“ For the thousands of men, women and children who brave the sea often to escape war, always in search of a better life, the difference between death and survival is sometimes only a rescue boat from charities like “Proactiva Open Arms”. Forced exodus, the struggle for each person to live in dignity, and the fight against oppression are all cornerstones of Reggae philosophy.
This new project aims to support the volunteers of Proactive Open Arms to continue saving lives”
The new album “Open arms project - Reggae can help” is the work of the Spanish musician from Madrid, Ras Kuko ; who moved by the work of the NGO “Proactiva Open Arms” decided to join forces with artists from different parts of the world to create this record. In addition to give more visibility to the work that Open Arms makes with its rescue ships, the album will also be used to raise founds that will directly contribute to the mission this organization.
We had the chance to hear about this wonderful project during a seminar in the Rototom Sunsplash’s social forum, and also got to have a short talk with Ras Kuko in person before his performance.
“Hi Ras Kuko, first of all are you ready for the show tonight ?
-I’m always ready, because I love the music. What I really love about music is this : playing live. All the studio work, the rehearsals has one aim : to share the music with the public live.
Would you like to tell us something about the album “Open arms project”, whom profits will go to Proactiva Open Arms ?
-I just released my own album, but I wanted to do something else.I decided to involve other artists from Jamaica, Italy and Spain. To make it really an international effort to help Open Arms. I only involved artists who really wanted to be in this project, who wanted to do it with the heart and not because they “had to”
Which artists can we find in the album ?
“We are fighting against a global problem affecting many people from various countries, for this reason, “Open Arms Project - Reggae Can help” was realized in collaboration with artists from all over the world.”
We can find Warrior King, Skarra Mucci, Summerr and Ras Takura, Ras Kuko, Emeterians, Lasai & Yeyo Pèrez ,Little pepe & Malaka Youth ,Ras Tewelde and Raphael , Quino, Big Mountain, Apache & Mr Dalias and Idren Artstrong.
All the artists said “Yes” right away
We have two ridden, one is roots and spiritual riddim and this one was the first one. But this one was just for the singer. So I did one more riddim. Ocean riddim & Open arms riddim and we will play this tonight with the band and many wonderful guests.
All the internet rights will go to the Open Arms association. So downloading the album or even one song, is a way to help not the Open Arms people but the people who need their help. “
Open Arms Project - Reggae can help, is available on all digital platforms. All the proceeds from this project will be donated to Proactiva Open Arms.
You can find the album in these platforms : I-tunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon music.
"A person alone can’t do much, but all together we can change the world”