Passenger’s new album release will help children in danger in Liberia
Award winning singer-songwriter Passenger has decided to support Unicef in this crucial work by donating all the profits raised from the sale of his new album, Whispers II, to Unicef’s work for the children of Liberia.
Every purchase of the album could help provide vital nutrition supplies and therapeutic food to mothers and children and train health workers to reach those most in need.
WHISPERS 2 IS OUT NOW !!!!!!!!!! and available worldwide head to www.passengermusic.com for digital and physical copies of the album (we should have vinyl copies available in two/three weeks too …. more news on that shortly .) i am releasing this album independently on my own label (black crow records) and there are no other record labels involved in the marketing and distribution . the upside of this is that it enables us to give as much money to UNICEF as possible . the downside is that at the moment all physical copies have to be shipped from the uk which unfortunately means there is a postage and packaging cost involved . sorry to those of you who have to pay a little more but be assured that there is good reason for it 🙂 the video below is a vimeo file so can now be watched in germany . it is in my opinion some of my friend bryan dos reis’s best work (and that is saying something !) its a short film which includes the four video’s that we have already released plus the fifth and final one and links them all together with more footage from my european tour and some music from some of my fellow busking buddies that we met along the way . I’m so lucky to have worked with bryan on this and i really hope you enjoy it . as i mentioned earlier , there is absolutely no money being spent on marketing . none of these songs are ever likely to get on the radio and chances are it won’t get picked up by the press in a big way . this entire project is based on word of mouth so please , if you can , share the video’s , the music and the message with as many people as possible . even if you can’t afford to buy a copy of the album – the sharing of it is just as vital . i’m really proud of this record – both musically and also the cause that its contributing to . i want to thank all of you for getting behind it in such an amazing way and i really do hope that you enjoy listening to it . i’m so so lucky to have such generous and genuine people supporting me and what i do. Thank you bryan dos Reid for this amazing short film and video work. Thank you again . mike.
Even before the Ebola outbreak, Liberia in West Africa had one of the highest child mortality rates in the world — almost half of the children are malnourished and 10,000 die every year as a result.
Just two years ago, Liberia was a country of hope, having just celebrated 10 years of peace after a civil war, which ravaged the country’s economy and opportunity to develop.
Today, Liberia’s scarce resources are being spent on the fight against Ebola. While there is sentiment that the worst has passed, the fight is not over and Liberia now faces an even longer road to recovery.
That’s why, over the next five years Unicef aims to reach every child under the age of five in the country, providing life-saving nutrition.
We are delighted to work with Passenger to help children in danger in Libera.