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Alicia Saldenha and Artists in Japan for Haiti

Love & Unity was written by Alicia Saldenha and performed by a group of international artists in Japan in support of Haiti's ongoing struggle after the devastating earthquake of 2010. Since then, Haiti is also suffering from an ongoing cholera epidemic and is facing hunger and malnutrition since Hurricane Sandy destroyed 70% of the farmland. Love & Unity is a Shalestone Music/Jem Adar Music production.

Love & Unity
Music & Lyrics by Alicia Saldenha
Produced by Doni Donn & Alicia Saldenha
Executive Producers – Duane Levi for Shalestone Music & Alicia Saldenha for Jem Adar Music
Engineered by Chris Howe & Duane Levi
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Howe
Art Direction by Mitsuyasu Hatakeda

Alicia Saldenha (Vocalist/Composer/Producer)

Alicia Saldenha's unique sound can be described as funky soul with a twist of island sugar cane. A national of the Caribbean Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, she resides in Japan where she is a rising star in the independent soul music scene. In an environment notoriously difficult for "foreign artists" unsigned to major labels, Saldenha (pronounced sal-day-nya) is breaking down barriers between races, cultures and languages and is performing with top Japanese and international artists.

In addition to being a vocalist and composer, Alicia Saldenha's resumé includes a long list of experiences - as actress, dancer, scholar and university lecturer. She released her debut solo album of her original songs, "Dance with the Sun," which she co-produced and which was recorded live in the studio in New York City, in June 2012. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Saldenha funded and released the album herself under her label, Jem Adar Music. It is produced by Andrew Felluss of Radian Records. The first single, "Ooh Boy," has been released online, along with a music video by feature-film director, Zak Baney.

Alicia Saldenha is also the featured vocalist on the indigo jam unit album, "Rose," released on September 2nd, 2011 by Basis Records. A successful CD release tour of Japan featured sold-out performances at Billboard Live Osaka. The album spent several weeks in the Billboard Japan Top 100 Chart for Independent Albums. Before this she also performed with the legendary Paul Jackson of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters.

Shalestone Music

Since 2006 Shalestone Music has been focused on helping indie artists promote their music to fans in order to create a long-term fanbase in Japan. With the continued strength of the yen, our attention has recently been focused on booking and establishing contracts with businesses and event organizers looking for talented musicans for hire.