In April of 2015 Peace Through Music will Travel to Kabul Afghanistan to bring clothes,coloring books,crayons and other items to the Hawa family and their community. The Hawa family lost two sisters in 2012 to a suicide bombing; sisters Parwana and Korshid lost their lives while warning American personel of the impending attack-they leave behind a family of 3 younger brothers and sisters and 3 older brothers and sisters as well as their mother and father-we have also raised some funds for the little ones education-we are bringing a guitar to a 16 year old Afghan girl named massouda Shareefy-who Lanny met last year-she has become his student and is very exited to learn the instrument and shows much promise.
Peace through Music will also visit schools and play his collection of songs called "An Afghan Lullaby" inspired by the Hawa family and their loss.It features 12 songs including a cover of Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing. In Pakistan Peace through Music will return to the many schools to visit and bring needed essentials to poverty stricken areas like Charsadda-playing for the kids and checking on thet state of things. Further collaborations will also take place with several Pakistani artists to continue spreading the peace through music concept.
The trip will conclude in May. Deep Gratitude for all of the supporters and believers.
Sonic Peacemakers has been working on different collaborations most recently in Los Angeles with Overloads Farhad Humayan as well as planning the next trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan in early 2015 for more collaborations and work at such schools as Humaira's Bachals dream school in Karachi and collaborations with atif aslam in Lahore- SP will also be travelling to Kabul to assist with a family who lost two daughters to a suciide bombing in 2012-the family has 3 kids bewteen 6,7,8 who need assiatance with school and other basic necessities Sp will also collaborate with local musicians and give music instruction to disadvantaged kids
On September 8 Sonic Peacemakers will commemorate the 2 year anniversary of the tragic suicide bombing of Afghan sisters Parwana and Korshid killed while warning US military personel by releasing a homemade video called "The Exploding Crucifixion."Plans are still being worked on for Lanny's next trip to Pakistan and Afgahnistan to assist with the family of Parwana and Korshid as well as ongoing projects in Karachi-Lahore and Islamabad.Recordings are currently taking place in Los Angeles for the Projects "An Afghan Lullaby"and Pakistan (I Have a Dream)- Lanny along with Farhad Humayun from Pakistani band Overload performed in Los Angeles August 2014 promoting Sonic Peacemakers message of hope & healing through music-Lanny has begun working with veterans in a healing through music effort with the aim of bringing togethervets from Pakistan and Afghanistan with vets from the US to promote peace and harmony.