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We write, produce, and record original music that is a call to arms on the most pressing human rights and social justice issues of our day.

We are two musicians and songwriters—Andrea Pizziconi and Keyon Harrold—who are joined by many of our industry's top artists. Together, we hope to amplify global awareness for causes and crises ranging from the plight of refugees, to police violence, racism, women’s rights, immigrants rights and the need for more engaged political activism.

 
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Featured Track

CAUSE
The Refugee Crisis

COMPOSITION
Running

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Running (Refugee Song), written by Keyon Harrold and Andrea Pizziconi featuring Grammy Award-winners Gregory Porter and Common, was inspired by the growing refugee crisis in Syria that, globally, has displaced 65 million around the world. 

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More MUSIC


CAUSE
Police Violence

COMPOSITION
Circus Show

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Circus Show (written by Keyon Harrold and Andrea Pizziconi and featuring Grammy Award-winning Gary Clark, Jr.) speaks to the desperate need for Americans to remain politically engaged despite the strong urge to disconnect. In spite of the political chaos that has left so many Americans vulnerable, we must rise above the "circus show." 

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CAUSE
Police Violence

COMPOSITION
MB Lament

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"MB Lament" is a tribute to Michael Brown and to the larger response to police violence and racism. Written and performed by Keyon Harrold, a native of Ferguson, Missouri, it is a jazz dirge built on chords described by Salon as "so intense and roaring, they sound like a mother's grievous cry."

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CAUSE
Black Lives Matter

COMPOSITION
When Will it Stop

ABOUT
"MB Lament" is a tribute to Michael Brown and to the larger response to police violence and racism. Written and performed by Keyon Harrold, a native of Ferguson, Missouri, it is a jazz dirge built on chords described by Salon as "so intense and roaring, they sound like a mother's grievous cry."

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Who we arE

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Compositions for a Cause was created by two musicians and songwriters—Andrea Pizziconi and Keyon Harrold.

Andrea Pizziconi is an award-winning classical musician and vocalist, whose most-recent album was a collaboration with Grammy-award-winning Cuban composer Oriente Lopez. Through touring and performing with global stars like Olga Tañon, she encountered disadvantaged communities and stories of adversity and triumph that demanded a spotlight. So she devoted herself to activism. Over the past decade, she has established herself as a pioneering social entrepreneur, expanding education access in Africa and redeveloping urban communities in America. Now, at last, her passions have converged as she harnesses her musical roots to give a voice to those who don’t have a platform.

To do so, she approached world-renowned trumpeter/composer/producer Keyon Harrold. Keyon's own story as a musician began as a child in (now infamous) Ferguson, Missouri. His accomplishments have taken him far from home—touring the globe and collaborating with some of the greatest musicians of his generation, such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Common, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill. He has been featured on nearly 100 albums ranging from jazz, R&B, pop, gospel, blues and hip hop, But his abiding connection to his roots has inspired him to create music that addresses the issues of injustice that shaped his early life.

Together, Andrea and Keyon are striking a chord with listeners around the world and sparking conversations about how we can make a difference for those in need of our attention and support.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVISM

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Lift Up Puerto Rico

Following the unprecedented category 5 Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is facing a humanitarian crisis unparalleled in modern American history. It could be six months before power is restored to the majority of residents, leaving over 35% of the population without access to clean water. Some have had to resort to drinking water from hazardous waste sites just to survive.

To support our fellow citizens, Compositions for a Cause co-founder Andrea Pizziconi has teamed with fitness entrepreneurs Andrew Page and Anuj Patel (founders of the Axle Workout) to create Lift Up Puerto Rico, focusing particularly on restoring access to safe water.