|STUDENTS PREPARE FOR WORLDWIDE LAUNCH OF ALBUM AIMED AT DIALOGUE ON BULLYING AND ISOLATION|
MONTREAL, JANUARY 20, 2015- – Over the next few weeks, Lester B Pearson High School students in Montreal North will be preparing for the worldwide launch of their album titled The Lifeboat Project Volume 1. For the past two months, they have been writing, recording and rehearsing their songs with professional music producer and educator, David Hodges.
Hodges travels to schools across communities with his mobile music studio and creates environments where youth can feel safe when they express themselves. He is most recognized for his project “N'we Jinan Eeyou Istchee,” a music compilation showcasing over 75 Cree youth artists, which landed at the top of the Itunes charts in May 2014.
With a goal to encourage discussions among Quebec’s youth around themes of identity, bullying, isolation and a sense of belonging, the Lifeboat Project is pleased to invite family, friends and the public to a special presentation event on Friday, February 13 (7 p.m.) at the school (11575 P.M. Favier). The night will be filled with songs and skits supported by a sound and lights show that will enchant the audience. The music program decided to donate half of the album's profits to Kids Help Phone. The students believe that this project serves to give youth a voice and they want to extend that sentiment with a charitable gesture. Kids Help Phone and 94.7 HITS FM will be on site to support the youth in their mission.
For more information about the Lifeboat Project and event tickets www.thelifeboat.ca
Michael J. Cohen