Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Power of Young Women Drumming

(Posting for our friends at Terra Rising)

Over this last year, we've had several meetings and participated in several radio show interviews sharing our vision for Terra Rising. We have been challenged to express through words the power of music to heal and connect communities. Although we have worked earnestly to communicate the importance of music education and music therapy programs as a vital asset to our communities, nothing beats seeing the power of music to heal and connect communities. This video featuring The Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project (YWDEP) does just that. Please take a few minutes to see this video and SHARE IT with your networks.

UNIVERSAL MUSICARE is all about live music helping music thrive! It is our way at Terra Rising of putting action to our desire to see a world where the arts and creativity are interwoven into our communities. YWDEP is an outstanding organization that needs support from all of us to continue to serve all of us. We are very proud to have YWDEP as the benefitting organization for our upcoming event February 23rd at Artisphere. Come meet some of the girls and learn more about YWDEP. Remember to bring your dancing shoes and your Djembe, if you have one.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Terra Rising Launches New and Improved Website

Universal MusiCare Promotional Video Featured

Washington D.C.

Independent film and record label, Terra Rising Records is re-launching their website ( with a promotional video for their Universal MusiCare concert series SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2013 at in Arlington, Virginia. The Universal MusiCare promo features the organization we are sponsoring, Young Women Drum ( as well as the artists performing that evening.

Universal MusiCare is a concept developed by Terra Rising to partner with local music education and music therapy organizations to raise funds by producing live events that highlight the local music and arts scene in Washington DC. Terra Rising is excited to feature the photography of Snapshots by Sam Maloney as well as the music of The Grey Area and Howlin Bends. The night will also be accented by the beautiful and energetic dance of a local Bhangra group.

For the past year, Terra Rising Records has been on the road, filming a feature length documentary, The Case For Music to help show the power music has, to heal and connect communities featuring Music Therapy, Music Education, and Live Music. Universal MusiCare is the physical extension of what the documentary hopes to accomplish. Through their collaborative efforts Terra Rising hopes to build a better music community for the musicians and artists here now, and those that will come after.
"From The Ground UP"