Putumayo很高興的在6月14日發行(世界和平). 此片受到約翰甘迺迪總統, 敬愛的馬丁路德金恩博士和其他六零年代致力於世界和平領袖們的啟發. 甘迺迪總統1963年6月10日在美國大學歷史性的"和平宣言"導致首次有限度的核武測試條約並緩和冷戰時期的緊張氣氛. 他表達的主題如"終結過度的軍國主義"和"讓世界對大眾變得更安全"仍然迴響到今日. 該宣言的一部分摘錄在CD解說小冊中.
(世界和平)包含知名歌手如傑克森布朗, 妮娜西蒙, 凱柏莫(Keb’ Mo’), 印蒂雅艾瑞, 李察波納, 大衛布羅扎, 懷克里夫·金, 國際團體Playing for Change和其他致力於寫和錄製和平與自由之歌的人. 第一首是當代藍調藝人凱柏莫的1975年經典名曲"喚醒每個人",其中有啟發人的歌詞"有如此多的仇恨, 戰爭和貧窮…世界不會變得更好, 我們必須改變它, 就是你和我".
接下來是瑞士Bholoja演唱一首呼籲非洲人團結起來達成和平與繁榮的"非洲人團結起來". 著名的作曲家歌手和活躍人士傑克森布朗寫的"一個世界"唱著“這是一個世界環繞著太陽, 但這一生卻是正義與邪惡的戰場". 接下來是喀麥隆音樂家李察波納和爵士歌星麥可布雷克演唱巴布馬利強有力的"救贖之歌".
傳奇歌手妮娜西蒙在阿拉巴馬州教堂爆炸事件和民權運動抗爭感動她之後於1967年錄製民權運動頌歌"我希望知道自由的感覺". 接下來是凱柏莫演唱經典和平頌歌"愛的火車Love Train"和四次葛萊美獎得主印蒂雅艾瑞演唱"One", 她呼籲因相似之處讓人們能聚集在一起而慶祝。
我們下一站前往南非聽Bongeziwe Mabandla演唱“給每一個人的自由", 他問"若沒有自由給所有的人, 那自由有甚麼意義?". 下一首是巴勒斯坦/以色列歌手米拉艾娃(Mira Awad)美麗的敘事民謠"Think of Others", 是一首從巴勒斯坦詩人達維希(Mahmoud Darwish)的詩改編的歌. 艾娃唱著"不要忘記那些追求和平的人,…, 那些沒地方睡覺的人".
專輯的結尾是兩首敘事民謠, 在"東耶路撒冷/西耶路撒冷"這首的作曲家兼歌手大衛布羅扎和海地裔美國人懷克里夫·金合唱著"在你躺下之前散播點愛, 在你醒來之前這世界也許會變得更美好". 最後一首是約翰藍儂心愛的和平頌歌"想像", 由來自巴西,印度,奈及利亞,尼泊爾等各國藝人組成的"為改變而奏"樂團(Playing for Change)演唱.
(世界和平)主旨在提醒人們和平共存與自由的重要性, 如同甘迺迪總統在1963年6月10日的演講中說"用我們的力量建立一個和平的世界，在這個世界中，弱者是安全的，而強者是公正的". Putumayo會將這張唱片的2%收入捐贈給國家和平工作團以支持該團強化全球社會影響力所做的努力.
World Peace is a celebration of the efforts by artists and statesmen seeking a more peaceful world.
Putumayo is pleased to announce the release of World Peace on June 14th, 2019. It was inspired by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and other 1960s leaders’ search for peace and justice. JFK’s historic “peace speech" at American University on June 10th, 1963 led to the first limited nuclear test ban treaty and an easing in Cold War tensions. The themes he expressed, such as ending excessive militarism and “making the world safe for diversity," resonate to this day. Excerpts are included in the booklet.
World Peace features renowned artists Jackson Browne, Nina Simone, Keb’ Mo’, India.Arie, Richard Bona, David Broza, Wyclef Jean, the international collective Playing for Change, and others who have been committed to writing and recording songs of peace and freedom. It begins with contemporary blues artist Keb’ Mo’, who recorded a moving version of the 1975 classic “Wake Up Everybody" with its inspirational lyrics “there is so much hatred, war and poverty… the world won’t get no better, we gotta change it, just you and me."
Following Keb’ Mo’, we hear a call for Africans to come together to achieve peace and prosperity in “Africa Unite" by Swaziland’s Bholoja. Renowned singer-songwriter and activist Jackson Browne wrote and recorded “It is One": “It is one world spinning ‘round the sun, this life is a battleground between right and wrong." Cameroonian musician Richard Bona and jazz star Michael Brecker follow with their rendition of Bob Marley’s powerful “Redemption Song."
The legendary Nina Simone recorded her version of the civil rights anthem “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free" in 1967 after an Alabama church bombing and the civil rights struggle moved her to address these issues. The album continues with the Keb’ Mo’ recording of the classic peace anthem “Love Train." Then, 4-time GRAMMY-winner India.Arie sings “One," in which she calls for a celebration of the similarities that bring human beings together.
We next head to South Africa for Bongeziwe Mabandla and his song “Freedom for Everyone." Mabandla asks “Oh, what is freedom if there’s no freedom for everyone?" We then turn to the Palestinian/Israeli singer Mira Awad’s beautiful ballad “Think of Others," a musical adaption of the poem by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Awad sings, “Do not forget those who seek peace… those who have nowhere to sleep."
The album closes with two powerful ballads. On “East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem," Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza is joined by Haitian-American star Wyclef Jean. They sing, “Spread a little love before you put your head down, maybe when you wake up, the world will be a better place." The album concludes with John Lennon’s beloved peace anthem “Imagine," sung by Playing for Change and featuring artists from Brazil, India, Nigeria, Nepal, and beyond.
World Peace seeks to remind people of the importance of peaceful coexistence and freedom. As President Kennedy concluded in his June 10, 1963 address: “We shall do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just." 2% of Putumayo’s proceeds from the sale of this album will be donated to the National Peace Corps Association in support of their efforts to amplify the Peace Corps community’s global social impact.
|1.||Wake Up Everybody - By Keb' Mo'|
|2.||Africa Unite - By Bholoja|
|3.||It Is One - By Jackson Browne|
|4.||Redemption Song - By Richard Bona & Michael Brecker|
|5.||I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - By Nina Simone|
|6.||Love Train - By Keb' Mo'|
|7.||One - By India.Arie|
|8.||Freedom For Everyone - By Bongeziwe Mabandla|
|9.||Think Of Others - By Mira Awad|
|10.||East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem - By David Broza & Wyclef Jean|
|11.||Imagine - By Playing For Change|