We were blessed with an an amazing cast of 25+ renowned international artists for our anthem for UN Women - not to mention an amazing creative staff. They include:
Ana Bacalhau (Portugal) - the voice of the group Deolinda
Angelique Kidjo (Benin) - winner of three Grammy awards and of Amnesty Int'l Ambassador of Conscience Award
Anoushka Shankar (India) - sitar player and composer. Multi-Grammy award nominee, called an Asian Hero by Time Magazine.
Dave Arch (UK) - leader of the band for the UK version of "Dancing with the Stars"
Hope Sings partners with artists in various ways. Some write original songs for us, some share their music, some share their experience, expertise and support.
Alih is the first Dominican ever to be nominated for a Latin GRAMMY for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album, for her album Necia. Alih feels like her life has been a bit of a fairy tale. READ MORE
Hear some acoustic tracks from Alih's upcoming album. alihjey.net.
Andres has produced and/or written for a host of musical stars, from R&B through pop to Latin. On the Latin front... READ MORE
Cynthia Nilson believes, “Si hoy todos aportamos un grano de arena , maniana tendremos una montania - If today we all contribute a grain of sand, tomorrow we'll have a mountain. Cynthia was born in Buenos Aires, and began singing professionally with her father, well-known composer/producer Carlos Nilson. Her big break came when she was invited to sing with READ MORE
Gifted singer/songwriter Inés Gaviria worked her way up in the music industry, singing backup vocals for a variety of artists before she signed to Respek Records and debuted in 2005 with A Mi Manera, an album impressive enough to earn her Latin Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Album. READ MORE
Jose Luis Pagan
Grammy-nominated Jose Luis' has had compositions for singers such as Chayanne, Marc Anthony, and Jennifer Lopez reach the top of the charts. Recently, Thalia had 7 instant hits on her latest album, courtesy of Jose Luis. READ MORE
Marta Gómez has developed an extensive music career in the US which has placed her as one of the most interesting singer songwriters on the world music scene today. With more than 70 original compositions to her credit, she combines training at Berklee College with her traditional roots to create a wide range of music, including Colombian cumbias and bambucos, Argentine zambas, Cuban sones and Peruvian landos. She has shared the stage with musicians of different genres as Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer,Totó la Momposina and Mercedes Sosa.
Rachel is one of a handful of women record producers, having produced over 30 albums of world, Latin, Cuban, blues, folk and New Age music, of which three have received Grammy Nominations. Her productions include recordings by artists such as Sammy Figueroa and Eddie Palmieri. She is also the president of Ashe Records, a ground-breaking world music record label. READ MORE
Robyn Marie Metko
Robyn Marie Metko began her music education at an early age as she watched her father, entertainer Dick Metko, and his colleagues perform and promote their many projects. Her formal training commenced with private guitar lessons at age six and would later include voice, flute, piano, and composition. READ MORE
For more information about Robyn Metko Music Instruction, visit www.robynmetko.com.
Momposonica, comprised of Carolina Craig, Felipe Taborda, David Pinto and Mauricio Molina, is a Latino American alternative rock band formed in the United States that combines punk, pop, latin percussion and electronic music. Jeff Tamarkin of All Music says of Momposonica, “like Santana, bridges cultures neatly, and their allegiance is more to the rock half of the equation than the Latin half. READ MORE