“Middle East Transformation- A concert of sacred music in Bethlehem offers world peace”

Grammy winning Native American singer Joanne Shenandoah and her daughter Leah both performed during the globally televised event.

(original link is at: http://www.nativetimes.com/life/people/6692-middle-east-transformation-peace-concert-features-native-artists)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Wishing for global peace and taking action on making it a reality is a vastly different thing but on Christmas Day, 2011, a stunning array of the entertainment industries’ finest gathered in Bethlehem, Palestine, to do just that. Project Peace on Earth delivered a featured song during the Christmas Eve Day celebrations held directly in front of the Church of the Nativity and across from a Mosque in Manger Square, Bethlehem. On Christmas Day, the organization put on a globally televised concert at the Bethlehem Convention Palace, located next to the famed Solomon Pools.

Project Peace on Earth LLC  (PPOE) is a Los Angeles-based organization, and the result of 25 years’ worth of passion and effort on behalf of Steve Robertson, its Founder, Executive Producer & CEO. Robertson, who is driven to bring greater individual and collective world peace, has gathered some of the top transformational musicians, entertainment industry producers, leaders from higher education and personal development authors, amongst many others, in order to bring these concerts and other peace efforts from conception to reality on a global scale.

“Sacred Music is the most profound and expedient way to touch the heart and create a direct communion with the Divine.  The mission of Project Peace on Earth concert series is to deliver the most spiritually authentic musical experiences so that people are inspired to discover their inner most life calling and courageously act on it towards the overall goal of individual and world peace,” explains Robertson.

The live concerts and worldwide telecast from Bethlehem are the first of many planned concert events, TV, and film content, centered on the subjects of personal transformation and world peace.   PPOE aims to bring superstar musicians, performing inspiring and sacred music, to some of the worlds’ most sacred sites.

“We will plant a musical seed of love, peace and compassion that will forever uplift the heart and raise the spiritual vibration of the people.  Beginning in the Middle East and then around our world, the mission is to bring the possibility of a state of greater compassion, forgiveness, love and oneness. Ultimately, we will show that peace is profitable,” Steve Robertson said.

The musical artists that performed in Bethlehem included Joanne Shenandoah, a Grammy winning Native American singer and her daughter Leah, both of whom performed on Jonathan Elias’s new Prayer Cycle album entitled “Path to Zero.”  Gary Nicholson, the Grammy winning Texas Hall of Fame song writer, also performed. Hani Naser, the world renowned Jordanian percussionist and oud player and Fox Lima, co-composer and vocalist of Enigma MXX Social Song, rounded out this stunning list of performers.

Peter Joseph, famed for the “Zeitgeist Film Series,” produced video segments for the broadcast. Rutger Hauer, famed “Blade Runner” actor, and Shaun Monson, director of the films “Earthlings” and “Unity,” also produced a video for the concert telecast.

The shows’ live satellite telecast, directed by Marc Scarpa, was sent to tens of millions of homes worldwide through Melli TV/MTC and other broadcast carriers.  As well, viewers accessed the program via live-streaming, also directed by Scarpa, who has done likewise with the “40th Anniversary of Earth Day,” “Tibetan Freedom Festival,” and “ X-Factor” digital.

Serving as the Director of Social and Digital Media and working with Scarpa, was Kent Speakman, of the ENGAGEIA Agency.  Speakman worked on the project that allowed millions of viewers’ access to connect via social media platforms in conjunction with Scarpa’s live television satellite broadcast coverage of the event. Viewers were able to watch the event live on Facebook by integration of the Live Stream channel embedded into the page. The full program is available for viewing at any time by visiting www.projectpeaceonearth.org

This first concert in Bethlehem brought thousands of people together live, and tens of millions from every nation and faith through the full concert broadcast which benefitted UNRWA and Palestinian Refugee Youth. The event was made possible through the generous sponsorship support of VisitPalestine, the Convention Palace Bethlehem, Consolidated Construction Corporation, NeTours and the Ambassador Hotel, the Swiss Government and the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

PPOE brought a star-studded cast of talented people to this worldwide concert and also took important steps towards the promotion of inner and world peace in a region where peace is deeply hoped for and not yet realized.

Several other PPOE events are planned for this coming year in the Middle East and continuing forward globally.

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Our clients, The Extreme History Project launch new lecture series!

The Extreme History Lecture Series!

from Marsha Fulton- Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Extreme History Project:

The Extreme History Project will partner with the Museum of the Rockies and the Archaeological Conservancy to offer a series of lectures which aim to offer new perspectives on history, anthropology and archaeology. By bringing cutting-edge research in the Sciences and Humanities to the general public, this unique project hopes to create dialogue around challenging issues and promote healing, tolerance and peace through a new public awareness of the past. The Extreme History Project is a local public history organization which seeks to bridge communities by examining their shared histories.

These free public lectures will be held at the Museum of the Rockies Hagar Auditorium in Bozeman and the Community Room of the Livingston Public Library in Livingston and will cover topics topics which include local archaeology, archaeoastronomy, folklore and ritual in archaeological assemblages, American Indian music and environmental history as well as many others.

Our First Lecture: February 9, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Hagar Auditorium, The Museum of the Rockies

The Dawn of Montana Archaeology with Nancy Mahoney

Nancy Mahoney, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Montana State University will be discussing her reserarch on the of the Joseph L. Cramer and Oscar T. Lewis Archaeological Collection located at the Museum of the Rockies.This collection contains archaeological materials from Montana and Wyoming that were made during the first half of the 20th century, all of which have been detailed by Mr. Cramer in a massive, handwritten ledger.   As a whole, the collection contains artifacts and documentation from some of most significant archaeological sites in Montana, including Pictograph Cave, the Hagen Site and the Billings Bison Trap Site, as well as places of significance to the Crow Nation.

Come out and learn something new about your world!

original site link: http://extremehistory.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/the-extreme-history-lecture-series/

 

Join superstar Joanne Shenandoah in concert on February 11, 2012

Join superstar Joanne Shenandoah in concert on February 11, 2012

8:00 – 10:00 PM, Concert –

Wescott Community Center, Syracuse, NY 13421

Here is the podcast of the radio show that Janine Bandcroft did with me this past week. Topics were Thunderbird PR, Joanne Shenandoah, Project Peace on Earth and the Extreme History Project. Thanks Janine!!!

Winds of Change

From Montana’s wilderness, Shelley Bluejay Pierce announces the launch of her new Public Relations firm – Thunderbird PR.  Previously a freelance writer and photographer, Shelley Bluejay is inspired by the hope for true change that young folk, revolutionaries, and especially indigenous people are inspiring around the world.  Then, on his way to the premiere Victoria screening of his documentary film titled Peace Out, Charles Wilkinson invites everyone to watch the film tonight at the Cinecenta and stick around for Q & A afterwards with himself and Ben Parfitt from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.    And, Richard Boyce has recently released his film, Rainforest Movie, inspired by Chief Kwaxsistalla, from the Kwakwaka’wakw.  Over the past few years Richard has filmed from the high canopies and the valley bottoms of the Klashkish region, a very remote area on northern Vancouver Island which is rapidly disappearing because of…

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Native Trailblazers interview with Joanne Shenandoah

Listen to the blog-talk radio show interview with Joanne recorded 1/20/12  As well as discussing her career and thoughts on music and life, in tribute to the recently deceased, Etta James, Joanne Shenandoah’s version of “At Last”  is heard on this program at minute mark 60:35. As well, if you move the slider to about minute 20:00 you can hear “She Sings” from her new CD “Lifegivers.” Also at minute 56:25 you can listen to “She Returned Home” from that new CD as well.

Good job Joanne!!! 🙂

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nativetrailblazers/2012/01/21/grammy-winner-joanne-shenandoah-on-native-trailblazers

 

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Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D, is a Grammy Award winner, with over 40 music awards (including a record 13 Native American Music awards). She has captured the hearts of audiences all over the world, from North and South America, South Africa, Europe, Australia and Korea, with praise for her work to promote universal peace. She is a board member of the Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge www.hiawatha.syr.edu. Shenandoah has performed at prestigious events such as The White House, Carnegie Hall, 3 Presidential Inaugurations, Madison Square Garden, Crystal Bridges Museum, The NMAI-Smithsonian, The Ordway Theater, Hummingbird Centre, Toronto Skydome, The Parliament of the Worlds Religions, (Africa, Spain and Australia) and Woodstock ‘94.

“Joanne Shenandoah is one of the finest tributes to Native American Music and Culture – “Neil Young”