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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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Camfed

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This Lan

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"This Land” is a naked reflection on America's other history - of Native American genocide, slavery, Jim Crow and the subrogation of women and immigrants. In 1944, when Woody Guthrie released "This Land Is Your Land", the statement only applied to white, straight men and their sons. For the rest of us – indigenous, non-white, non-straight, non-male – citizens, America and the promise of prosperity and freedom to manifest our best, which our founding fathers extolled, was simply too far removed from our lives. Those same groups of Americans didn't really have a voice and barely had a vote, not to mention a prosperous career. Nearly 80 years later, economic inequality is worse than it has ever been. The notion of America and its greatest opportunities being "ours" to enjoy fully still evades tens of millions of non-white, non-straight, non-male citizens because of the institutional, legal, and civic inequality that remains present today. But even Guthrie noted the irony of America’s promises not kept when he originally wrote the song in 1940, dedicating two verses of the original lyrics to protesting America’s vast income inequality. He asked, “Is this land made for you and me?” His final version was released years later without those two political verses. It became one of America’s most beloved folk songs. “This Land” honors the millions of poor, hungry and persecuted who were deleted from that famous narrative yet sacrificed bravely so America could be the prosperous land it is today.

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Let Us Dance

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Drea Pizziconi premiered “Let Us Dance” with the Dap Kings featuring Maimouna Youssef at the CAMFED 25 gala in NYC supporting girls’ education in Africa. All profits will be donated to benefit this cause.

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Running (Refugee Song)

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The Refugee Crisis

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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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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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Circus Show

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Police Violence

 

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MB Lament

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Police Violence

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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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Black Lives Matter

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When Will it Stop

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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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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.