confirmed that Ricky will play a key and central role in all of the organization’s future peace initiatives.

Kej is no stranger to good works. Born in the U.S. to a family of doctors, he was raised in India, a combination that surely influences his creative drive to uplift and unify people through music. And going beyond producing music, Kej is renowned for his charitable efforts benefitting animals and musicians, including The Majolly Music Trust, of which he is a Founding Trustee along with world renowned pianist Neecia Majolly, Director of the Trust. The masterstroke of the Trust is to create a Pension Fund for aged and infirm musicians, the first of its kind in India, while also funding and supporting several Music Education initiatives.

Shanti Orchestra has received high praise to date. Veteran music writer Jonathan Widran notes, “Ricky Kej shares a deeply felt, fascinating journey rich with dreamy melodies, deep downtempo grooves and exotic instrumentation on his ethnically diverse new collection Shanti Orchestra,” while Michael Diamond of Music & Media Focus commented “The music of India has a rich tradition that is expanded on by Ricky Kej,” adding that he “infuses it with a fresh perspective, including contemporary elements of ambient music and downtempo grooves to create a transcendental sound that is exotic, yet accessible.” New Age music reviewer Bill Binkelman expands with “Composer Ricky Kej has gathered a global consortium of instrumentalists and vocalists and turned them loose on the world on Shanti Orchestra, a CD bubbling with a heady blend of pan-Asian flavors sprinkled among downtempo rhythms, world fusion motifs, dramatic sweeping melodies, and ethereal vocals. Forming a comparison to other artists or albums simply breaks down because Shanti Orchestra brims over with originality, inventiveness, and abundant musical virtuosity….”

The striking cover art for the album cover was created by Harris Backer, one of the leading graphic artists in Asia, seemingly creating harmony in chaos to match the overriding musical theme. Beautiful music videos support the album, with elaborate yet relaxing pieces for “Exotic Dreams,” “Pieces of Heaven,” “Blue” and “Forever” available on Kej’s YouTube channel.

Shanti Orchestra is available both physically and digitally, released via Kej’s own record label Raveolution Studios, with Lazz Promotions servicing radio. Kej plans to release additional new age and world fusion albums through his U.S. distribution team over the coming years, which includes digital distribution through BFM, and physical distribution through Clay Pasternack Inc. and New Leaf Distribution.

Links:
Website: rickykej.com
Studio: raveolutionstudios.com
Facebook: facebook.com/rickykejmusic
Youtube: youtu.be/gYWlrDJHtv4
Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/in/album/shanti-orchestra/id663494103
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DH70YZE/ref=dm_sp_alb

August 8th, 2013

 

NEW GLOBAL MUSICAL AMBASSADOR

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that internationally acclaimed composer, Ricky Kej, has joined as an official Musical Ambassador  for Project Peace on Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

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 for 5 Indian feature movies and over 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. Composed the score for 2011 Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony. 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.

April 10, 2013

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Gabriele Grestafounder of MyCast  has joined as an official Steering Committee Member  for Project Peace on Earth.

 

 Gabriele Gresta is considered worldwide as one of the biggest expert in digital medias and technologies, specialising in viral projects, participative television and new TV formats designed for various platforms.  Gabriele Gresta started at a very young age in the software field. By age 15, he was Software Development Director in Alpha Center Int. creating a super-learning system that allowed the company to open offices in several countries becoming a multinational corporation. In 1995 Gabriele Gresta founded Bibop a cross media and event company that within the first two years it reached 8 Bln (Italian Lira) turnover with 56 active clients among the top 50 brands.  In 2003, Gabriele Gresta founded DigitalMagics Group, a digital media company incubator, he’s in charge of M&A and International Biz Dev. DM collected around 16 mln euros from the partners and from private investors. On March 7th 2012 he has resigned from Brainspark and relocated to the US to focus his energies on building Digital Magics and MyCast in the extensive US Market.

Introducing MyCast! from DigitalMagicsUS on Vimeo.

March 16th, 2013 PPOE Musical Ambassador, David Arkenstone performs his Symphonic Adventure at:

Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA

8 pm

Tickets:

http://www.alextheatre.org/patrons/purchasetickets.php


February 27, 2013

Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements and one of our PPOE Steering Committee members, will be featured on this coming Sunday’s (March 3rd) Oprah Super Soul Sunday show at 11am PT/ET time.  Please watch.
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February 10th, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS OMAR!!!!

PPOE Musical Ambassador Omar Akram wins the 2012 Grammy award.

  Omar Akram  –  2012 Grammy winner best New Age song “Echoes of Love”.

 

 

December 24 – 31st, 2012

2nd ANNUAL PROJECT PEACE ON EARTH GLOBAL CONCERT FROM BETHLEHEM

CHRISTMAS EVE (12.24.12)

2012 Bethlehem “Free All” Project Peace On Earth concert from Steve Robertson on Vimeo.

On December 24th Christmas Eve 2012, as part of Project Peace On Earth’s second annual global musical prayer for peace concert from Bethlehem, world famed musicians beamed in their musical prayers for peace to Bethlehem and then sent them out to the world.

The PPOE streaming concert link of 12.24.12 transmission to and from Bethlehem to the world features performances by:

Jon Anderson (lead singer of Yes), Serj Tankian (lead singer of System of a Down), Gary Nicholson (Grammy winning Texas Hall of Fame singer/song writer), Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy winning Native American singer/song writer), Sussan Deyhim (world famed Sufi Singer), Fox Lima (MMX Enigma Social Song singer/song writer), Richard Horowitz (famed film score composer), Itai Desraeli and Hagai (Maetar), Ernest Chapman (lead singer of Team Illuminati based in Nashville), Seay (award winning New Age/ World Music singer/song writer from Nashville), Peter Joseph – edutainment video shorts (“Emergence” and “Spirituality” content contributions from Steve Robertson)

Project Peace On Earth Bethlehem peace initiatives: On Christmas Eve 12.24.12 in Manger Square Bethlehem, Boy and Girl scout troops lead additional Palestinian youth to participate in forming a human “Peace Symbol and spelling the words “Love All” to send an aerial image message of Christmas love, peace and joy to the world.

On December 31st, 2012, as part of a Project Peace On Earth “Free All” peace initiative, hundreds of boy and girl scouts join in solidarity at the Dividing Wall in front of the Israeli guard tower, just next to the famed Entry Gate of the Patriarch in Bethlehem (the historical original road into Bethlehem). Here, the scouts form the message “Free All” and express a continuous image of permanent handprints that send a prayerful plea to all world leaders and the brotherhood of all scouts to bring the Israeli Dividing Wall down and to establish a lasting freedom, justice and peace for all. President Abbas delivers a speech to the boy and girl scouts on the importance and historic significance of their participation in the PPOE “Free All” aerial art initiative. (“Free All” making of video montage and President Abbas speech soon to be released)

 

November 30, 2o12

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Dr. Jack Kornfield has joined as an official Steering Committee Member  for Project Peace on Earth.

  Dr. Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West.  Then he joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to the Public Health Service in northeast Thailand, which is home to several of the world’s oldest Buddhist forest monasteries. He met and studied under the Buddhist master Ven. Ajahn Chah, as well as the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. After returning to the United States, Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein. He is also a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California, where he currently lives and teaches. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings with the Dalai Lama and worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a husband, father and an activist.

His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies. They include, A Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology, A Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry; Teachings of the Buddha; Seeking the Heart of Wisdom; Living Dharma; A Still Forest Pool; Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart; Buddha’s Little Instruction Book; The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace and his most recent book, Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are.

 

November 8th, 2012:

It is with great pleasure and honor to announce that Itai Disraeli and Hagai Or of the group MAETAR have joined as official Musical Ambassadors for Project Peace on Earth.

    Itai Disraeli (bass) and Hagai Or (horns) of 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 together alike.   

Zeitgeist screens “Admissions,” challenges students

Zeitgeist screens “Admissions,” challenges students

Left to right: Actor James Cromwell, Project Peace on Earth founder Steve Robertson, “Admissions” director Harry Kakatsasis. Photo courtesy of Rachael Cohen/ECReality

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El Camino’s Zeitgeist Club presented an advance screening of the short film Admissions, with moderated discussion before and afterward, last Thursday during fifth and sixth period. Zeitgeist advocates environmental sustainability, international disarmament and collective use of resources. El Camino’s chapter is the first high school faction.

Prior to showing Admissions, Steve Robertson, the founder and CEO of Project Peace on Earth and Support Vets Now, spoke to students and showed a clip of Project Peace on Earth, a documentary on the annual concert series for peace.

Subsequently, founder and CEO of Project Peace on Earth and Support Vets Now, writer and producer John Viscount led a discussion of the questions printed on the event program, which asked “Is it better for everybody to be forgiven in life, or do some people deserve to be judged and condemned?”, “What is the difference between shared interests and separate interests?” and “What will it take for there to be peace in the Middle East and other parts of the world?”

After some discussion, Admissions was shown. The film portrayed an Arabic man and Israeli couple’s simultaneous entry into the admissions room of the afterlife, and the tensions and connections that followed. Though many students got up to leave while the film was still playing as the fifth period bell rang, others found it moving enough to stay.

“The whole idea that Hell is just a prop was a really cool idea, because I feel like a lot of people use Hell as a way to get people to behave ‘correctly,’” said junior Marion Herzog. “We as a race have a problem with judging each other, and we really just need to stop sectionalizing ourselves. I think it was really cool they were able to show it at our school.”

After the film, Viscount; director Harry Kakatsakis; and actors James Cromwell, Oren Dayan and Anna Khaja conversed with students about the ideas behind the film and the students’ feelings on it. A longtime activist, Cromwell said to students, “There is no problem that you can conceive of that does not have a solution. There is no such thing as separate interests. We are all connected, we are all one people.”

Students were asked if and in which way the film affected how they thought, as well as for their insight on parts of the story.

“Forgiveness and peace and the process of peace is a process,” said Kakatsakis. “If you have a solution in mind, keep at it!”

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September 26th, 2012

The UN selects the Project Peace on Earth Picasso Peace Dove / Love All image taken from aerial art initiative in Jericho last November 25, 2011 as ONE OF THE 49 MOST ICONIC IMAGES EVER TAKEN since the inception of the UN.

 

Over the next six days, some 150,000 visitors from around the world are expected to view the exhibit, which showcases 49 iconic images taken by UN photographers since the founding of the Organization.In his message for the exhibit, the Secretary-General said, “Diverse scenes and pursuits are on display: from peacekeeping to disaster relief, from children’s health to the empowerment of women. But a thread is clearly visible: the mission of the United Nations to serve the world’s people. …The images here capture moments of great power, beauty and urgency.”Entitled “The United Nations: Seven decades of photography,” the exhibit was organised by a non-governmental organization associated with the United Nations, the International Photographic Council, with support from the Department of Public Information.These are wonderful photos that illustrate the work the United Nations does. Other offices will be using the photos as well. The UN Information Centres (UNIC) in Jakarta and Pretoria will use the photos for the upcoming UN Day and UNIC Rio de Janeiro is holding a “virtual exhibition,” on Facebook.  The UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe, which helped with the German-language translation of the exhibit text, will house the material after Photokina closes for use in future displays.

 

August 26, 2012:

It is with great pleasure that we announce that John Viscount, writer and producer of the award-winning short film, “Admissions”, featuring Academy Award nominee, James Cromwell, has just joined our Project Peace On Earth (PPOE) Advisory Board.

 John Viscount –  He is the writer and producer of the award-winning short film, “Admissions”, starring Academy Award nominee, James Cromwell. The film tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace, even in war-torn places like the Middle East. Featuring an Israeli couple and a Palestinian man, this modern parable is set in the Admissions Room for the afterlife. Its purpose is to start a conversation that heals. John is also a music composer and co-wrote the theme song for the film, “Free.”

 

Official Merchandise of Project Peace on Earth  

Steve Robertson, a feature presenter at the recent August 5th, 2012 Zeitgeist Media Festival in Los Angeles and webcast worldwide.

  

Ash Ruiz, Gary & Barbara Nicholson, Steve – Steve – Beth Nielsen Chapman and Gary Nicholson

  

Rutger and Steve – Steve, Marianne Williamson, Tim Kring – Steve, Shan, Mark Magidson, Beth Nielsen Chapman

 

   

Rutger Hauer, Sharleen, Steve – Steve and Mark Magidson (Prod. BARAKA and SAMSARA) – Steve, Barbara and Gary Nicholson

July 19, 2012: It is with great pleasure that we announce that Nashville rising star, Ernest Chapman, has joined PPOE as one of its Global Musical Ambassadors.

 Ernest Chapman comes to World Music Nashville with many years of experience in musical performance, composition and instruction, having shared the stage and/or performed in the studio with many notable artists and musicians, including Michael McDonald, James Taylor, Vince Gill, Bob Geldof, Olivia Newton-John, Rodney Crowell, David Foster, Bonnie Raitt, Beth Nielsen Chapman (mother and mentor), Craig King (Organ/Keys for Ray Charles), Leland Sklar (Bass – Phil Collins, Leonard Cohen, etc…), Roscoe Beck (Bass – Eric Johnson) Rusty Anderson (Guitarist – Paul McCartney), Maart Allcock (Keys – Jethro Tull; Lead Guitar – Fairport Convention), Kevin Bacon, Richard Marx, Matt Rollings (Keyboardist for Mark Knopfller), Jim Brickman, Mike Reid, Gregg Collins (Engineer- No Doubt, KISS), Charlie Morgan (Drums – Elton John, Bjork), the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Idaho Falls Symphony, the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, John Michael Talbot, DC Talk, Brenda Lee, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, and JD Souther (Legendary songwriter for The Eagles).

July 1, 2012: It is with great pleasure that we announce that Ms. Farah Siraj has joined PPOE as one of its Global Musical Ambassadors.   

  Farah Siraj is currently Jordan’s “Musical Ambassadress”.  She has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious platforms, including the Nobel Prize Hall of Oslo, Norway,the the World Economic Forum, the Antena de Oro Awards of Spain and the Good Morning Live Show in the USA.  She has represented Jordan on UN International Peace Day in the USA and the Inauguration of Mediterranean week at Barcelona’s City HallHer music has been played before the United Nations Security Council before passing a legislation regarding the genocidein Darfur. Farah’s music has played on radio stations in the Middle East, Europe and over 114 radio stations in the United States.

BIOGRAPHY

Farah Siraj is a world music artist driven by her passion to explore and create. Farah grew up in the capital city of Jordan, Amman, surrounded with Middle Eastern music. Farah, considered a prodigy of the Middle East since an early age, released her first album at age seventeen. This album, funded by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, was recorded between Turkey and the United Kingdom featuring the Turkish Symphony Orchestra. King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan are among the audiences that attend Farah’s performances.

The Jordanian virtuoso earned her music degrees from Berklee College of Music in Boston and Trinity College of Music of London, where she received numerous international awards and global recognition. Farah possesses a unique musical style, blending her influences from all around the world, making her a cultural ambassadress of her country.

Farah’s new album, NOMAD, includes original compositions mixing her musical influences, Middle Eastern folk, Flamenco fusion, Jazz, and Bossa, with lyrics in Spanish, English and Arabic. Recordings for this coming album took place in Spain, Jordan, USA, and the UK, involving over 40 talented musicians from all around the world.

 

June 27, 2012: It is with great pleasure that we announce that legendary composer Ray Lynch has joined PPOE as one of its Global Musical Ambassadors.

   Ray Lynch is a multi-platinum selling composer and producer who is also considered one of the early iconic pioneers of inspirational 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 included the renown “The Sky of Mind”, “No Blue Thing”, Nothing Above My Shoulders but the Evening” and “Deep Breakfast”), 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 explored 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.”

 

Kenji Williams, BELLA GAIA, Joins Project Peace on Earth

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“New Collaboration Brings Hope of World Peace through Music-

Kenji Williams, BELLA GAIA, Joins Project Peace on Earth”

(released by Thunderbird Public Relations)

Internationally acclaimed musician and film maker, Kenji Williams, BELLA GAIA Founder, Composer, and Director, has been announced as the newest member of the Musical Ambassador team for the global peace organization, Project Peace on Earth.

Led by Steve Robertson, its Founder, Executive Producer & CEO, Project Peace on Earth LLC (PPOE) is a Los Angeles-based organization committed to bringing greater individual and collective world peace through sacred music concerts and other peace efforts on a global scale.

“I am extremely honored to be a part of such an incredible group of artists, producers, scholars, scientists, healers, and writers. Some of these artists have already changed my life,” stated Kenji Williams in response to his being included as a Musical Ambassador for PPOE.

PPOE recently held a concert at the Bethlehem Convention Palace in Bethlehem, Palestine that brought thousands of people together live, and tens of millions from every nation and faith through the full concert broadcast which benefitted UNRWA and Palestinian Refugee Youth.

“Sacred Music is the most profound and expedient way to touch the heart and create a direct communion with the Divine.  The mission of Project Peace on Earth concert series is to deliver the most spiritually authentic musical experiences so that people are inspired to discover their inner most life calling and courageously act on it towards the overall goal of individual and world peace,” explains Steve Robertson.

Kenji Williams is an award winning filmmaker, music producer, and classically-trained violinist. Blending music, visual arts, science and philosophy, BELLA GAIA, which means “Beautiful Earth,” simulates space flight and displays the captivating beauty of planet Earth as seen through the eyes of astronauts.

Williams, in collaboration with NASA, brings this live performance against a large-screen backdrop of orbiting visualizations of the Earth as seen from space. Using multiple art forms, Kenji Williams and the other artists in BELLA GAIA, strive to transform the beliefs held by audience members about the planet.

“Our entire reality – seen and unseen, here on Earth, and throughout the Universe, is composed of vibration and energy.  Art, and especially music, uses vibration to open a portal to these powerful forces. I believe we have the potential to be closest to spirit when we are at ease (at peace), and aligned with this vibration and energy,” comments Mr. Williams.

Kenji Williams has collaborated with Trance group, Medicine Drum, world famous DJ, John Digweed, visionary painter Alex Grey, and evolutionary philosopher Ken Wilber. His work has appeared at The Gates Planetarium Dome Theater (Denver Museum of Nature and Science), large music festivals around the world, mainstream television, and used for exotic fashion shows at Japanese Temples.  Additionally, Pioneer, Panasonic, and Sony corporations have sponsored Williams with technology to support his artistic vision. Combining unique skills in film and music, Williams has earned international film awards from the CSC to Sundance, and exhibited work at the Smithsonian Institute.

Invoking unity and shared concern for the world by displaying the extraordinary beauty and connectedness of the planet through musical live performances are at the heart of both Project Peace on Earth and BELLA GAIA.  The live concerts and worldwide telecast from Bethlehem are the first of many planned concert events, TV, and film content, centered on the subjects of personal transformation and world peace.   PPOE aims to bring superstar musicians, performing inspiring and sacred music, to some of the worlds’ most sacred sites.

“With Steve Robertson’s vision, I feel that our collaboration of such talent devoted to peace, will create a true and meaningful impact with repercussions well beyond the events. I look forward to collaborating and contributing my compositions, film work, and live performance to the Project Peace on Earth,” explained Williams.

For Information on Project Peace on Earth, the Musical Ambassadors and upcoming events, please visit http://www.projectpeaceonearth.org/

For information about Kenji Williams and BELLA GAIA, visit  http://www.bellagaia.com

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Shared from Kenji Williams–

“The vision of BELLA GAIA is to bring the power of art, technology, space science, and real scientific data visualizations together, into a context that is both entertaining and educational, fused with a common goal of raising the awareness and appreciation of our home planet. BELLA GAIA can actually visually display how humans are affecting the planet, and how each element affects the other, allowing the audience to easily understand the delicate interconnected balance of our planet.

BELLA GAIA™ is a powerful entertainment and educational outreach vehicle for performing arts centers, festivals, planetariums, universities, government agencies and other institutions that wish to convey a broader world view that the destiny of humans and our planet Earth are inextricably linked. Often received with standing ovations, BELLA GAIA has been featured at top festivals such as the Smithsonian Folklife/NASA festival, 13 NASA events, COP15 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, The Economist Magazine’s “World in 2011” conference, and to sold-out shows at digital planetariums. BELLA GAIA has delighted audiences from Europe to the USA to Japan, and has proven to engage a wide demographic from 3 year-olds, to students, to heads of government agencies.

http://www.bellagaia.com

 

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A Concert for Humanity

22 December 2011

Jerusalem

A star-studded cast of international celebrity singers and Palestinian musicians will stage a “concert for humanity” in Bethlehem on Christmas Day. The performers include the Native American singer and Grammy Award winner Joanne Shenandoah, Grammy-winning Gary Nicholson, Fox Lima of Enigma’s Social Song, and Hani Naser. Said Murad from Sabreen is musical director for the event.

Proceeds will go to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which assists millions of Palestine refugees in the Middle East through development and advocacy.

UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi paid tribute to the musicians and organisers of the event: “This is a celebration of the common humanity that unites us all, and it is a fitting reminder to a global audience about the millions of Palestine refugees in this region, as well as UNRWA, which serves them. They are truly among the dispossessed of the Earth and on Christmas Day it is proper that they should be in our thoughts and prayers.”

Steve Robertson, founder of Project Peace on Earth, outlined the aims of the event: “The concert is both inspirational and aspirational. I hope it will inspire a greater understanding of what peace means in our lives as individuals and as societies. And I hope it will in some special way unite us in our aspirations towards peace.”

The concert, which will run from 19:00 to 21:00 Bethlehem time on 25 December 2011 at the Bethlehem Convention Centre, will be streamed live on the web at www.livestream.com/projectpeaceonearth and It will also be carried live on MTC and PBC.

The event is being organised and produced by Project Peace on Earth and its local partners: Bethlehem Convention Palace, visitpalestine.ps, and Sync Systems. The concert is under auspices of the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The producers and organisers would like to thank the sponsors of the event: CCC, Bethlehem Convention Palace, Netours and Ambassador Hotel, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, MTC -TV, Cairo Amman Bank, Peugeot, and the Palestinian Authority.

– Ends –

Background information

UNRWA provides assistance, protection and advocacy for nearly 5 million registered Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory, pending a solution to their plight. The Agency’s services encompass education, health care, social safety-net, camp infrastructure and improvement, community support, microfinance and emergency response, including in times of armed conflict.

UNRWA is funded almost entirely by contributions from States. The Agency’s core budget for 2010-2011 stands at $1.23 billion. In 2009, emergency appeals for the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon amounted to $827.4 million.

For more information please contact:

 

Christopher Gunness

UNRWA Spokesperson

Mobile: +972 (0)54 240 2659

Office: +972 (0)2 589 0267

c.gunness@unrwa.org

Sami Mshasha

UNRWA Arabic Spokesperson

Mobile: +972 (0)54 216 8295

Office: +972 (0)2 589 0724

s.mshasha@unrwa.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Middle East Transformation – A concert of sacred music in Bethlehem offers world peace

LOS ANGELES, California- January 24, 2012-  Wishing for global peace and taking action on making it a reality is a vastly different thing but on Christmas Day, 2011, a stunning array of the entertainment industries’ finest gathered in Bethlehem, Palestine, to do just that. Project Peace on Earth delivered a featured song during the Christmas Eve Day celebrations held directly in front of the Church of the Nativity and across from a Mosque in Manger Square, Bethlehem. On Christmas Day, the organization put on a globally televised concert at the Bethlehem Convention Palace, located next to the famed Solomon Pools.

Project Peace on Earth LLC  (PPOE) is a Los Angeles-based organization, and the result of 25 years’ worth of passion and effort on behalf of Steve Robertson, its Founder, Executive Producer & CEO. Robertson, who is driven to bring greater individual and collective world peace, has gathered some of the top transformational musicians, entertainment industry producers, leaders from higher education and personal development authors, amongst many others, in order to bring these concerts and other peace efforts from conception to reality on a global scale.

“Sacred Music is the most profound and expedient way to touch the heart and create a direct communion with the Divine.  The mission of Project Peace on Earth concert series is to deliver the most spiritually authentic musical experiences so that people are inspired to discover their inner most life calling and courageously act on it towards the overall goal of individual and world peace,” explains Robertson.

The live concerts and worldwide telecast from Bethlehem are the first of many planned concert events, TV, and film content, centered on the subjects of personal transformation and world peace.   PPOE aims to bring superstar musicians, performing inspiring and sacred music, to some of the worlds’ most sacred sites.

“We will plant a musical seed of love, peace and compassion that will forever uplift the heart and raise the spiritual vibration of the people.  Beginning in the Middle East and then around our world, the mission is to bring the possibility of a state of greater compassion, forgiveness, love and oneness. Ultimately, we will show that peace is profitable,” Steve Robertson said.

The musical artists that performed in Bethlehem included Joanne Shenandoah, a Grammy winning Native American singer and her daughter Leah, both of whom performed on Jonathan Elias’s new Prayer Cycle album entitled “Path to Zero.”  Gary Nicholson, the Grammy winning Texas Hall of Fame song writer, also performed. Hani Naser, the world renowned Jordanian percussionist and oud player and Fox Lima, co-composer and vocalist of Enigma MXX Social Song, rounded out this stunning list of performers.

Peter Joseph, famed for the “Zeitgeist Film Series,” produced video segments for the broadcast. Rutger Hauer, famed “Blade Runner” actor, and Shaun Monson, director of the films “Earthlings” and “Unity,” also produced a video for the concert telecast.  The artist Seay’s music video “All Around the World” was also feature.

The shows’ live satellite telecast, directed by Marc Scarpa, was sent to tens of millions of homes worldwide through Melli TV/MTC and other broadcast carriers.  As well, viewers accessed the program via live-streaming, also directed by Scarpa, who has served previously as the Producer / Director for “40th Anniversary of Earth Day,” “Tibetan Freedom Festival,” and “X-Factor” digital.

Serving as the Director of Social and Digital Media and working with Scarpa, was Kent Speakman, of the ENGAGEIA Agency.  Speakman worked on the project that allowed millions of viewers’ access to connect via social media platforms in conjunction with Scarpa’s live television satellite broadcast coverage of the event. Viewers were able to watch the event live on Facebook by integration of the Live Stream channel embedded into the page. The full program is available for viewing at any time by visiting www.projectpeaceonearth.org

This first concert in Bethlehem brought thousands of people together live, and tens of millions from every nation and faith through the full concert broadcast which benefitted UNRWA and Palestinian Refugee Youth. The event was made possible through the generous sponsorship support of VisitPalestine, the Convention Palace Bethlehem, Consolidated Construction Corporation, NeTours and the Ambassador Hotel, the Swiss Government, UNDP and the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Brian Thomas, noted concert production manager, Sami Khoury of ABS Marketing,  Fritz Froehlich of the Swiss Govt. and UNRWA, George Bassous of the Bethlehem Convention Palace, and Steve Robertson formed the core of the production team and efforts.  Famed composers and musicians David Arkenstone and Jonathan Elias both served as Musical Advisors for the concert.

PPOE brought a star-studded cast of talented people to this worldwide concert and also took important steps towards the promotion of inner and world peace in a region where peace is deeply hoped for and not yet realized.

Several other PPOE events are planned for this coming year in the Middle East and continuing forward globally.

( www.projectpeaceon earth.org )

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For more information, to request photos or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Shelley Bluejay Pierce

Thunderbird Public Relations

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They Call Her ‘Songbird’-Behind the Scenes with Joanne Shenandoah

19 January 2012 Shelley Bluejay Pierce, Thunderbird Public Relations for Native American Times
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A grandmother waved her over after a concert to tell her that the Inuit believe songs are carried over the ice from the Ancestors’ land by the birds.

“She called me a song bird and said that birds bring their songs to me. She could envision where my songs came from. They come from beautiful places,” explained Joanne Shenandoah.

In this interview with Native American Times, Joanne Shenandoah speaks to some of her personal and cultural history that’s guided her to becoming one of the most beloved and awarded Native recording artists in history. Here, she shares from her heart about what has motivated, inspired, and kept her focused on giving to the world community for many decades.

NAT- Your music draws on Native tradition and you sing in the Oneida language. Your words may be unfamiliar to some listeners, but the music has global approval.  What do you feel the reason for this is?

Joanne- The vibration of music touches the soul and hearts of people. Music has been called the ‘universal language’ and speaks to us all. While I was in Istanbul, the call to prayer was a constant reminder throughout the land, and affected me although I did not understand the words. Music in different languages is vibrations of sound that bring us to a place of celebration or enlightenment.

A great artist, A. Paul Ortega, a Mescalero Apache Medicine man, once told me that I should never refuse to sing, as my voice will bring people together in a place which may never be otherwise together because of my gift. This is what I aim to do through my music. I have received so many letters and emails from people around the globe whose lives are positively affected by my music. What a blessing!

NAT- You recently participated in a concert held in Bethlehem on Christmas, 2011 with Steve Robertson’s, “Project Peace on Earth” (http://www.projectpeaceonearth.org/) that served as a global, musical prayer for peace. This must have been a life-changing event for you as you performed live on Christmas Eve at Manger Square, directly in front of the Church of the Nativity and across from a Mosque.  On Christmas Day, you performed in the full “Project Peace on Earth” concert at the Bethlehem Convention Palace which is next to the famed Solomon Pools.  Bringing thousands of people together live, and tens of millions from every nation and faith through the full concert broadcast, is a powerful experience. How did this concert and visit to the region impact you?

Joanne- Several thousand people were at Manger Square on Christmas Eve day and it was a moving experience to sing and share the message of peace. I was blessed to gift the Iroquois Hiawatha Belt to the minister of Tourism and Women’s Affairs of Palestine, Dr. Khouloud Diabes. I told her this flag represented Hiawatha, one of our prophets of peace. At a special dinner held for our delegation, I was given opportunity to explain to her in detail about how our Peacemaker brought the message of peace to the Iroquois through forgiveness.

It was with sacred respect that I visited the birthplace of Jesus and the Garden of Gethsemane and was so moved to sing an Iroquois Women’s song with my daughter Leah in the church of Mary Magdalena in Jerusalem. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26usZUTvQXk)

Going to the Holy Land was an adventure that I never knew was in my future, but it affected me greatly. Since I’ve had a chance to sing and dance with the Aborigines in Australia, with the Buddhists and traditional people of Korea, chant and dance with African women in Cape Town, I have come to realize that each culture has their form of worship along with their prophets of peace.

NAT- What are your plans for 2012 and what priorities do you feel we need to place before us as a global and united human race?

Joanne- I believe that a lot of people live in fear of the future. 2012 represents a transition to many people and our prophecies tell us that we will continue to survive as human beings. The key to survival will be the ability to live within sustainable societies which secure balance between basic human resource needs and the rights of other species. The Iroquois have a constitutional obligation to do nothing that causes harm which qualifies the rights of the unborn to clean water, fertile land and clear skies. To achieve this, the Iroquois incorporate the rights of others- from the earth to water, insects, animals, plants and trees-all have legal standing which must be respected.

NAT- You have recently gone out on your own and taken creative control of your music. What benefits has that brought you as an artist?

Joanne- “Lifegivers” is my first independent recording from start to finish. Creative management of the actual recording allows me to have direct control in respect to the buyers and then reaching the fans that have purchased my recordings in the past. I am honored to have been involved with helping to bring about the first Native American Music Awards through Ellen Bello. I am much honored to hold 13 Nammys which is the most any Native artist has received to date. It is wonderful seeing so many artists involved now and many of them are independent.

NAT- I know that you care deeply about the women- their growth and positive movement forward and your newest CD, “Lifegivers” is a testament to your honoring the entire lifecycle that women evolve through. Tell us what motivated this recording?

Joanne- “Lifegivers” pays tribute to the life cycles of women and each song is meant to celebrate the cycle of life. It has been my great honor to be embraced by many women of the world! The Iroquois hold that every human being is a remarkable gift of life, experience and creativity from the spiritual world. Each being has specific abilities and talents which must be nurtured by the extended family. Communal stability and peace is realized when children are free to explore the world and apply their talents without coercion or qualification. I have written songs to my daughter Leah and to other women directly in respect to our love, peace, and the commitments we hold to our children by helping them realize their dreams.

Ever since my daughter Leah was born, I have been began singing to her. Now, she is a magnificent singer and has been blessed with a golden voice. Her first recording will be out this year. I am so very proud to be her mother. She is a Cum Laude Graduate of Syracuse University and has her Master’s Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. (www.leahshenandoah.com)

NAT- What is your wish for future generations?

Joanne- My biggest wish is that all people will have clean air, water, and fertile land to grow their food, sing their songs and dance their dances. I hope that people awaken, stand up and be counted, and they will love their children so much that they will care for the earth and use their Creator-given gifts to do so. I will continue my efforts to bring music that lifts the spirit and heals the soul.

Purchase Joanne’s new CD “Lifegivers” at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joanneshenandoah

Follow her home website at: http://www.joanneshenandoah.com/WELCOME.html

 

 

PABLO PICASSO’S PEACE DOVE by PALESTINIAN CHILDREN at JERICHO (UNRWA & JOHN QUIGLEY) (MaximsNewsART)

          MaximsNewsNetwork: 27 November 2011: UNRWA: West Bank –Hundreds of young people from United Nations schools in the Jericho area on Friday created a massive aerial image in conjunction with the world-renowned artist, John Quigley, sending out a peace message to the worldthey gathered at the foot of the Mount of Temptation just outside Jericho in the shape of Pablo Picasso’s Peace Dove.  (Photo Credit: Photo by John Quigley / Spectral Q )

The image is being created as part of “Project Peace on Earth,” founded by Steve Robertson, which will stage a globally broadcast Musical Prayer for Peace concert from Bethlehem’s Manger Square on Christmas Day. “Our soul is defined by the music of our heart”, said Robertson. When we listen towards that Divinity and choose to express that joyful wisdom, the result is always peace.

Directed by aerial artist Quigley, who has created mass images from groups of people for over a quarter of a century, they gathered at the foot of the Mount of Temptation just outside Jericho in the shape of Pablo Picasso’s Peace Dove. 

John Quigley worked with local assistants to create the grid for the image that the children would form.

Persons from all over Jericho volunteered to help the artist prepare the image on the day before and in the early morning of the day of the event, from refugee camp officials to Bedouin families living nearby the canyon where the Peace Dove was created.  

John Quigley went around the UN schools in Jericho the day before the event to ask the children to take part in the image.  

Hundreds of children came to the canyon because they wanted to help Quigley on their day off, not because their teachers had told them to go.  

The event was organized by UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees and the “Peace on Earth” project. 

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the “Peace on Earth” project. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: UNRWA: Mount of Temptation, Jericho, Occupied Palestinian Territories 

MaximsNewsART: See: http://www.MaximsNewsArt.com MaximsNewsNetwork See:http://www.MaximsNews.com  

News Network for the United Nations and the International Community

Hundreds of students from United Nations schools in the Jericho area have created a massive aerial image of the Dove of Peace in conjunction with the world-renowned artist, John Quigley. Directed by Quigley, who has created mass aerial images from large groups of people for over a quarter of a century, they gathered in the dove formation at the foot of the Mount of Temptation in Jericho, reputed to be the oldest and lowest city on earth.

“This is a mirror image of Picasso’s famous ‘Peace Dove’. Palestinian youth are sending the message to “Love One Another” and “Love All” so we can find a path to peace”, said Quigley. “These kids are planting seeds of hope into the heart of the middle east conflict. They deserve the kind of positive future we wish for all children.”

The students are from schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, which educates half a million children across the Middle East.

“The world needs to sit up and listen to the youth of this region”, said UNRWA Commissioner General, Filippo Grandi, “their message of peace is essential. It is the voice of the next generation.”

UNRWA is grateful to the sponsors and donors of this event:

Visitpalestine.ps, the Ambassador Hotel, the Jericho Resort Village, the Jericho Cable Car, Kamar Productions

 

 

 

PPOE Official Merchandise

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