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,” will be released officially at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on January 31, 2017. This album includes over 40 tracks of inspiring music.
Over 40 renowned artists and dignitaries from around the world have collaborated with Rukus Avenue to create this album. This album 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 album include: multi Academy Award and Grammy Award winner AR Rahman; several artists signed to 28 time GRAMMY 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, Garbage, Daryl Hall & John Oates and many more. Fefe Dobson, Karl Wolf, Alysha Brilla, Emmanuel Jal and Anjulie are some of the Canadian artists featured in this album.
“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,” said Sammy Chand. “We are empowered with one of the most significant collection 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.”
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.
All proceeds from the “Music To Inspire – Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking” album will benefit the UN Voluntary Trust Fund, as one of the largest unified fronts of artists ever assembled for a charitable music album.