Kickstarter Launched For Burmese Refugees Album Project!
I’ve just launched a KICKSTARTER for my next album where I plan to live in Thailand for 2 months to record and produce an album with Burmese Refugees. Proceeds from the album sales will go directly back to their community for language and educational services.
There are over 2 million refugees that have left Burma (also known as Myanmar) since 1962 when the military junta took away their freedom and many have fled to Thailand. Even though the government has transitioned to an elected government, not much has changed and they can’t go back to their homeland in fear of persecution. With this migration, their music and culture is becoming a lost art. I hope to bring about awareness to their situation and also share their music with the world. Music is the language that everyone understands, it’s healing and hope to bring communities from around the world closer together.
I’m calling the album “Karuna”, which means compassion in Sanskrit, and refers to the desire to remove suffering from people that are displaced from their homeland. After the album is created, the profits from this future album will go directly to those in need. I’m partnering up with the Thai Freedom House in Chiang Mai which is a non-profit organization that offers language and educational services to Burmese Refugees.
I know that music can make a difference in peoples lives and with this project I hope to give back to those who need it most. I’m really excited about this project so check out the video and I have some great rewards like to have me come DJ in your living room!