GREAT NEWS! Kenji Williams, BELLA GAIA, Joins Project Peace on Earth

“New Collaboration Brings Hope of World Peace through Music-

Kenji Williams, BELLA GAIA, Joins Project Peace on Earth”

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Internationally acclaimed musician and film maker, Kenji Williams, BELLA GAIA Founder, Composer, and Director, has been announced as the newest member of the Musical Ambassador team for the global peace organization, Project Peace on Earth.

Led by Steve Robertson, its Founder, Executive Producer & CEO, Project Peace on Earth LLC (PPOE) is a Los Angeles-based organization committed to bringing greater individual and collective world peace through sacred music concerts and other peace efforts on a global scale.

“I am extremely honored to be a part of such an incredible group of artists, producers, scholars, scientists, healers, and writers. Some of these artists have already changed my life,” stated Kenji Williams in response to his being included as a Musical Ambassador for PPOE.

PPOE recently held a concert at the Bethlehem Convention Palace in Bethlehem, Palestine that 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.

“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 Steve Robertson.

Kenji Williams is an award winning filmmaker, music producer, and classically-trained violinist. Blending music, visual arts, science and philosophy, BELLA GAIA, which means “Beautiful Earth,” simulates space flight and displays the captivating beauty of planet Earth as seen through the eyes of astronauts.

Williams, in collaboration with NASA, brings this live performance against a large-screen backdrop of orbiting visualizations of the Earth as seen from space. Using multiple art forms, Kenji Williams and the other artists in BELLA GAIA, strive to transform the beliefs held by audience members about the planet.

“Our entire reality – seen and unseen, here on Earth, and throughout the Universe, is composed of vibration and energy.  Art, and especially music, uses vibration to open a portal to these powerful forces. I believe we have the potential to be closest to spirit when we are at ease (at peace), and aligned with this vibration and energy,” comments Mr. Williams.

Kenji Williams has collaborated with Trance group, Medicine Drum, world famous DJ, John Digweed, visionary painter Alex Grey, and evolutionary philosopher Ken Wilber. His work has appeared at The Gates Planetarium Dome Theater (Denver Museum of Nature and Science), large music festivals around the world, mainstream television, and used for exotic fashion shows at Japanese Temples.  Additionally, Pioneer, Panasonic, and Sony corporations have sponsored Williams with technology to support his artistic vision. Combining unique skills in film and music, Williams has earned international film awards from the CSC to Sundance, and exhibited work at the Smithsonian Institute.

Invoking unity and shared concern for the world by displaying the extraordinary beauty and connectedness of the planet through musical live performances are at the heart of both Project Peace on Earth and BELLA GAIA.  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.

“With Steve Robertson’s vision, I feel that our collaboration of such talent devoted to peace, will create a true and meaningful impact with repercussions well beyond the events. I look forward to collaborating and contributing my compositions, film work, and live performance to the Project Peace on Earth,” explained Williams.

For Information on Project Peace on Earth, the Musical Ambassadors and upcoming events, please visit http://www.projectpeaceonearth.org/

For information about Kenji Williams and BELLA GAIA, visit  http://www.bellagaia.com

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Shared from Kenji Williams–

“The vision of BELLA GAIA is to bring the power of art, technology, space science, and real scientific data visualizations together, into a context that is both entertaining and educational, fused with a common goal of raising the awareness and appreciation of our home planet. BELLA GAIA can actually visually display how humans are affecting the planet, and how each element affects the other, allowing the audience to easily understand the delicate interconnected balance of our planet.

BELLA GAIA™ is a powerful entertainment and educational outreach vehicle for performing arts centers, festivals, planetariums, universities, government agencies and other institutions that wish to convey a broader world view that the destiny of humans and our planet Earth are inextricably linked. Often received with standing ovations, BELLA GAIA has been featured at top festivals such as the Smithsonian Folklife/NASA festival, 13 NASA events, COP15 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, The Economist Magazine’s “World in 2011” conference, and to sold-out shows at digital planetariums. BELLA GAIA has delighted audiences from Europe to the USA to Japan, and has proven to engage a wide demographic from 3 year-olds, to students, to heads of government agencies.

http://www.bellagaia.com

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“Voices from the Field” – The Extreme History Project Full Calender!

The Extreme History Project- Lecture Series Launch This Thursday!

Click the link above to listen to Joanne Shenandoah, Grammy Award winning Native American musician, speaking about The Extreme History Project. Below is the announcement for their beautiful new Lecture Series!

“Partnering for Public History- The Extreme History Project and the Museum of the Rockies Offer a Unique Lecture Series.”

 LIVINGSTON, Montana– Feb. 2, 2012-  The Extreme History Project is partnering with the Museum of the Rockies and the Archaeological Conservancy to bring a series of free public lectures that offer new perspectives on history, anthropology and archaeology. The first in the series, “The Dawn of Montana Archaeology,” will be presented by Nancy Mahoney, Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Montana State University.  The lecture will take place on Feb 9, 2012 at 6 PM at the Museum of the Rockies, Hagar Auditorium in Bozeman.

Lecture topics in the series will include local archaeology, archaeo-astronomy, folklore and ritual in archaeological assemblages, American Indian music and environmental history as well as many others. The lectures will be held at both the Museum of the Rockies and the Community Room of the Livingston Public Library in Livingston.

This first lecture, “The Dawn of Montana Archaeology,” given by Nancy Mahoney, will discuss her research on the Joseph L. Cramer and Oscar T. Lewis Archaeological Collection located at the Museum of the Rockies. Containing archaeological materials from Montana and Wyoming made during the first half of the 20th century, the collection contains artifacts and documentation from some of most significant archaeological sites in Montana. Pictograph Cave, the Hagen Site, the Billings Bison Trap Site, as well as places of significance to the Crow Nation are included in the collection.

The March 29th lecture will be presented by Shane Doyle, Board Member for The Extreme History Project and PhD. Candidate in Education at MSU Bozeman.  As a Crow tribal member himself, Doyle will sing and share from his own traditional knowledge about the history and meaning in Native American Plains tribal music.  The lecture will be held at the Community Room of the Livingston Public Library in Livingston.

The April lecture will celebrate Archaeology Month and feature co-founders and directors of the Extreme History Project, Marsha Fulton and Crystal Alegria. The lecture, “Archaeology in the Archives- Ft. Parker and the Early Bozeman Economy,” will elaborate on the massive influence that Ft. Parker had upon the growth and early development of Bozeman. The event will be held at the Museum of the Rockies.  Details for this event and future lectures will be announced soon.

The Extreme History Project is a local public history organization that strives to bring cutting-edge research in the Sciences and Humanities to the general public by opening up dialogues surrounding their shared mutual histories. Bridging communities and revealing the true history results in the promotion of healing, tolerance and peace through a new public awareness of the past.

The Museum of the Rockies is the premier institution in the region for history, anthropology and the natural sciences. As well, the Archaeological Conservancy, whose significant work preserves and protects hundreds of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites all over the country, garners enormous respect. The Extreme History Project is proud to be in the distinguished company of these respected institutions.

For more information on the series, visit these websites or call the Museum of the Rockies at 994-2251

These organizations may be reached at:

http://extremehistory.wordpress.com/

http://www.museumoftherockies.org/

http://www.americanarchaeology.com/aawelcome.html

The Extreme History Project wishes to thank Joanne Shenandoah for her beautiful PSA announcement, above, which will be used in promoting the year long lecture series!  Music from Joanne’s new CD, “Lifegivers” will be played before and after all the lecture series, with our thanks!

Visit Joanne’s site at: http://www.joanneshenandoah.com/index.html

and to purchase your very own new Lifegivers CD, visit:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joanneshenandoah

New CD by Joanne Shenandoah- Lifegivers

New CD by Joanne Shenandoah- Lifegivers

Middle East Transformation – A concert of sacred music in Bethlehem offers world peace

Middle East Transformation – A concert of sacred music in Bethlehem offers world peace

LOS ANGELES, California- January 24, 2012-  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 served previously as the Producer / Director for “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.

Brian Thomas noted concert production manager, Sami Khoury of ABS Marketing, Fritz Froehlich of the Swiss Govt. and UNRWA, George Bassous of the Bethlehem Convention Palace and Steve Robertson formed the core of the production team and efforts.

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.

www.projectpeaceon earth.org )

 

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