Independent record label continues ongoing charity efforts, aiming to fund music education for disadvantaged children in Brazil.
Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Berlin-based music label Heartcore Records has announced Heartcore for Brazil, the sixth annual edition in its Heartcore for the World outreach initiative. Building upon the success of five Heartcore Records charitable projects, Heartcore for Brazil will benefit the orphanage Instituto São José in Carangola, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Proceeds will also benefit Associação Cultural e Social Ressoar, a non-profit that provides music instruction, instruments, and group performance activities to local children in Carangola.
Today, Heartcore Records released “Nossa Voz”- a special collaboration between Heartcore Records artist Daniel Santiago and the children of Instituto São José and Associação Cultural e Social Ressoar. “Nossa Voz,” which translates from Portuguese to “Our Voice,” is composed by Santiago and features performances from many distinguished guest artists. Bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, pianist Shai Maestro, singer Jennifer Souza, percussionists Kainã Do Jêje and Ícaro Sá, and legendary drummer Steve Gadd all contribute an array of sonic textures that transport the listener into the magical world of Brazil.
In August of 2022 Michaela Bóková (Heartcore Records label manager, producer, and author of the Heartcore for the World initiative) traveled to Carangola, deep in the mountains of Minas Gerais, where she spent a month teaching the children of the orphanage, organizing the rehearsals, and recording and producing the song “Nossa Voz.”
“The entire community of Carangola supported and helped the project. Translators, sponsors, photographers, teachers, managers, sound engineers, and musicians became involved in our creative process. It was a beautiful thing to watch this unfold and direct the children through our musical adventure,” said Bóková.
The final mixing and production elements of “Nossa Voz” were handled by Charis Karantzas in Berlin, Germany.
Michaela Bóková and Heartcore Records are seeking global partnerships as they create Heartcore for the World, a ten-song compilation album featuring music from each annual Heartcore Records charity project. By providing underprivileged children much-needed access to musical equipment and training, Heartcore for the World is brightening the lives of many. Heartcore Records and its representatives know that music has an unlimited potential to connect, heal, and uplift people across the globe, and are committed to fulfilling this ideal through their continued efforts.
All proceeds from digital sales will fund the purchase of musical equipment and educational materials for the children of Carangola.