|Dear All, |
I am happy to share two personal accomplishments TODAY. I worked on Harry
Potter ( Warner Brothers/One Voice) as an analyst, reviewer, advisor on
Croatian language for Literary & Film projects for the first four books of
Harry Potter, during the last year. But today, November 16th, 2001, is the
premier of the first film, so it feels good.
Also, I participated in the recordings of We Are Family CD and scored (wrote
music) for the one hour TV special of "The Making and Meaning of We Are
Family." CD is on sale worldwide. Globalvision is still working on DVD that
will include the film that is directed by Danny Schechter.
Charm comes in three and I hope that I will sign another contract today, that
is in progress for some time. Keep fingers crossed. Don't ask how I do all of
this (that is the most asked question).
I don't know either. My family do.
WE ARE FAMILY is an expression of concern and a celebration of our common
humanity. It is not political. It takes no stands except one: Our world
culture needs to hear more voices of tolerance and to insure that prejudice,
racism and blind revenge should never become an acceptable action, and should
not now be an accepted response.
Our country is in pain. Many have lost friends, family, and a part of a city
they loved. We know that everyone wants to help, and millions of dollars are
being raised for relief and recovery.
Yet, individuals are suffering losses that money can never replace. Our
society needs relief too. We need inspiration and unifying messages to help
heal a stunned and traumatized nation that, in its best moments, has shown
the beautiful ways people can help and love each other. It is time for all of
us who treasure our most fundamental American ideals to do everything
possible to promote tolerance. The obligation and responsibility of
patriotism is not just to defend our country from outside enemies but also to
ensure our principles are not challenged or compromised from within.
Like justice, debate and free expression, diversity and freedom of religion
are also values we must defend. We need to hear each other and not demonize
WE ARE FAMILY.
On Saturday, September 22, 2001, in response to the devastating attack on New
York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania, over 150 celebrities came together in
unity and strength of purpose to re-record the Sister Sledge classic "We Are
Family." The song is a celebration of our common humanity, a theme song to
unite our nation and the world. This celebrity version includes performances
by Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Luther Vandross, Roberta Flack, Ashford &
Simpson, Dionne Warwick and many other top singers, actors and sports
figures. It was produced by Nile Rodgers and co-executive produced by Tom
Silverman for Tommy Boy Music and SumThing Else Musicworks. Spike Lee shot
the music video and there will be a one-hour documentary available soon.
The WE ARE FAMILY PROJECT DONATES proceeds from the sale of the record to
well run, non-profit relief, educational, legal defense and tolerance
promoting activism. Funds will be shared by The American Red Cross and the
Cantor-Fitzgerald Relief Fund. For more information, contact:
To learn more about the worthwhile organizations below, check out each
group's website. Get involved and help spread the message of compassion,
caring, and tolerance.
American Red Cross
Cantor-Fitzgerald Relief Fund
The new release is available on CD and can be purchased at CDNOW. You can
also purchase the download from our friends at Liquid Audio. Either way, it's
a great way to contribute and get a historical recording in return!
May May Ali
Be Be Buehl
Harry Wayne Casey
Alia M. Davis
Sophie B. Hawkins
KC and the Sunshine Band
Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Jesse L. Martin
Akissa A. Mendez
Michael J. Miller
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Min. Benjamin Muhammad
Danny Boy O'Connor
Rev. Right Time and the First Cousins of Funk
Bubble Share Ross
Sylver Logan Sharp
Jamie Lynn Sigler
Bill Sims Jr.
Hillary B. Smith
Little Steven Van Zandt
Iyanla Van Zant
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