Paris bested hundreds of entries to take the annual award
NEW YORK, NY (January 21, 2011) – A Madison, Wisconsin-based songwriter/singer has been named the winner of the fifth annual Peacedriven Songwriting Award. “Embers of Ubuntu” written by Kevin Paris earned the highest score from the panel of judges, comprised of social activists and musicians. The Peacedriven Campaign, in partnership with Sonicbids.com, sponsors the award.
Campaign director Anthony Stokes applauded Paris for living out the very meaning of Ubuntu, an African philosophy that challenges us to enrich the lives of others. “In today’s music industry, it is becoming harder to find songs with substance,” Stokes noted. “It is refreshing to discover the music of Kevin Paris and we honor him for using his talents to produce meaningful and inspiring work.”
As the winner of the Peacedriven Songwriting Award, Paris receives a cash prize and his winning song can be heard on the Campaign’s website. Visit www.peacedriven.com. “Embers of Ubuntu” (featuring vocalist Andrea Brubaker) is a track from Paris’ debut album “Mangos for Breakfast” and is available on iTunes and Amazon. To learn more about Peacedriven Award-winner Kevin Paris, visit www.kevinparismusic.com.
The Peacedriven Campaign received song submissions from around the world, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the United States, via the online music network Sonicbids.com. Judges selected one winner and five finalists based on originality, melody and lyrics. The five finalists and their songs are listed in random order: Patricia Bahia and Jon Hayes (“Peace Will Find a Way”); John McGill (“Wild Mountain”); Christal Prout from the duo Chatham Street (“Kinder Days”); Malea McGuinness (“Time Will Show”); Andie Duncan and Cyndi Duncan-Lumsden, a sister act known as The Bee’s Knees (“Peace Begins With Me”).
The mission of the award-winning Peacedriven Campaign is to motivate social activists as well as empower a new generation to act. The project has received funding from YouthVenture and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. Contact Anthony Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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