You may recall that Direction mentioned a new Rise-Ascend & Direction album coming soon in one of his video blogs.
Well, here is the official promotional video for the album - and between you and I, we are getting really close to completing it. We are very excited!
Check out the promo video.
Here is a new song entitled “Working Together,” featuring Rise-Ascend and Alina on Clarinet, mixed by Direction.
Creating music, or working on any project, with a team can be a truly gratifying and precious experience.
It allows us to build upon the strengths, creativity, inspiration and enthusiasm of the individual team members, while supplementing individual weaknesses with the overall strength of the whole.
The opportunity to work together is truly wonderful!
Music To Stop The Persecution
Feat. Rise-Ascend & Alina on Clarinet
Produced by Rise-Ascend
Mixed by Direction
© 2016 Music To Stop The Persecution
After our recent series of very serious blog posts, here is Direction with a light-hearted video blog having a little fun in his studio producing a track with an ethnic/traditional sound.
Check him out playing a flute melody on his drum stick and laying down some serious rhythmic percussion with his studio chair. Pretty cool stuff.
Hello Again Everyone,
As the final installment of our MTSTP Blog series commemorating the 17 years of vicious persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China by the Chinese communist regime, here is another new song entitled “I Will Sing For You” featuring Rise-Ascend & Indira.
Indira, who is based in Mexico City, is another one of our good friends. She has a beautiful voice and we sincerely appreciate Indira and her brother’s efforts to contribute to this song.
“I Will Sing For You” is inspired by and based on the true story of Sara Effner’s 2002 journey from her hometown in Missouri to Tiananmen Square in China in order to tell the Chinese people that Falun Dafa is good in the wake of an extremely severe persecution that had been initiated in 1999.
Sara (in her twenties at the time), along with other Falun Gong practitioners from Western countries, was arrested by the Chinese police for sharing their peaceful message.
While being held in the police vehicle, in an effort to share her sincere message of compassion with the police officers, Sara began singing, in Chinese, a song entitled “Be Saved” to the officers. Her heart-felt song moved one young police officer to tears.
You can read more about Sara Effner’s story here:
A Young Western Practitioner Travels to China with a Heartfelt Message for the Chinese People:
Hop you enjoy.
Today we commemorate 17 years of vicious persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese communist regime.
On this day in 1999, the dictator of the CCP at that time, Jiang Zemin, initiated one of the most horrific and vicious persecutions history has seen.
Since then, simply because of their belief in Falun Gong – a meditative practice based on the principles of Truthfulness – Compassion – Forbearance, a massive number of people have been tortured and murdered by the CCP.
A recent report places the number of people who have been killed for their organs by the Chinese regime at hundreds of thousands per year, with the very likely possibility that the overall atrocity amounts to up to 1.5 million people potentially killed for their organs since this crime began.
The report also reveals that it is very likely that most of the people subjected to this atrocity are Falun Gong practitioners.
Continuing our efforts to raise awareness about the persecution, here is a new song entitled “Tell The People All Over” feat. Rise-Ascend & Alina. The song is co-produced by Direction and Rise-Ascend and it is mixed by Direction.
As you may have noticed by our website header, Alina is one of the newest members of Music To Stop The Persecution and it is really a joy to have her become part of our team and contribute her talents whole-heartedly. You can read more about Alina in our “About Us” section.
Hope you enjoy the song.
Music To Stop The Persecution
"Tell The People All Over" feat. Rise-Ascend & Alina
Co-Produced by Direction & Rise-Ascend
Mixed by Direction
(c) 2016 Music To Stop The Persecution
Through a series of MTSTP Blog posts, today, we are commemorating 17 years of vicious and ongoing persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
This song entitled “Lambs to Slaughter” is very special to me. 3 years ago, around this time, I had the opportunity to be a part of the collaborative effort that was the creation of the original studio version of this song. Back then, we sought to collectively use our creative abilities to raise awareness about the persecution and the organ harvesting atrocities. To this day, the song continues to do that.
Here is a new acoustic version music video of “Lambs To Slaughter” by The Good Seeds.
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Here is a really cool video blog entry from MTSTP Producer Direction.
In the video, Direction provides a behind-the-scenes look at his production studio and shares insight into what motivates him to make music and he also talks about the Music To Stop The Persecution project in general.
Aton recently traveled to New Orleans, taking in the beautiful city and sharing MTSTP music with the folks. Here is what he had to say:
“For more than 10 years, I have traveled to New Orleans on the 4th of July. Each year, Essence Festival takes place featuring various entertainment, artists and empowerment seminars. Usually, I work on Canal Street all day and late into the night. However, this time I took in more of this beautiful city while meeting folks and sharing MTSTP music. Here's some pics...
Peace” - Aton
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