Project Peace On Earth (PPoE) is releasing the song Haumea (We Are The Ones) on Easter Day to commemorate this Holy day and celebrate the organization's envisioned resurrection of a lasting peace in Palestine and the Middle East. Haumea was written by Richard Gannaway, the award-winning musician and founder of the world music project AOMUSIC, and also features Fox Lima and SEAY.
PPoE partnered with the National Centre for Community Rehabilitation (NCCR) in Gaza who assembled a Children's Choir to perform and be featured in this ground-breaking song and music video. The song also serves to launch the LoveAllLoveWins.org campaign that serves to further the message of world peace and the promotion of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The song is being released on YouTube and Vimeo in the run up to the release of a star-studded double album called '2 Unite All Vols. 1 & 2' on 19th April. Haumea shines brightly amongst the 30 songs from the music legends Peter Gabriel, Roger Waters, Stewart Copeland, Philip Lawrence, Thomas Bergersen, Sasha Cooke, Gary Nicholson, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Rick Allen and more. Proceeds go to Palestinian and Middle East relief agencies supported by Project Peace on Earth (PPoE), the US based humanitarian organization run by Steve Robertson.
Robertson started the 2 Unite All album project immediately after watching a harrowing TV news report in the Summer 2014 about a four-year-old Palestinian girl who was hospitalized and in a coma following a bombing in Gaza.
"The doctors weren't sure if she would survive, but said if she did regain consciousness, she would learn that her mother, father and sister - her entire family - had all been killed… My tears wouldn't stop and I said to myself: That's enough. I have to do something now, to offer some sort of healing support to the people of Gaza."
Robertson engaged The National Centre for Community Rehabilitation (NCCR) in Gaza to put together a choir of children to sing on the album. With the help of the UNRWA and the NCCR, Robertson was able to find the young girl from the news report, whose name is Shymaa. The team worked for three months to train children with no singing experience and then record the song and film them for the album. Shymaa is featured in the Haumea music video edited by the filmmaker, Fritz Heede. 2015 Grammy winner Ricky Kej produced the album.
Steve Robertson says, "The NCCR and the Palestinian people of Gaza are leading the way to promote the universal message of Love and Human Rights for All. The song Haumea serves as a promotional beacon for PPoE's and the NCCR's new campaign movement of Love All Love Wins and the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)."
Interviews are available with Steve Robertson, CEO of Project Peace on Earth and Producer, Producer Ricky Kej, Mr. Khaled Abuzaid, NCCR Founder, and select musicians.