In my endless scouring of the interwebs for new and unique musical experiences, today I came across a great content driven project established with the aim of aiding the women and children of war-torn Uganda, called “The Voice Project”.
The concept is simple really. Talented artists cover other artists in a chain format. That is, for example, Garrison Starr covers a Joey Ryan track, who in turn covers a Cary Brothers track, who in turn covers a Ryan Adams track and so on. The interest generated in these one-off acoustic performances creates awareness in the Ugandan situation and ultimately encourages donors, sponsors and advertisers to support programs that directly aid the Ugandan people in need of assistance.
You can read all about The Voice Project on the movement’s website, and check out the growing list of fantastic acoustic performances from artists such as Brett Dennen, Peter Gabriel, Bedouin Soundclash, Broken Social Scene and more.
As a taster, here’s a couple of my favourite performances so far.
To view more music from The Voice Project, visit www.voiceproject.org.