(PRWEB) October 11, 2006
Laughing Buddha Records (http://www.laughingbuddhamusic.com), a progressive, independent label based in midtown Manhattan, is releasing an extraordinary new CD from guitarist Michael Barry and Friends. The album features original arrangements of lullabies collected from around the world, including Tibet, Africa, Ireland, the United States, Cuba, and yes, even Tonga. This is the 13th release for the young label, and the charity tie-in represents a new direction for Laughing Buddha. Producers Rex Niswander and Michael Barry are donating half of the net proceeds from this record to Tibet Aid’s Precious Seeds Fund, which benefits orphaned, destitute and impoverished Tibetan children. Using this new release as a model, the label intends to continue releasing music that will benefit humanitarian and environmental causes.
Night Wheel features Michael Barry, director of both the American Institute of Guitar and the New York City Classical Guitar Society, two of New York’s most dynamic music institutions, on a variety of guitars from acoustic to baritone. He is joined by a collection of New York musicians on instruments ranging from bamboo flute to cello and mandolin. While soothing and relaxing for the very young, the album also provides a unique listening experience for moms and dads, as the music transports the listener with instruments and musical imagery suggestive of the lands from which these songs have come.
A release party is scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd, 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street in New York City. Admission is free and the event is open to the general public. There will also be a special guest performance by the phenomenal 11 year old Tibetan singer, Kunsel. Michael Barry and Friends will perform selections from the album and copies of the CD will be available at the event. Sponsored by the World Youth Leadership Network, the International Studio of Music and Laughing Buddha Productions.
Laughing Buddha Records
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