Not in Our Name / Various
This CD showcases musical contributions from a host of well-known and highly respected artists. Highlights include the title track from Ani DiFranco's Evolve, a remix from Michael Franti & Spearhead, a live Ozomatli cut, and recent releases from Charlie Hunter and Les Claypool. The set also features a new recording of Jonatha Brooke's 'War'; an unreleased collaboration between Latin jazz pianist Omar Sosa, producer Greg Landau (Susana Baca, John Santos) and vocalist Manny Martinez (Los Mocosos), and a song from Shana Morrison (Van Morrison's daughter) co-written with Narada Michael Walden. The trend-setting world-beat group the Looters reunited to remix their WWII internment camp tale 'Manzanar', and two new voices make stunning debuts: breaking R&B talent Martin Luther, who just finished touring with the Roots, and Garrin Benfield, accompanied by Bonnie Raitt's band. The disc package exhibits powerful photography from Iraq by embedded journalist and 2004 National Magazine Award winner Evan Wright (Rolling Stone) and from Afghanistan by Alexandra Boulat (National Geographic). Proceeds from the sale of the CD will be donated to Not In Our Name.