Art of the Song 11/15

This week our guests are Ricky Kej and Lonnie Park. Ricky is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer, Environmentalist and Professor. Ricky has been mentoring a group of talented young refugee and asylum seeker musicians, ages 15 – 25, primarily from Afghanistan and Burma. Together, they have created a multi-language version of Ricky’s song of hope and resilience, “Shine Your Light.”

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Lonnie Park is “one of the hardest working guys in the music business.” He is the studio talent behind many notable artists in genres from European prog-metal, new age, hip-hop, rap, gospel, to country.

We spoke with Ricky and Lonnie about their joint project MY EARTH SONGS, an album for children designed to raise awareness of environmental issues. Every one of these fun, positive, and super singalong-able songs has a catchy tune with simple, memorable lyrics. Each track was inspired by one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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