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ABBA, Angélique Kidjo, Anoushka Shankar, A.R. Rahman, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Melissa Auf der Maur, Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) and Philip Glass

Musicians from around the world collaborated and built upon contributions from high-profile recording artists in this innovative global initiative that aims to bridge the divide between different cultures and countries through music.








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  • Caribe Son – Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) and musicians from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France and Venezuela

    (EleMC, Geezer Butler, La Gallera Social Club, Monsalve y Los Forajidos, Rico Dalasam)
    Bass: Geezer Butler and Raul Monsalve. Cuatro: Miguel Romero. Drums & percussion: Andres Sequera and Peter Reinders. Guitars: Alexis Romero and Federico Rodriguez. Keyboards: Rodrigo Gonzalez and Miguel Romero. Saxophone: Andres Vela. Vocals: EleMC, La Gallera Social Club and Monsalve y Los Forajidos. Produced and engineered by Ed Cosens at 1984 Studios, Sheffield.

    Colors of Freedom – Angélique Kidjo and Color It Red (Philippines)

    (Angélique Kidjo, Ariel Policarpio, Barbi Cristi-Paraguya, Cooky Chua)
    Bass: Bopip Paraguya. Drums: Jayvee Torres. Lead guitar: Ariel Policarpio and Edwin Vergara. Rhythm guitar: Barbi Cristi-Paraguya. Vocals: Angélique Kidjo and Cooky Chua. Produced by Color It Red.

    Coupé in C Minor – ABBA, Melissa Auf der Maur, Philip Glass and musicians from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ghana, India and UK

    (Afla Sackey, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Kajeem, Kasai Masai, M3nsa, Muntu Valdo, Philip Glass, Qais Essar, Ruari MacLeod, Sir Loui, Stig Anderson)
    Drums, guitar, percussion & synthesiser: Ruari MacLeod. Keyboards: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Minimoog: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Ruari MacLeod. Piano: Philip Glass. Rabab: Qais Essar. Tabla: Neelamjit Dhillon. Vocals: Afla Sackey, Kajeem, Kasai Masai, M3nsa, Melissa Auf der Maur, Muntu Valdo and Sir Loui. “Azonto Decalé” used courtesy of Focus Organization: www.focusorganization.com. “SOS” used courtesy of ABBA. Produced and remixed by Ruari MacLeod.

    Jusoor – Anoushka Shankar and Nahel Al Halabi (Syria)

    (Anoushka Shankar and Nahel Al Halabi)
    Arabic scales, djembe, ney, oud & synthesiser: Nahel Al Halabi. Sitar: Anoushka Shankar. Produced by Nahel Al Halabi.

    Lágrima, Lástima, Vamo Lá – Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) and musicians from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France and Venezuela

    (EleMC, La Gallera Social Club, Monsalve y Los Forajidos, Rico Dalasam, Roger Taylor)
    Bass: Raul Monsalve. Cuatro: Miguel Romero. Drums & percussion:  Miguel Romero, Roger Taylor, Andres Sequera and Peter Reinders. Guitars: Alexis Romero and Federico Rodriguez. Keyboards: Rodrigo Gonzalez & Miguel Romero. Saxophone: Andres Vera. Vocals: EleMC, La Gallera Social Club, Monsalve y Los Forajidos and Rico Dalasam. Produced and engineered by Ed Cosens at 1984 Studios, Sheffield.

    Madre de la Vida – Anoushka Shankar and musicians from Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela

    (Anoushka Shankar, EleMC, La Gallera Social Club, Monsalve y Los Forajidos)
    Bass: Raul Monsalve. Cuatro: Miguel Romero. Drums & percussion: Miguel Romero Andres Sequera and Peter Reinders. Guitar: Federico Rodriguez. Keyboard: Rodrigo Gonzalez. Saxophone: Andres Vera. Vocals: EleMC. Produced and engineered by Ed Cosens at 1984 Studios, Sheffield.

    Ot – AR Rahman and Night (Nepal)

    (A.R. Rahman and Night)
    Bamboo flute, Dhimay drum & singing bowl: Jason Kunwar. Piano: A.R. Rahman. Vocals: Jason Kunwar. Produced by Jason Kunwar of Night.

    Soldiers 2015 – ABBA and musicians from Australia, Colombia, Cyprus, France, UK and Venezuela

    (Andy Kyriakides, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus)
    Bass: Andy Kyriakides and Rutger Gunnarsson. Drums: Per Lindvall. Flute: Florencia Jaurena. Guitar: Andy Kyriakides. Keyboards: Benny Andersson and Byron Hosking. Percussion: Yves Prud’homme. Saxophone: Andres Vera. “Soldiers” used courtesy of ABBA. Produced by Andy Kyriakides and Byron Hosking. Recorded at The Lab Recording Studio, London: www.thelabrecordingstudiolondon.co.uk

    With special thanks to Focus Organization, Guernica Projects, Humanitarian Bazaar and In Place of War.

    Artwork design and layout by Ana Lucia Ospina. “Star” image used courtesy of ptr0mea: hakugin.kitunebi.com

    © International Alert 2015. All rights reserved. “Peace Tracks”, its artwork and individual complete songs may be reproduced and distributed under Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial – Share Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence. Constituent parts of songs and artwork remain the property of artists, publishers and other relevant parties and may not be amended, edited, reproduced or distributed without the written consent of all applicable rights holders.

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