100 Voices, 1 Heart
To tell you a little bit about this project...
Hello, my name is Ayumi Ueda.
I am a Japanese singer song-writer who believes in creating and expanding positive energy of Love, Peace and Unity through music.
I am the founder of international vocal ensemble, Women of the World. Women of the World was formed to bring musicians from across the globe to a common platform in order to collaborate and create through the sharing of music, as well as to explore and celebrate the differences in ideologies and cultural tenets that exist in the daily lives of people all over the world.
In many ways, the ensemble is a microcosm of the world.
Women of the World created a stir in the community, receiving support from renowned artists such as Grammy-award winning maestro and exceptional vocalist, Bobby McFerrin, African vocal icon, Angelique Kidjo, and the Boston Pops Orchestra led by maestro conductor Keith Lockhart.
In 2014, the group won Harmony Sweepstakes National Competition, and in 2017 followed up by winning the ACA Open Competition, making them International A cappella champions. Women of the World has since extensively toured North America and Asia, and continues to tour internationally to this day.
Women of the World continues to serve as cultural ambassadors of peace and unity through music and has delighted audiences at venues like Carnegie Hall, Blue Note Jazz Club, Boston Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, The Apollo Theater as well as through collaborations with the United Nations, amongst others.
This year, I decided to try a new musical project "100 Voices, 1 Heart" composing and recording powerful choral based music with vocalists from all around the world to capture the essence of positive intention towards the harmonious world that we envision to create.
I believe that our thoughts and energy will carry through our voices. Sharing moments singing and performing together will affect the energy around us physically and spiritually.
I am currently looking for singers to be a part of this project!