News - One Human


Last Friday, artist and composer Graham Czach released the global collaborative project he conceived and brought to reality, One Human. in honour of the UN Nelson Mandela International Day weekend. Have a listen... 


Press Release

The recording features performances from Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Juno award winner Alpha Yaya Diallo, Grammy award winner Dobet Gnahoré, Grammy award winner Al Walser, Greek superstar George Perris, New York City Opera soprano Tharanga Goonetilleke, and many more.*

The One Human project is an international initiative that seeks to foster global unity through music. The One Human song/video features 123 Artists from 110 Countries around the world. The proceeds raised through the release of the song and associated fundraiser will benefit UNICEF. “One Human” aims to spread a universal message of peace and solidarity, as well as help those in need by supporting UNICEF, the humanitarian organization working globally in over 190 countries and territories to save children's lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF is working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimize its impact on children and communities worldwide.

One Human is a call, at a crucial time in history, for the international community to come together and rebuild relationships, diplomacy, and compassion. Through music, it tells the collective story that no matter what our differences are, we must all seek empathy and understanding for each other through the shared bond of co-existence and experiencing the human condition.

Czach specifically composed and arranged the song for a world orchestra. The One Human Orchestra features instruments from a myriad of cultures throughout history including Japanese Taiko drums, Indian sitar and santoor, West African djembe, Latin percussion, Scottish bagpipes, Arabic oud, European hurdy-gurdy and mandolin, as well as all the Western Classical instruments including trumpet, trombone, strings, and more. This is “world music” in the truest sense.

In June of 2020, during the height of the pandemic lockdowns and mass social unrest, Czach set out on a quest to gather contributions from as many countries of the world as possible. In the end, he was able to coordinate collaborations with 111 Vocalists/Artists from 110 countries and 17 Instrumentalists/Artists from 11 countries. The sound and feeling achieved with the building of the arrangement, instruments, and voices throughout the song is truly magical.

Czach explains the project, saying, "This song and video tell the story of all of us, and creates something special and unique in showing how we are so much stronger and better as a whole. By coming together as one, through compassion and the universal language of music, we can unite in a higher consciousness, as one people, to help solve our many crises in the world.”

One Human is socially conscious universal message-driven music that tells the emotional story of the human condition while progressively blending genres of rock, pop, classical, jazz, and world music into an original sound all its own. It will fill you with inspiration, leave a chill running down your spine, and bring a tear to your eye. Czach adds, "Hopefully this song and video will make you think differently, feel a stir in your soul that inspires you to contribute to the UNICEF fundraiser to help children in need, and reach out to connect with your fellow human beings, regardless of who they are or where they come from. We all are one. One Human."






* One Human Orchestra - Artists/Performers:

Vocalists: (alphabetical order by country)

Andorra - Juli Barrero
Antigua and Barbuda - Shermain Jeremy
Argentina - Nadia Larcher
Australia - Deline Briscoe
Austria - Nadine Beiler
Bahamas - Javan Hunt
Bahrain - Ala Ghawas
Bangladesh - Topu
Belgium - Lien Fournier
Belize - Melonie Gillett
Bhutan - Kilu Music School
Bolivia - Claudia Arce Lemaitre
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Davor Badrov
Brazil - Luciano Antonio
Brunei Darussalam - Neecia Majolly
Burkina Faso - Mai Lingani
Cabo Verde - Fantcha
Cambodia - Bonny B
Cameroon - Kareyce Fotso
Cameroon - Henri Dikongue
Cayman Islands - Sea N’ B
Chile - K-Bust
China, Macau - Soler
Colombia - Fatiniza
Costa Rica - Izmael Pacheco
Côte d'Ivoire - Dobet Gnahore
Croatia - Dado Topic
Curaçao - Izaline Calister
Cyprus - Constantinos Christoforou
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Junior Bay
Dominica - Exile One (Gordon Henderson)
Ecuador - Margarita Laso
Estonia - Silver Sepp
Ethiopia - Minyeshu
Fiji - Elena Baravilala
Finland - Sakke Wallenius
France - Tom Frager
France - Diklau
French Polynesia - Florent Atem
Gabon - Jann Halexander
Gambia - Yusupha Ngum
Germany - Marius-Antonin Fleck
Ghana - Sherifa Gunu
Greece - George Perris
Greenland - Hans Peter Anthonsen
Guatemala - Mercedes Escobar
Guinea / Canada - Alpha Yaya Diallo
Guinea-Bissau - Kimi Djabate
Guyana - Terry Gajraj
Honduras - Polache
Hungary - Boggie
India - Silvia Fernandes
Indonesia - Sandhy Sondoro
Iraq / Canada - Nova Emad
Israel - Adam Ben Ezra
Italy - Enrico Nadai
Japan - Rie fu
Jordan / UK - Rania Kurdi
Kenya - Eric Wainaina
Laos - Sam Intharaphithak
Latvia - Katrina Bindere
Liechtenstein - Al Walser
Lithuania - Rasa Kaušiūtė
Luxembourg - Daniel Balthasar
Mongolia - Narandulam
Mongolia - Sosorbaram
Montenegro - Nina Žižić
Morocco - Hamid Bouchnak
Mozambique - Mingas
Myanmar - Graham
Netherlands - Frank van Engelen
Nicaragua - Ceshia Ubau
Niger - Alhousseini Anivolla
Nigeria - Aramide
Norway - Maria Spikkeland (Miriel)
Oman - Thanae Pachiyannaki
Pakistan - Maaz Moeed
Panama - Rafael Moreno
Paraguay - India Guaraní
Peru - Karin Zielinski
Philippines - Joey Ayala
Poland - Agnieszka Iwanska
Puerto Rico - Marina Molina
Republic of Moldova - Ana Everling
Republic of Macedonia - Andrijana Janevska
Russia - Julia Samoylova
Rwanda - Ben Kayiranga
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Skarpyon
Saudi Arabia - Waed
Senegal - Cheikh Lô
Sierra Leone - Emmerson Bockarie
Singapore - Jonathan Chua
Sint Maarten - BettiV
Spain - Aurora Guirado
Sri Lanka - Tharanga Goonetilleke
State of Palestine - Lina Sleibi
Suriname - Conchita Leeflang
Sweden / Tanzania - SaRaha
Switzerland - Serge Gauya
Thailand - John Rattanaveroj
Togo - Lord Carlos
Trinidad and Tobago - John Skweird
Turkey - Sibel Tüzün
Turks and Caicos - Csavi
Uganda - Rachel Magoola
USA - Graham Czach
Uruguay - Max Capote
Uzbekistan - Nasiba Abdullayeva
Venezuela - Elizabeth Ayoub
Zambia - Yvonne Mwale
Zimbabwe - Victor Kunonga

Instrumentalists:

Bagpipes - Stuart Liddell (Scotland)
French Horn - Richard Bissill (UK)
Trumpet - Ingrid Jensen (Canada)
Trombone - Luke Malewicz (Poland / USA)
Drums - Kris Myers (USA)
Djembe - Bolokada Conde (Guinea)
Taiko Drums - Yamato (Japan)
Acoustic Guitar - Alpha Yaya Diallo (Guinea / Canada)
Acoustic & Elec. Guitar, Elec. & Synth Bass, Percussion - Graham Czach (USA)
Mandolin - Alon Sariel (Israel)
Sitar - Sheema Mukherjee (India / UK)
Santoor - Abhay Sopori (India)
Violin 1 & 2 - Erica Carpenedo (Italy)
Viola - Julie Pusch (USA)
Cello - Katt Newlon (USA)
Double Bass, Oud - Adam Ben Ezra (Israel)
Hurdy-Gurdy - Matthias Loibner (Austria)
 
Video: Produced and Edited by Graham Czach