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THE GLOBAL Z RECORDING PROJECT PROVIDES A VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENT MUSICIANS TO RECORD A SONG, CREATE A MUSIC VIDEO, AND WORK WITH A NAMMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER

THE GLOBAL Z RECORDING PROJECT PROVIDES A VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENT MUSICIANS TO RECORD A SONG, CREATE A MUSIC VIDEO, AND WORK WITH A NAMMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER

Program made possible through grants and sponsorships from AudioMovers/Abbey Road Studios; Delaplaine Foundation; DreamHost; KMC Music; Maryland Humanities; Mockingbird Foundation; Nora Roberts Foundation; Sweetwater Sound; TechZone Audio.

Urbana, MD –  The Global Z Recording Project is pleased to announce that it has launched an exciting Internet-based audio/video production and networking opportunity available to all Indigenous student musicians living within the geographic borders of the United States and Canada titled, ‘Phase II North American Indigenous Music Project.’

The Phase II North American Indigenous Music Project invites Indigenous student musicians across the US and Canada to unite through the creation of music using Internet-based technologies. Songwriters and musicians will audition via YouTube for the project. A tribally-diverse group of selected musicians will work virtually with NAMMY award-winning producer Wade Fernandez (Menominee) and our audio engineer to create a commercial-quality recording. While producing music, musicians will create new friendships and build an inter-tribal and musician support network. The project provides healing, facilitates dialogue on what it means to be an Indigenous musician, explores how Indigenous musicians are currently telling powerful stories through music, and how musicians might apply their music toward environmental, cultural and social change. Student musicians will also have fun! Music is medicine.

“Living in a pandemic world has imposed significant inconveniences, hardships, and had a devastating toll on the arts. This project empowers Indigenous student musicians based in tribes from across the US and Canada to have their stories, imagery, and music be seen and heard. It is a tremendous networking opportunity from which music will be created and healing will occur,” said Dr. Bill Lord, Founder and Executive Director of The Global Z Recording Project.

To learn more about our initiative, visit the Current Projects tab on the Global Z website.

About The Global Z Recording Project

The Global Z Recording Project is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Urbana, Maryland USA). Per our mission statement, we unite culturally diverse student musicians through virtual audio/video production experiences. Specifically, we discover talented student musicians from around the world and bring them together using Internet-based technologies to produce world-class music. Through the music-making experience, scholars facilitate discussions pertaining to civility, appreciation and value of diverse others, and peace-mindedness. By building cross-cultural global friendships, we give peace a chance through music.

We also serve in tangential capacities during unusual circumstances and times of need.

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