Off the heels of releasing White House album “Act to Change – Music to Inspire,” an album that champions the fight against bullying, Rukus Avenue’s Sammy Chand, Executive Producer of the “Music To Inspire” series, announces an upcoming album in partnership with the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund. “Music To Inspire – Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking,” a 60+ track collection of inspiring music, to be released on Friday, January 27th, 2017.  There will be an official release event at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on January 31, 2017.

Over 65 renowned artists and dignitaries from around the world have collaborated with Rukus Avenue to participate in the “Music To Inspire – Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking” triple album that benefits the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, managed by the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime). This is a collective fight by the music community to make a social statement and end human trafficking.

Some of the participants appearing on this project include: multi Academy Award and GRAMMY Award-winner AR Rahman; several artists signed to 28 time GRAMMY Award-winner Quincy Jones; former President Jimmy Carter; Bollywood music legend Sonu Nigam and “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actress Tatyana Ali. Other notable artists and bands include Joss Stone, Michael Franti, Vanessa Carlton, Anoushka Shankar, Ellis Hall, Anita Lerche, G Yamazawa, Garbage, Karmin, as well as Daryl Hall & John Oates among many others.

On December 7, 2016, Rukus Avenue released “Act To Change – Music To Inspire,” a historic album in collaboration with The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Some of the artists and dignitaries appearing on this album include President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, “Star Trek” actor George Takei, “30 Rock” actor Maulik Pancholy, basketball star Jeremy Lin and over 20 acclaimed Asian American musicians.

“The honor of utilizing our Music To Inspire series for the White House was indeed great, but now we are entering an international stage with the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund,” says Sammy Chand, Executive Producer of the “Music To Inspire” series. “We are empowered with one of the most significant collections of artists to ever come together for a charitable cause, and it is our hope that we bring awareness, resources, and an impetus for change to end human trafficking in our world.”

All proceeds from the “Music To Inspire – Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking” album will benefit the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund, as one of the largest unified fronts of artists ever assembled for a charitable music album. The goal is to not only uplift the victims of one of the world’s most profitable crimes, but to also bring social awareness, so change can be made in communities to stop this from persisting.

DISC 1
President Jimmy Carter – A Very Special Message
Sammy Chand & Hoodini – One Light At A Time
Ozark Henry – Maybe
Karmin – Love is Louder
Joss Stone – Star (We Are Who We Are)
Garbage – Where Do The Children Play?
Jack Atlantis – Gold Will Last Forever
Supaman – Why
Tisha Campbell-Martin – Steel Here
Urmi Basu – A Message
Satinder Sartaaj – Revolution (The Song of Hope)
Valley of the Kings – United We Stand
Anjulie – Dragonflies
Alfredo Rodriguez – Raices (Roots) f/ Richard Bona
A.R. Rahman – Infinite Love (K-Kov Remix)
Dan Davidson, Jeff Dalziel, Steve London – Hold On To Your Babies
Breeze The Voice – Love Is The Answer
MC Yogi f/ East Forest – Grace
Sonita Alizadeh – Daughters For Sale
Emmanuel Jal – Nyakor

DISC 2
Chloe Flower f/ Boyz II Men – Prelude
A.R. Rahman, Farah Siraj & Ani Choying Drolma – Zariya
Tisha Campbell-Martin – A Message
Sammy Chand & Ruby Ibarra – Bringing Me Down
Lee England Jr. – Hope
Sonu Nigam – Spirit Unfolding
Michael Franti, Sonna Rele & Sammy Chand – Once A Day (Worldbeat Mix)
Jeffrey D. Brown – About Human Trafficking
Rmxknz – Just Hang On
Shreyas Srinivas f/ Aditya Prakash – Running To Freedom
Tatyana Ali – Ghost Town
G Yamazawa – Give
Vanessa Carlton – House of Seven Swords
Panjabi MC f/ Sukhi Sivia – My Sister
Alysha Brilla – Changing The World
Justin Kauflin – Abide With Me
Daryl Hall & John Oates – Ooh Child
Ariana Delawari f/ Salar Nader – The Warrior
Eppic f/ Alex G – Parachute
Anoushka Shankar – In Jyoti’s Name

DISC 3
Gregor Narholz – Silently Coping
Anuradha Koirala – A Message
Saum G. f/ Varshini – Not For Sale
Karl Wolf – Finally Free
Apache Indian f/ Destiny – Save The World
Leon & The Peoples – Love Is A Beautiful Thing (Reggae Mix)
Neeti Mohan – Udne De
Salvador Santana – Weapons of Mass Compassion
Patricia Vonne – Missing Women
Shilpa Agarwal – Sheath & Sword
Steel Pulse – Human Trafficking
The Gravy Street – This We Know
Anita Lerche – Vem Kan Segla
Arpan Chopra – I See Freedom
Cody Jonsen – Sons & Daughters
Ellis Hall – Be The Change
FEFE – I Don’t Know You Anymore
Trevor Hall – You Can’t Rush Your Healing
Jessica Fichot – Berceuse Bancale
Vijay Iyer – Taking Flight

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