A4A (Artists 4 Artists) Records and Publishing strives to make a profound difference in the lives of marginalized artists around the world by giving them equal access to publishing arrangements, platforms, and distribution on a global scale.
A4A Records’ current roster features artists from Make Music Matter’s Healing in Harmony group therapy program for trauma survivors, with powerful songs of resilience and solidarity.
Born in collaboration with Warner Music Canada, A4A Records celebrates the power of music to heal.
Check out A4A’s current artist roster below.
Cohorte Femmes Fortes
Based in Maison Dorcas, Bukavu, DRC, Cohorte Femmes Fortes emerged from the Healing in Harmony program at Panzi Hospital’s aftercare centre for survivors of sexual violence, and is the result of months of cathartic singing.
Emerging from the Healing in Harmony program with Uyisenga Ni Imanzi in Kigali, Rwanda, Uyisenga Collective create songs that explore themes related to HIV/AIDS, drug use, and what it means to live a healthy life.
Cohorte Femmes Héroïnes
Emerging from the Healing in Harmony program in the rural community of Mulamba, DRC, Cohorte Femmes Héroïnes create songs about overcoming suffering, uplifting spirits, and rebuilding lives.
Emerging from the Healing in Harmony program with AVIPA in Ratoma, Guinea, Cohorte Incassables create songs that explore themes of injustice, fractured communities, and the search for hope.
Cohorte des Indestructibles
Emerging from the Healing in Harmony program in Beni, DRC, Cohorte des Indestructibles create songs with powerful lyrics about the consequences of war, surviving atrocities, and restoring hope in the face of adversity.
Pink & Blue Group
Emerging from the Healing in Harmony program with SENED (an organization offering training and psychosocial support to disabled refugee children and their families) in Gaziantep, Turkey, Pink & Blue Group create music that explores themes of love, innocence, and wishes for peace.
Emerging from the Healing in Harmony program with SESHHA in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Cohorte Phoenix create songs about healing from trauma in the face of oppression and marginalization.
Emerging from the Healing in Harmony program with Golden Women Vision in Uganda, Golden Women create music that explores themes of survival and the restoration of hope and peace.
Artists for Sudan
Artists for Sudan is a coming together of some of Canada’s best artists reimagining U2’s classic “Sunday Bloody Sunday” to raise awareness of the current crisis in Sudan. The country rests on a precipice of democracy and dictatorship. Let’s use the power of music to help the people of Sudan towards freedom.
Artists for Sudan collective include: Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) Ben Kowalewicz (Billy Talent) Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) Cone McCaslin (Sum 41) Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace) Matt Walst (Three Days Grace) Damhnait Doyle Emmanuel Jal Serena Ryder Corey Hart Ron Hawkins (Lowest of the Low) Scott Anderson (Finger Eleven) Simon Ward (The Strumbellas) Amy Millan (Stars) Colin MacDonald (The Trews) John Angus (The Trews) Ewan Currie (The Sheepdogs) Hill Kourkoutis Vox Choirs
Afora is a conglomerate of artists from A4A’s global Community of Mixing and Mastering Engineers who have come together to stand up to injustice and amplify marginalized voices.
Debut release ‘Healing in Harmony: Remix Vol. 1‘ reimagines original tracks from A4A’s roster of artists from Make Music Matter’s Healing in Harmony music therapy program for trauma survivors. The release includes tracks from artists all around the world, and engineers from Canada, USA, UK, Portugal, DR Congo, and South Africa.
Members of Afora include a lineup of world-class engineers:
- Emily Lazar, The Lodge Mastering, NYC, NY, USA
- Kevin Doyle, London, ON, Canada
- James Bunton, Toronto, ON, Canada
- Verny Scholtz, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Robbie Grunwald, RavenTape Music Room, Toronto, ON, Canada
- Dan Harden, The Record Room, Kelowna, BC, Canada
- Nick Page, Lonely Blue Music, Tujunga, CA, USA
- Nino D. Celella, Sound and Soul Studios Ltd, Squamish, BC, Canada
- Stewart Turcan, Noise Floor, Niagara, ON, Canada
- Howard “Merlin” Wulkan, Farmadelica Sound, LLC, Bokeelia, FL, USA
- Ronan Chris Murphy, Veneto West, Pine Mountain Club, CA, USA
- LiiN, London, UK
- Beijo International, Porto, Portugal
- Georges Mupemba, Bukavu, DRC
- Filho Da Terra, Paris, France
…check out the full global Community of Mixing and Mastering Engineers – and see how to join for yourself.