Really cool compilation here for a great cause too:
Red Moon Rising presents ’Khadag’, a solidarity compilation to raise support and awareness for Humanitarian Bazaar’s Refugee Assistance Project, helping leading Somali peace activists who have been targeted by violence and their families rebuild their lives with legal aid, living expenses for the most vulnerable and assist their efforts to continue their important work.
Some of the activists’ stories are portrayed in the coming feature film ,Live from Mogadishu’. In 2013, the artists/activists have created the first music festival in over 20 years in Somalia ‘Mogadishu Music Festival’ to empower the youth against extremism.
‘Khadag’ is a mongolian word and stands for ‘Ritual Silk Scarf’, a symbol of respect, honor and prayers. This solidarity compilation is symbolic of the respect and support of the contributing artists to the Somali musicians. Artist to artist, heart to heart. Each artist contibuted their music without charge and each cent raised (minus some mastering and hardhare costs) will go towards the NGO, with full disclosure of the usage of the funds.