Leading Children’s Musician Bobby Susser Joins Grammy Award-Winning Producers and Performers on Inspirational Charity Album ACTION MOVES PEOPLE

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International artists John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson, UK), Japanese progressive group Electric Asturias, and many more come together with luminaries like world-renowned author/researcher Colin Andrews to benefit MOVE THIS WORLD; Susser contributes two new pieces and liner notes to the Spoken Word compilation.

Action Moves People, a new album benefiting Move This World

I especially like the positive feeling of the track, A World Made For Me And You. - Billy Vera, Grammy Winning Singer/Songwriter and Music Historian

New Hope Records announces Bobby Susser's contribution and participation in the ACTION MOVES PEOPLE charity album. Bobby is a long time, award winning, children's singer/songwriter whose contribution to children's self esteem and development makes him a sought after lecturer and musician. For the album, Susser wrote liner notes, wrote and recited the spoken word piece "Give It To A Child," and wrote the song "A World Made For Me And You" sung by Meg Russell. The album debuted on August 27th, 2013 through Kevin Mackie Productions and will be distributed via CD Baby, with proceeds going to MOVE THIS WORLD.

ACTION MOVES PEOPLE is a collection of poems and songs that are an inspiration to people of all ages. A strong message of self understanding, self empowerment and global oneness are themes woven throughout this album with an acknowledgement that we are all one people, regardless of race, religion, age and lifestyle; that we can all endure the challenges of life, uplift ourselves and one another, and help each other through life's easy and difficult moments. Within this collection, the artists deliver heartfelt and sincere performances of stirring poems and songs. All proceeds from the sales of this CD benefit the MOVE THIS WORLD charity, which is a global nonprofit that uses creative movement to address and transform conflict and violence in communities. In partnership with schools, community-based organizations, families and corporations, MTW is building and connecting more peaceful communities with over 10,000 individuals across 22 cities and 4 continents.

The album, its socially-conscious content and positive mission, has been applauded by music luminaries such as Paul Simon, Billy Vera and Ben E. King. International artists John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson, UK), Japanese Progressive group Electric Asturias, and many more come together with luminaries like world-renowned author/researcher Colin Andrews to benefit MOVE THIS WORLD. The producers on the project included Kevin Mackie, Krista Wallhagen, Whitney Peyton, Rave Tesar, Kevin Frank, and Bobby Susser.

Regarding the album collaboration, Susser commented “I've worked for forty two years writing and recording children's songs. While I've tried to entertain them, I've always made a very conscious effort to teach them something. So, when Kevin Mackie asked me to write some lyrics and recite them for a Spoken Word album, Action Moves People, I jumped at the chance. The fact that the album will benefit children has always been a philosophy of mine. In addition, the fact that this is a non-profit, charity project made it more appealing, and I think we're going to see its popularity increase over time. I'm especially proud to have joined Kevin and his team in their production efforts on their very worthy album for a very worthy cause.”

Susser’s reading of the spoken word piece he wrote for the album can be heard on his YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/BobbySusser. Also available there are his new educational music videos for children, his recent interview on Radio Disney, and his acceptance speech when honored by his alma mater, Teachers College, Columbia University, with 'The 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award” in July 2013.

For more information and free resources for children by Bobby Susser, visit BobbySusser.com.

For more about ACTION MOVES PEOPLE, visit: http://www.actionmovespeopleproject.com/.

About Bobby Susser

Bobby Susser (MA ’87) earned his master’s in Communication Arts and Sciences in Early Childhood Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has written and produced original, easy-to-learn, award-winning children’s songs since 1972, as well as internationally acclaimed popular songs for all ages. Bobby works with several types of singers and musicians depending upon the song, style, and subject matter. He has sold over 5 million CDs, produced 25 albums, and entertained and taught lessons to scores of children through his songs. Along the way, he has received dozens of awards from respected children’s, parenting and educational organizations. His most recent album, released in 2013 for children of all ages, is titled WO!

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