The Baby Mine Project: A Lullaby Collection is not only a lovely musical companion, but it also does good in the world. The CD is released from a non-profit organization (50% of the proceeds will go to support changing the future for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.) Produced by Grammy nominee Chris Jay, David Shipman, Aaron Safer and Music Arranger Jamsheed Master, The Baby Mine Project: A Lullaby Collection is the first major fundraising campaign for the recently established non-profit whose mission is to support the health and wellness of children in underserved areas of Africa while providing them a source of comfort through the development of music and art. Curated by The Baby Mine Project’s creator and co-founder Shipman, the labor of love musical collaboration features a diverse group of U.S. artists and African children’s choirs coming together in a compilation of familiar and new songs designed to provide comfort and soothe the listener, regardless of age, all for a good cause.
Evaluation comments from our NAPPA Awards Music Judge:
“Baby Mine is wrapped in goodness. This lullaby album is stocked with lovely, gentle music that makes a fine companion for nap times or simply quiet times. The 13 tracks contain several selections that will be familiar to Disney film fans (such as Pinocchio’s “When You Wish Upon A Star,” “Tarzan’s “You’ll Be In My Heart” and Dumbo’s “Baby Mine”) along with standards like “You Are My Sunshine” and even a version of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose.” One of the album’s distinguishing qualities is how nicely it blends African musical elements into the arrangements, with the rendition of “Stay Awake” by David Shipman and the Kenyan Boys Choir representing a standout example. The inclusion of African music also has a reason as well because album proceeds will support health programs for children in East African. One fun fact too, Shipman, who co-founded the Baby Mine Project, is one of three former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Ringmasters who sing on this album.”