AO Foundation International is now officially certified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Break out the champagne! …Now let’s get on with the business of sheltering, clothing, feeding and educating these little lanterns from around the planet, some of whom you will hear on AOMUSIC’s upcoming album “Hokule’a”!
We are in full production on three new songs for the next AOMUSIC album, due out in early 2013… Our first stop was County Galway, Ireland where we recorded a brilliant group of children with one of today’s great composers Bill Whelan… We recorded the children in Bill’s studio on Ireland’s Western Coast.. They will be featured on the next AOMUSIC album with other children‘s choral ensembles from around the globe… The Irish music tradition is ever-present on AOMUSIC‘s palette of world homogeny, and Bill Whelan‘s involvement now brings greater authenticity to that lovely hue…
Ireland is steeped in poignant history and mystic lore, and making music on her soil with her children and one of her most gifted maestros is a great honor for AOMUSIC.
"We began production on this album just after the release of Twirl in 2009. It features children's choral ensembles from China, South Africa and the Republic of Georgia. The brilliant harmonic textures, melodies and rhythmic energy in these songs carry a message of rejuvenating freshness and spirit. It is our hope that the great paradigm of change, transforming the planet finds us all steeped in music, filled with promise, joy and unity."