THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO CHILDREN OF DARNA, AL WAFA, AND DAR LEKBIRA IN MOROCCO and is a production under Lollipops Crown Music and Arts Initiative....
I wrote all these songs during my year living and working with street children and drug addicts in Morocco as a Fulbright Fellow for my arts initiative, Lollipops Crown. With the help of singer/songwriter Oliver Orion, I finished these tunes and we toured them acround Tangier in early 2010. Included in this E.P are songs I wrote and recorded in Morocco, as well as interviews where I discuss the Lollipops Crown project and the work I did in Morocco. I have also included 1 recording of a music workshop done with street children from Darna Association and 2 recordings done with the addicts from the ASCMP Clinic.
These songs were written in late, dark, Moroccan nights and early, purple, Moroccan mornings during periods of desperation, inspiration, triumph, and heart ache. My year in Morocco was one of the darkest and toughest years of my life. But, at the same time, it was the most inspiring, most insightful, and creative year of my life as well. In Tangier I was surrounded by incredible painters, musicians, filmmakers.
My guitar became a major source of peace and an outlet for all I was experiencing. Many of these songs were written in the middle of the night. I remember my first night in Morocco. I was in a cold dark hotel room in a country I didn't speak the language, in a world I had never been. My guitar was there next to me giving me hope. (Thanks to Greg Eckelman for donating it to me.) All these tunes were happy accidents during a year of traveling the world and creatively coming alive thanks to the children of Morocco, my dear Moroccan friends, the selfless social workers; and the winding medinas, mountains, and coasts of Morocco.
My arts initiative, Lollipops Crown, left a major impact and it did some good. I am sharing these songs with you so that you may join me in keeping Lollipops Crown alive, and also to raise awareness about the clinics and orphanages I worked with in Morocco.
PAY WHATEVER YOU WANT FOR THESE SONGS--I TRUST YOU WILL RESPECT THE TIME AND EMOTION AND WORK THAT WENT INTO THEM AND FOR THE CAUSE THE MONEY WILL GO TO. ALL THE $$ OR SUPPORT WILL GO TO THE ORPHANAGES OF DARNA, AL WAFA, AND DAR LEKBIRA.
-Lollipops Crown Music and Arts Initiative, project info and videos here: www.dangerville.wordpress.com
-To support Lollipops Crown for street children please email firstname.lastname@example.org
-Orphanages and Drug Clinics to support in Morocco:
*ASCMP Clinic in Tangier Morocco: contact Mohsin Din on Facebook
*Darna Association in Tangier Morocco: www.darnamaroc.org/index_en.html
*Al Wafa in Tangier Morocco: contact Mohsin Din on Facebook
*Dar Lekbira Association in Tangier Morocco: www.darlekbira.org
All songs written and performed by MOHSIN
All songs written in Tangier, Morocco
Recorded in living rooms in Morocco and New York City