Local musicians rally for charity

Six local songwriters have banded together to support local non-profits. They have each written a song for their selected local non-profit organization.

It's all part of this year's rendition of Global Music Fest.

Part of Global Citizen Week the music festival will be showcasing local talent, locally based non-profits and a few headlining acts.

This years headliners are Andrew Allen (Feb 24th) and North America's pre-eminant Bhangra band Enkarma (Feb 25th).

To add a unique flair to promoting our local non-profits, six songwriters agreed to compose songs based on six globally minded locally-based non-profits.

The hope is to draw attention to our amazing local talent in our community while also shedding some light on some amazing initiatives.

Take some time to glance at the videos, but definitely come back again later today or this week when you have 30 minutes to watch each video.

This first video is comprised of all 6 videos in a playlist.

If you want, this will play all the songs without you needing to start and stop the videos.



Individual songs/songwriters:

Brent Tyler  "Imagine Life" - written for Imagine Thailand 

Dan Oig  "Your Mothers Child" - written for the Kelowna Zambia Partnership

For the next week the songwriters will also be aiming to get as many views to their videos as possible.

The top three highest viewed videos by Feb 22nd at 5pm will receive one of the following prizes:

1st place: $2000 of recording from Music City Studio's
2nd place: $1000 of recording from BiG audio productions.
3rd place: $500 of rehearsal time at Music City Studios.

Every songwriter will also be performing at Global Music Fest.

Jeff Piattelli "GROW" - for Project Grow 

Leah West "The Miracle is You" - written for Partners in the Horn of Africa 

Mark Irving "Lift them up" - for Hope for the Nations 

Windborn "Same Sun" - for OK to Say 

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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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