Groundwork—Act to Reduce Hunger

The release of this all-star compilation album coincides with Seattle's benefit concert series, Groundwork 2001.

The release of this all-star compilation album coincides with Seattle's benefit concert series, Groundwork 2001. For the uninitiated, Groundwork supports the efforts of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO/UN), promoting the power of small-scale farming projects that enable women, families, and communities to help themselves. This musically diverse collection features a hefty handful of tracks donated by the likes of pop stars (Madonna "Cyber-Raga"; Moby, "Whispering Wind"); top jazzers (live rarities from Bill Frisell and Brad Meldau); and world music icons (Youssou N'Dour), as well as 1999 Billboard Century Award Honoree Emmylou Harris and indie heros Michael Franti & Spearhead. Net proceeds from the sale of each $14.95 CD go directly to the FAO/UN TeleFood projects, which provides help to small-scale farming around the world. Available at all Hear Music and Starbucks locations in North America, as well as via Groundwork2001.org. (For full story, see page 14.)—MP
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