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  • 2019-12-12
  • MUSIC
  • Artists for Peace and Justice Premiere New Music Video for “Lape’, Lanmou” (Peace and Love)

  • American singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis and producer/songwriter Jonathan Wilson have teamed with Sanba Zao, Paul Beaubrun and Jackson Browne for a new song “Lapé Lanmou (Peace and Love).”
    On December 6th, they premiered a new music video for the song. In the clip, Jonathan Wilson, Jenny Lewis, Sanba Zao, and Jackson Browne collaborated with Haiti people.
    The song will appear on the upcoming benefit album “Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit, Vol. 1”, which is set to be released January 31, 2020.
    The album will release from Artists for Peace and Justice via Arts Music.
    Artists for Peace and Justice is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Paul Haggis. The organization’s immediate goal is to serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare, and dignity.
    “Haitians along with many others across the globe have been saying [‘Lapé Lanmou’] for a long time,” Paul Beaubrun told Rolling Stone. “It’s about peace, love and unity amongst us all and how we will never collectively move forward as one without it.”
  • Jonathan Wilson said “Lapé Lanmou” began as a piano melody that had been kicking around his head and was later fleshed out with the other musicians during the Song Summit project in Haiti. “The guitars are a wonderful mixture of West African and Flamenco, the vocals are traditional Vodou call and response by the Haitian legend Sanba Zao, and Jenny Lewis adds her amazing voice in the ‘White Ribbon’ chorus. This was one of the most special projects I’ve ever done.”
    Jackson Browne added, “This song is the last song we recorded in Haiti, and it contains all the mystery and excitement that we felt being there. The conversation between the African guitar and the Flamenco tres gives way to a full Vodou call and response, which surprised me then – and it surprises me now. It’s magic.”
  • source : Rolling Stone
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