Last year, we released a special edition vinyl of Healing in Harmony Greatest Hits Vol. 1, featuring a compilation of recordings from Make Music Matter’s innovative music therapy program. Special thanks to the team at Warner Music Canada and Precision Pressing for their manufacturing support.

In alignment with Record Store Day’s 2020 RSD Drops‘ we’re celebrating the timeless art of vinyl by revisiting this special edition collection of Healing in Harmony artist tracks, made possible with the help of award-winning music engineers. You can pick up a copy of Healing in Harmony Greatest Hits Vol. 1 at local Toronto record store, Pandemonium Records.

In addition, we’ll be dropping a few surprises over the next couple of months, including exclusive videos, merch and more!

RSD Drop #1

“[…] to see them [the participants and survivors] and to assist them in expressing themselves musically was like nothing else I’ve experienced in working 30+ years in the music industry. Check out the dope tracks!”

Timbuktu

Kicking off this fundraising initiative, Swedish rapper and reggae artist, Timbuktu (featured on tracks Njo Tu Maisha (This is Life) – 2019 Remaster and Mon corps n’est pas une arme -2019 Remaster) released a video sharing his personal experience working with artists in our music therapy program.

Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité is one of Sweden’s most well-known and respected hip-hop artists. He released his first music in 1996 and has since released 8 solo albums and numerous singles of which the vast majority have reached Gold or Platinum status, some even reaching 5x Platinum! His accolades also include eight Swedish Grammy awards, and four P3 Guld (Swedish radio) awards.

Timbuktu has hosted several shows on national Swedish radio, received a Nordic language award and performed for audiences all over the world, from various corners of Africa to Svalbard, from the legendary Apollo in NYC to the Roxy in LA, at the Polar Music Prize and at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.

Check back on this page for more exclusive news, as well as the opportunity to get your hands on one of our beautiful blue vinyls! In the meantime, visit our Community Page for ways to get involved in our community of mixing and mastering volunteers.

We appreciate your continued support for our initiative to empower marginalized artists, everywhere. Donations to the Make Music Matter Healing in Harmony program can be made using the form below or on the Canada Helps campaign page.