There are no borders in music: 40 Japanese and American punk/ska musicians create 1 song for disaster relief

There are no borders in music: 40 Japanese and American punk/ska musicians create 1 song for disaster relief

Here’s a great international story. A TON of American and Japanese punk and ska musicians came together to write and record one song to sell internationally, giving all proceeds to help rebuild the communities and music scenes that were affected by this year’s highly devastating earthquakes in Japan.

To name just a couple, the group includes Mike Park (The Chinkees, Asian Man Records) and members of Fishbone.

To read a statement from the group and more, click here.

“On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hit Japan, creating a tsunami, leaving over 19,000 dead or missing. The northeastern coastal area of Japan was brutally destroyed.

This area of Japan had no live music venues to start with, and the only music events were the occasional festivals. However, even that was taken away by the disaster, and music stopped reaching this region.

Thus, a project began that will build live music venues in three locations in the areas of destruction. The goal is to deliver live music, and connect people and communities.

When you buy PUNK SKA UNITY’s “DECISION” or “DECISION -cubismo grafocio REMIX-” on itunes, all profits will go toward funds to build those live venues. 40 PUNK and SKA musicians from Japan and America came together to create and record this song. Angelo Moore (FISHBONE) and Mike Park (THE CHINKEES, SKANKIN’ PICKLE) have joined from America.

There are no borders in music. We hope you, punk/ska brothers and sisters from overseas, can lend us a hand for this cause.

Best regards,

-PUNK SKA UNITY”

How cool is that? To help out and purchase your download, click here (US), here (UK), here (Canada) or here (all else).

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