In the weeks after Feb 22nd 2011 a collective of people from Melbourne, San Francisco, Christchurch and Wellington formed to create this fundraising album called Songs for Christchurch. It is a music compilation album donated by twenty-one local and global artists including Grammy-award winners Imogen Heap and Flight of the Conchords. It was released internationally released on the 2nd anniversary of the February earthquake, on the 22nd of Feb 2013.
All royalties from the sale of the album are going to community projects rebuilding Christchurch through the organisations: Gap Filler, Festival of Transitional Architecture, Architecture For Humanity, and Live in Vacant Spaces. The project has three goals: of raising as much money as possible for the projects in Christchurch, promoting Christchurch and New Zealand Artists to overseas audiences, and putting on a free live show of great music for people in Christchurch which is on the 24th of Feb between 12-6pm in the Re:start Mall.
Thanks to: Munki Sound, RDU, Native Tongue, Freerange Cooperative Ltd, Christchurch City Council, Loop, the charities, all the musicians, the pledgers, the designers, and the many people who have lent a caring hand to this project.
This project is dedicated and devoted to the people of Christchurch.
released 22 February 2013
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