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Resilience Music Alliance

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In times of social and cultural uncertainty, Resilience is key to societal harmony, advancement and survival. This innate quality allows individuals facing great personal tragedy or failure to pick up the pieces and meet the challenges head on, oftentimes succeeding beyond their wildest dreams. 

In an oversaturated market flooded with release after release, many artists do not have the support or platform to present their mission-driven Music. The answer is singular and extraordinary: empower visionary artists to stimulate their individual and collective resilience using the power of music. 

Enter Resilience Music Alliance, the new artist/mission-driven record label founded by political/social activist Steve Ruchefsky dedicated to releasing culturally diverse, world-class recordings that recognizes, celebrates and challenges the human condition of Resilience. After years in the legal, finance and investment world, Ruchefsky concluded that the way for real positive change to endure the test of time was to inspire, energize and engage listeners through message-driven music. 

Partnering with leading independent music distributor INgrooves Music Group, Ruchefsky (President and Founder) has assembled a team of leading music industry professionals including Jeff Moskow (General Manager; A&R Marketing Director) and Jay Gilbert (Digital Marketing Director) of Label Logic, Jana Herzen (A&R and Industry Advisor) - founder and president of multi-Grammy® Awarding-winning label Motéma Music, and Don Lucoff (Publicity Director) - President and founder of DL Media.

Resilience Music Alliance's focus is on partnering with dynamic and compelling artists who have inspiring stories to tell, and intends on being a community of like-minded creators and artists. The initial 2017 release schedule is comprised of several dynamic and compelling projects; a collection of 12 original compositions inspired by the American Immigrant Experience from Deepak ChopraKabir Sehgal and Paul Avgerinos entitled Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome; Award-winning journalist and celebrated jazz vocalist Rondi Charleston's upcoming album Resilience; and Charleston, SC based quintet Ranky Tanky's first album together exploring the timeless music of the West African slave "Gullah" culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. These three projects share unique points of view intending to nourish individual and societal resilience. 

"In my career," says Ruchefsky, "I have been fortunate to have been involved with building several successful paradigm shifting businesses. The keys to success are the people and mission. Societal and personal stress seem to be at very alarming levels and Resilience must be at the forefront. Associating with experienced, driven music industry professionals, I created Resilience Music Alliance to shine a light on creators and artists who explore our personal and collective inner strength to survive and thrive. I am very exciting about our initial launch and incredible possibilities ahead of us."   

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Ranky Tanky
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
 2033 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
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Ranky Tanky
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
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Ranky Tanky
Zeiders American Dream Theater
4509 Commerce St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

  • Michel Camilo | “Essence” | Available June 7 via Resilience Music Alliance - Legendary Pianist Michel Camilo Celebrates 25th Album as a Leader with Stunning All-Star Big Band Release Essence — Available June 7 via Resilience Music Alliance Camilo Revisits Original Compositions From Remarkable Career with Dazzling New Arrangements For his landmark 25th album as a leader, iconic pianist, composer and bandleader Michel Camilowanted to do something truly special. That’s…
  • Ranky Tanky’s Single “Freedom” Available Now — As Seen On NYC “TODAY” Show - Ranky Tanky Release New Single “Freedom,” With Debut Performance on NBC TODAY Show “Freedom” Available Now, New Album, Good Time, Available for Pre-order Now Ranky Tanky — Quiana Parler (vocals), Charlton Singleton (trumpet, vocals), Clay Ross (guitar, vocals), Kevin Hamilton (bass) and Quentin Baxter (drums, percussion) — made their first national T.V. appearance this morning, March 15, on NBC’s TODAY show performing their new single “Freedom”(available digitally now). The critically acclaimed South Carolina band’s sophomore album Good…
  • AVAILABLE NOW: Ulysses Owens Jr’s “Songs of Freedom” - Available Now on Resilience Music Alliance: Ulysses Owens Jr. Explores the Songbooks of Three Female Icons of the Turbulent 1960s with Songs of Freedom Owens Enlists Acclaimed Jazz Vocalists to Convey Reimagined Works of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell “Such a diverse selection of voices and influences helps to present the music of Lincoln,…
  • Ranky Tanky to Perform on NBC “TODAY” Show | Friday, March 15 - Ranky Tanky to Appear on NBC TODAY Show on Friday, March 15 During 9:00am Hour Critically Acclaimed South Carolina Band to Perform New Single “Freedom” from Upcoming Sophomore Release Ranky Tanky is set to make their first national TV appearance after non-stop worldwide touring in support of their eponymous debut album. The critically acclaimed outfit hailing from Charleston,…
  • Alicia Olatuja | “Intuition: Songs From The Mind Of Women” | Available February 22 via Resilience Music Alliance - Vocalist Alicia Olatuja Set to Release Intuition: Songs From The Minds Of Women, on Resilience Music Alliance – February 22, 2019 Olatuja Explores the Music of Empowered Women with Inspirational Reinterpretations Ranging From Sade, Imogen Heap, Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, and Others Once you have listened to acclaimed vocalist, composer and arranger Alicia Olatuja (A-LEE-see-ah Oh-la-TU-ja), you…
  • STREET DATE CORRECTION: Ulysses Owens Jr | “Songs of Freedom” | March 15 via Resilience Music Alliance - STREET DATE CORRECTION: Ulysses Owens Jr. Explores the Songbooks of Three Female Icons of the Turbulent 1960s with Songs of Freedom Owens Enlists Acclaimed Jazz Vocalists to Convey Reimagined Works of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell Available for Streaming & Physical Pre-order Now; Album Available March 15 via Resilience Music Alliance In the most trying of…
  • Ulysses Owens Jr. | “Songs of Freedom” | Available for Streaming & Physical Pre-order Now; Album Available March 1 via Resilience Music Alliance - Ulysses Owens Jr. Explores the Songbooks of Three Female Icons of the Turbulent 1960s with Songs of Freedom Owens Enlists Acclaimed Jazz Vocalists to Convey Reimagined Works of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell Available for Streaming & Physical Pre-order Now; Album Available March 1 via Resilience Music Alliance In the most trying of times, it can…
  • Django Festival Allstars | “Attitude Manouche” | Available June 15 via Resilience Music Alliance - Django Festival AllStars Set to Release First Studio Album, Passing Torch from Generation to Generation and Welcoming Guitarist Samson Schmitt Attitude Manouche – Available June 15 via Resilience Music Alliance Album Blends Gypsy Jazz Tradition with Modern Jazz, Classical, World Music, Film Scores, and More Among nomadic peoples like the gypsies, the oral tradition is…
  • Resilience Music Alliance Launches The Resilience Conversations feat. Award-winning Journalist & Vocalist Rondi Charleston - Resilience Music Alliance Launches The Resilience Conversations feat. Award-Winning Journalist & Vocalist Rondi Charleston   Interview with Deepak Chopra Available Now   Watch Episode One feat. Deepak Chopra  on Facebook or YouTube Resilience Music Alliance is thrilled to present a new interview series, The Resilience Conversations, featuring journalist and musician Rondi Charleston as their host. Charleston will facilitate conversations about resilience with…
  • Allan Harris | “The Genius of Eddie Jefferson” | Available April 27 on Resilience Music Alliance - Vocalist Allan Harris Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Iconic Singer and Innovator of Vocalese with The Genius of Eddie Jefferson Available April 27 via Resilience Music Alliance With his gruff, gravelly voice, his penchant for hep cat diction, and the serpentine bebop turns of his vocalese creations, the late Eddie Jefferson might not seem the ideal match…

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