New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2006
The teen band Creation is being honored by We Are Family Foundation for their commitment to making a difference in the lives of children and their globally message of peace and tolerance. 100% of the proceeds from their new “World Without Windows” CD is being to donated to WAFF -- a charity organization that is dedicated to promoting diversity, understanding, respect and the vision of a global family.
The 12 and 13 year-olds who make up Creation will be honored with a Special Recognition Award at the Fourth Annual We Are Family Foundation Annual Celebration on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 in New York City to benefit the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF). Alson honored that night will be Sir Elton John, Quincy Jones and Tommy Hilfiger.will also be honored.
Most recently Creation performed at the US Doctors for Africa Gala Benefit in Washington DC, where they also met with Congressman Town and toured Capitol Hill.
In December 2005, these extraordinary children performed at a benefit concert in New York City in December 2005 and raised over $55,000, enough money to fund the building of a school to be built by Building with Books (BwB) in Mali, Africa and, to send 10 U.S. high school students from BwB after school programs along to assist with building the school and fund other WAFF educational programs.
Their fan base that includes former president Bill Clinton, legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons and world renowned songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers, who co-wrote the hit song “We Are Family,” recorded by Sister Sledge in 1979, and founded the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) in 2002.
Creation -- seventh graders Thomas (bass/vocals), Raechel (lead vocals/guitar), Peter (keyboards), Sam (drums/percussion), Molly (lead vocals/guitar) and Josh (guitar) -- formed two years ago to rock out their message of diversity and multiculturalism, and that they do in full force in World Without Windows. Produced by Kids Creation Music LLC, the CD is filled with 10 original tunes of engaging, dance-inducing rock anthems ripe with passionate, thought-provoking lyrics. The CD retails for $15.00.
About We Are Family Foundation
We Are Family began in response to tragic events of September 11, 2001. Legendary songwriter/producer Nile Rodgers and Tommy Boy Music president, Tom Silverman, gathered 200 celebrities on the weekend of September 22nd to re-record Nile’s world renowned hit song “We Are Family” to commence the healing process. The event was captured on film as a documentary by director Danny Schechter entitled “The Making and Meaning of We Are Family” and a music video by director Spike Lee. The music video aired as a public service announcement simultaneously on Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and PBS on March 11, 2002 with a unified message of the importance of a global family. Nile had no idea that the hit song he and his late music partner Bernard Edwards wrote for Sister Sledge in 1979 would be a part of history again by helping to bring people together and give them hope that we can live together in a peaceful world. The We Are Family Foundation was formed in 2002 and celebrates our common humanity and the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs, which inspire and educate individuals of all ages about diversity, understanding, respect and multiculturalism and to support those who are victims of intolerance.
About Building with Books
Building with Books (BwB) is a not-for-profit organization that engages primarily urban youth through after-school programs and in their classrooms. BwB integrates global education presentations into social studies classes, and through their after-school programs students contribute intensive community service while helping to actually build schools in developing countries around the world. BwB has established these programs in schools in New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California and Illinois. In the past year, students in the U.S. contributed nearly 60,000 hours of service working with elders homeless and young children through BwB. Since BwB began in 1991, BwB has built schools in remote villages of developing countries on four continents. BwB has just completed construction of their 150th school. There are now more than 65,000 children and parents that have attended BwB schools built world-wide.
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