Music For A Better World CD released at Peace Sunday

December 15, 2002 – Los Angeles: The MUSIC FOR A BETTER WORLD 2-CD recording was released as part of “Peace Sunday” at the LA Convention Center. Artists For A Better World Founder, Barbara Oliver, presented a copy of MUSIC FOR A BETTER WORLD to Lama Gyatso Nubpa, representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. (Photo on right). Ms. Oliver said, “Music and every art form bring inspiration to people of all cultures and faiths and art is instrumental in the creation of a better world.”

MUSIC FOR A BETTER WORLD is a 2-CD compilation recording created by Artists For A Better World (AFABW) International and produced by David James.

Peace Sunday was held in honor of all peace-loving people and was a call to come forth and uphold together our culture of peace. Over 2000 people from more than 100 different groups participated in this kaleidoscope of multi-cultural and multi-spiritual traditions, awakening our need to affirm our spiritual heritage, as well as addressing concerns of peace and justice in our world. Peace Sunday was produced by Stephen Longellow Fiske, in conjunction with the Unity-and-Diversity World Council.

CD Producer, David James, presented a copy of MUSIC FOR A BETTER WORLD to Rickie Byars, one of 30 performers on the CD. (Photo on left). Ms. Byars sings “Peace Chant” on the dual-CD recording. Mr. James said, “Thank you, thank you and thank you to all the musicians and singers from around the world who sent in hundreds of incredible compositions for this project.” Mr. James expressed his wishes that he could have included all the wonderful music that he received and is looking forward to future CD productions to feature more artists.

AFABW President, George Alger, said “MUSIC FOR A BETTER WORLD was created upon a theme of multi-cultural, uplifting and inspirational ideals.” Mr. Alger encouraged artists around the globe to connect up with and support social betterment activities and especially Artists For A Better World International.

Listen to excerpts from MUSIC FOR A BETTER WORLD.