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One Little Finger – Ability in Disability  (Audio Double CD; 25 Songs, 2 Hours 11 Minutes)
Genre: World Music | Soundtracks
Performed by Various Artists and musicians with disabilities
Music Directed and Produced by Rupam Sarmah
Associate Producer: Kevin Mackie
Rupam Sarmah featuring Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett, Kechi Okwuchi, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Julian Lennon

UPC: 898367001989

“One Little Finger makes a point to show that a person with a disability is also a person with many abilities. Through love, acceptance, and understanding, it provides a world without exclusion and judgment. When we reach out towards each other, we celebrate the gift of life.” — Julian Lennon

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Ability in Disability – Promoting Inclusion & Diversity! Over a billion people live with some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world’s population. People are disabled, not only mentally, physically, and emotionally, but by society itself. It is statistically probable that everyone will experience a disability at some point in their life. 

The music is directed by Rupam Sarmah. The soundtrack includes World Folk music of various styles combining with contemporary music and classical music. Many Grammy and Academy awards winning artists collaborated with musicians with disabilities in the making of the soundtrack to support the cause of ability in disability, featuring Quincy Jones, Julian Lennon, Siedah Garrett, Kechi Okwuchi, Kevin Mackie, Stephen Melillo, and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. The song consists of lyrics in various languages Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, English, and healing mantras. Properly composed vibrational music can heal the mind, body, and soul. Some of the tracks in this album are used in special-needs schools as music therapy which is helping the children with pain relief and depression. We are continuing our research on frequency-based vibrational music and artificial intelligence to help dementia patients and children with autism.

“I was inspired by the life-stories of the people with disabilities and wanted to take on the challenge of working with over 80 children and young adults with various disabilities. Using music as a platform, we are allowing differently-abled people to perform in this project alongside award-winning artists to promote inclusion and diversity,” Rupam Sarmah says.

It’s a movement to break the barriers of the stigma of the word disability. All it takes is a change in perspective, a change in our mindset! Disability is only what we perceive, ability is everything of what we believe!

Tracklist 

1. One Little Finger 

Words by Rupam Sarmah and Siedah Garrett 
Music by Rupam Sarmah 
Composed & Arranged by Rupam Sarmah
Choral arrangement: Ruth Weber Choir, Sitar: Subhas Bose
Performed by Rupam Sarmah and Kechi Okwuchi 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00101

2. Gumsum Gumsum (Hindi) 

Music by Rupam Sarmah 
Words by Rakesh Tripathi 
Performed by Anweshaa and Rupam Sarmah 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00102

3. Third Pahar - The Time (Instrumental)

Produced by Rupam Sarmah 
Rupam Sarmah featuring Vishwa Mohan Bhatt 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00103

4. Believe 

Words by Laurie Ziel 
Performed by Julian Lennon 
Music by Rupam Sarmah
Choral Arrangement by Ruth Weber Choir
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00104

5. Ekla Chalo Re (Bengali) 

Words by Rabindranath Tagore 
Music by Rupam Sarmah 
Performed by Madhuraa Bhattacharya 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00105

6. Moromor Baandhunoke Loi (Assamese) 

Music by Rupam Sarmah 
Words by Somiran Malay 
Performed by Rupam Sarmah and Chorus
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00106

7. Keep Hope Alive (Instrumental) 

Music by Rupam Sarmah 
Sitar: Subhas Bose, Sarod: Prasenjit Sengupta, Tabla: Uday Mukherjee
Keyboard: Rupam Sarmah, Art Tawanghar 
Flute: Pranjal Borah
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00107

8. Sobuj Sobuj (Bengali) 

Words by Gautam Susmit 
Music by Rupam Sarmah 
Performed by Subhamita Banerjee, Rupankar 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00108

9. Purano Sei (Bengali) 

Words by Rabindranath Tagore 
Music by Rupam Sarmah 
Performed by Sheela Deb Deysarkar 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00109

10. Surya Pranaam Vandana

Music by Rupam Sarmah 
Performed by Sumitra Guha
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00110

11. Heaven Bridge 

Music by Rupam Sarmah 
Composed by Rupam Sarmah
Performed by Subhas Bose, Prasenjit Sengupta, Rupam Sarmah
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00111

12. Bhabatarini Stotra

Words by Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta 
Performed by Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta
Produced by Rupam Sarmah
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00112

13. Shiva Tandava

Produced and Music by Rupam Sarmah 
featuring Vishwa Mohan Bhatt 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00113

14. God Bless This Land

Music by Rupam Sarmah
Vocal: Rupam Sarmah, feat. Subhamita Banerjee
Words by: Alan Roy Scott, Rupam Sarmah
Choir: Ruth Weber and Disciple Singers of the Methodist Church 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00114

15. Let Me Be Brave 

Words by Stephen Melillo 
Music by Stephen Melillo 
Performed by Jann Klose 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00115

16. Standing Up 

Words by Grant Maloy Smith 
Music by Grant Maloy Smith 
Performed by Grant Maloy Smith 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00116

17. A Living Consequence 

Words by Lonnie Park 
Music by Lonnie Park, Peter Banks 
Performed by Lonnie Park 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00117

18. Never Give Up 

Composed by Stephen Melillo and Rupam Sarmah 
Music by Stephen Melillo and Rupam Sarmah
Performed by Sitar: Subhas Bose, Sarod: Prasenjit Sengupta, and
Rupam Sarmah, Stephen Melillo
Choral arrangement by Ruth Weber
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00118

19. A Limited Fear 

Words by Chris Rutherford 
Music by Kevin Mackie, Oz Brown 
Performed by Chris Rutherford, Oz Brown
Additional vocals by Kimberley D. Withowski, Dee Cee 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00119

20. I Know I Can 

Written by Quincy Jones and Siedah Garrett 
Performed by Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00120

Bonus Tracks

21. Never Thought It Would Be This Way (Bonus track)

Written by Carol Albert
Music by Carol Albert
Performed by Don Most
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00120

22. Tourette's (Bonus track)

Written by Arlynn Mackie
Music by Geoffrey Langley
Performed by Laura Giknis
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00121

23. Overcome the Challenges (Bonus track)

Written by Cindy Paulos
Music by Guy Eckstine
Performed by Dave Mason
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00122

24. 50 Suns (Bonus track)

Words written by Jacqueline Piazza
Music composed and performed by Pat Robinson
Spoken by Debbie Calton
Additional spoken word by Chase Piazza 
Recording Engineer Pat Robinson 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00124

25. Voices of the People (Bonus track)

Written and Performed by Various Artists from around the World
featuring Julian Lennon, May Pang, Dave Mason
Music by Rupam Sarmah 
ISRC: US-GUA-19-00123

Detail Credits:

1. One Little Finger (Title Song)

Music by Rupam Sarmah
Words by Rupam Sarmah, Siedah Garrett
Performed by Kechi Okwuchi, Rupam Sarmah

Choir and Instrumentalists 
The Ruth Weber Singers, directed by Ruth Hertz Weber
Choral and string arrangements by Ruth Hertz Weber

Flute: Jonathan Sussman, Soloist: Emilia Lopez-Yañez, Oboe: Emilia Lopez-Yañez
Violins: Cathy Allen, Annelle Gregory, Ondrej Lewit,
Cellos: Kirsten Vogelsang Eyerman, Sophie Webber
Keyboard: Sanjay Hazarika
Flute: Pranjal Bora

Sopranos
Kara Colling, Sarah Colling, Kay Guy, Jennifer Hawkins
Byung Kang, Emilia Lopez-Yañez, Jennifer Manzke
Emily McCaslin, Joy Pauley, Ellyanna Rasmussen, Barbara Welsh-Osga

Altos
Betsy de Bos, Leticia Micaela Gonzalez, Elisabeth Hartig Lentulo
Julie Lorson, Jennifer Rasmussen, Wendy Sweet, Anne Rice

Tenors
David Dollins, Caleb Hawkins, Tyler Hawkins
Bill Schwartz, Andrew Sweet, William Olzanicky

Basses
Brian Castle, Henrik Jonson, Paul Lorson, Matt Meis
Gabriel Rasmussen, Lars Rasmussen, Dirk Reschly
Albert Schafer, Simcha Silverstein, Brian Tillotson, Jon Wilder

Recorded at Studio West, San Diego, CA., Cedrick Courois, Engineer

2. Gumsum Gumsum (Hindi)

Music by Rupam Sarmah
Performed by Anweshaa, Rupam Sarmah
Words by Rakesh Tripathi
Flute: Pranjal Borah, Solo Violin: Manoj Baruah

3. Third Pahar: The Time (Instrumental)

Produced by Rupam Sarmah 
Rupam Sarmah featuring Vishwa Mohan Bhatt 
Tabla: Pt. Subhen Chatterjee

4. Believe

Words by Laurie Ziel
Spoken by Julian Lennon
Music by Rupam Sarmah
Produced by Rupam Sarmah

5. Ekla Chalo Re (Bengali)

Words by Rabindranath Tagore
Performed by Madhuraa Bhattacharya
Music by Rupam Sarmah

6. Moromor Baandhunoke Loi (Assamese)

Music by Rupam Sarmah
Words by Somiran Malay
Performed by Various artists

7. Keep Hope Alive

Music by Rupam Sarmah
Sitar: Subhas Bose; Sarod: Prasenjit Sengupta
Tabla: Uday Mukherjee; Keyboard: Sayan Ganguly, Sanjay Hazarika
Strings: Art Tawanghar
Bass Guitar: Trevor Sewell
Engineered by Brian Vibberts, Ankur Pathak, Rupam Sarmah 

8. Sobuj Sobuj (Bengali)

Performed by Subhamita Banerjee, Rupankar
Music by Rupam Sarmah
Words by Gautam Susmit

9. Purano Sei (Bengali)

Words by Rabindranath Tagore
Performed by Sheela Deb Deysarkar
Music by Rupam Sarmah
Keyboard: Sanjay Hazarika
Produced by Rupam Sarmah

10. Surya Pranaam Vandana

Performed by Sumitra Guha
Flute: Pranjal Bora
Music by Rupam Sarmah

11. Heaven Bridge (4:15)

Music by Rupam Sarmah 
Composed by Rupam Sarmah
Performed by Subhas Bose, Prasenjit Sengupta, Rupam Sarmah

12. Bhabatarini Stotra

Words and Performed by Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta
Produced by Rupam Sarmah

13. Shiva Tandava

Produced and Music by Rupam Sarmah
Featuring artist: Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Tabla: Pt. Subhen Chatterjee, Flute: Pranjal Bora
Engineered by Brian Vibberts, Ankur Pathak,Rupam Sarmah 

14. Let Me Be Brave

Music and Words by Stephen Melillo
Vocals: Jann Klose
Thanks to Oz (Brown Out Studios)

15. Standing Up

Performed by Grant Maloy Smith
Words by Grant Maloy Smith
Music by Grant Maloy Smith

16. A Living Consequence

Music by Lonnie Park & Peter Banks
Words by Lonnie Park
Guitar: Peter Banks
Thanks to Daniel Earnshaw 

17. Never Give Up

Composed by Stephen Melillo, Rupam Sarmah
Singers and Instrumentalists
The Ruth Weber Singers, directed by Ruth Hertz Weber
Choral and string arrangements by Ruth Hertz Weber
Violins: Cathy Allen, Ondrej Lewit, Jorge Soto
Cellos: Gordon Grubbs, Kirsten Vogelsang Eyerman

Sopranos
Beatriz Avila Casillias, Kara Colling, Nichole DiGangi, Kay Guy, Jennifer Hawkins
Byung Kang, Jennifer Kennedy, Jennifer Manzke, Emily McCaslin
Joy Pauley, Laura Stanton

Altos
Leticia Micaela Gonzales, Elisabeth Lentulo, Julie Lorson, Suzanne Parlett, Anne Rice
Gina Ruiz, Wendy Sweet

Tenors
Nicholas Clauder, David Dollins, Caleb Hawkins, Tyler Hawkins, David Melendez
William Olzanicky, Grant Parlett, Bill Schwartz

Basses
Brian Castle, Shawn Jerge, Henrik Jonson, Paul Lorson, Kevin Perez-Macedo
Albert Schafer, Andrew Sweet, Brian Tillotson, Jon Wilder
Recorded at Studio West, San Diego, CA., Cedrick Courtois, Engineer

18. A Limited Fear

Music: Kevin Mackie, Oz Brown
Words: Chris Rutherford
Vocals: Chris Rutherford, Oz Brown, Kimberley D. Withowski, Dee Cee
Bass guitar: Billy Sherwood 
Acoustic Guitar: Kevin Mackie
Lead guitar: Trevor Sewell
Electric Rhythm guitar: Debora Magone
Keyboards: Oz Brown
Drums: Joe Cass 
Horns: Alex Otey
Brown Out Studios
Thanks to Dee Cee, JacQuline Piazza

19. I Know I Can

Performed by Quincy Jones and Siedah Garrett)
Written by: Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett
Surround Mix, Mastered, Produced by Rupam Sarmah
Published by: Hee Bee Dooinit Music/Absolutely Fabulous  Music Publishing Co.

Bonus Tracks

20. Never Thought It Would Be This Way 
Music and Lyrics: Carol Albert 
Arranged, Produced: Carol Albert 
Keys, Synths: Carol Albert 
Vocals: Don Most
Guitar: Chris Blackwell 
Bass: Sam Sims                   
Drums: Scott Meeder
Percussion: Rafael Pereira 
Saxophone: Sam Skelton
Mixing: Osie Brown, Ankur Pathak
Final Mixing and Mastering: Rupam Sarmah

21. Tourette's 

Music: Geoffrey Langley
Words: Arlynn Mackie
Production: Geoffrey Langley and Jeff Bishop
Mixing: Jeff Bishop
Spoken word: Laura Giknis
Guitars: Jeff Bishop
Keyboards: Geoffrey Langley
Bass: Wayne Henderson
Drums: Mike Moore

22. Overcome the Challenges 

Produced by: Guy Eckstine, Paul Pesco
Performed by: Dave Mason, Guy Eckstine, Paul Pesco
Lyrics by: Cindy Paulos
Music by Guy Eckstine (Guy Man Dude Tunes, ASCAP)
Narration by: Dave Mason
Drums, Keyboards, Bass Synthesizer, Vibraphone: Guy Eckstine
Guitar Keyboards: Paul Pesco
Recorded, Mixed and Engineered by Paul Pesco and Guy Eckstine
Recorded at Studio X, Venice, CA
Additional Recording and Mixed at Mad Mountain Sound Studios, Millbrook, NY
Final Mix and Mastered by Rupam Sarmah, Studio maZumba Media

23. Voices of the People

Written and Performed by Various Artists from around the World
feat. Julian Lennon, feat. May Pang, feat. Dave Mason
Music by Rupam Sarmah
Artists: Julian Lennon, Dave Mason, Alyssa Steinmetz, Von Kopfman, Swathi Haragopal, 
Rodney Arbona, RobertMurphy,Heather Caton, Dorothy Burlakowska, Eileen Grubba, Paul Marturano,Mia Kylie, Lori Citro, Liz Abbott, Lili Roquelin, Kathy Sanborn, Jill, Jillmarie Creedon, Jenifer Mahannah, Inka Auhagen, Greg Foley, Eileen Sherman, Deborah Jaffe, Colette O’Connor, Daniela Celella, Charlene Thellmann, Bill Caterini, Anne Leighton, Andrea Jennings, Adrian Esposit,May Pang, Sue Shilling, Cindy Paulos, Laurie Ziel

24. 50 Sun
Words written by Jacqueline Piazza
Music composed and performed by Pat Robinson
Spoken by Debbie Calton
Additional spoken word by Chase Piazza 
Recording Engineer Pat Robinson 

25. God Bless This Land - World Symphony

Music by Rupam Sarmah
Lead Vocal: Rupam Sarmah
Female Vocal: feat. Subhamita Banerjee
Words by: Alan Roy Scott, Rupam Sarmah 
Choir: Ruth Weber and Disciple Singers of the Methodist Church 
Studio West, San Diego, CA
Engineers: Dan Abernathy and Cedrick Courtois

Opera soloist: Mary Jaeb
Soloist on “God Bless this Land"  Emilia Lopez-Yañez
Choral arranger/conductor: Ruth Weber

Members of the Disciple Singers Choir

Sopranos
Kara Colling, Jennifer Hawkins, Cheryl Houston, Byung Kang, 
Jennifer Kennedy, Jennifer Manzke, Emily McCaslin

Altos
Betsy deBos, Linda Dollins, Kay Guy, Kaylin Hawkins, Elisabeth Lentulo,
Julie Lorson, Suzanne Parlett, Anne Rice, Wendy Sweet

Tenors
Dave Dollins, Tyler Hawkins, Bill Olzanicky, Bill Schwartz, Andy Sweet

Basses
Paul Lorson, Brian Tillotson, Jon Wilder, Michael Wilder

Symphony Voices
Kathy Sanborn, Elsie Sidy, Dee Cee, Chris Shepherd, Tom McCaffrey
Christina Gaudet, Osie Brown, Carol Albert, Paula Maya Niemeyer
Suzanne Grzanne, Jacqueline Piazza, Judy Pancoast, Dorie Pride
Brenda Best, Suzanne Marriotti, Bill Caterini, Nicki Kris, Diana Barash,
Valerie L. Giglio, Kimmy Aston-Yeager, Mia Moravis

Engineers for Chorus recordings

Tom McCaffrey, Meadery Records; Osie Brown, Brownout Studios;
Trammell Starks, Studio Magic; Lefty, Yellow House Records;
Dave Vartanian, DV Productions; Pat Robinson, Robinson Studios;
Mike West, West Sound

Mixing and Mastering Engineers: Brian Vibberts, Rupam Sarmah
Assistant Engineers: Ankur Pathak, Sanjay Hazarika
©℗ 2018 RJ Productions International
Partnered with UNESCO Center for Peace to promote Educational Opportunities for Youth.

Other featured Musicians:
Fiona Joy (Piano)
Anne Roos (Harp)
Pranjal Bora (Flute)
Sanjay Hazarika (Arrangement)
Brian Sargent (Guitar, Drums)
EJ Ouellette (Guitar, Piano)
Kevin Mackie (Guitar)

RECORDING ENGINEERS

MICHAEL HARDLEY, RUPAM SARMAH, OSIE BROWN, BRIAN SARGENT
CEDRICK COURTOIS, JON CRANFIELD, SIDDHESWAR BANERJEE
JONATHAN ABELARDO, DEBOJIT DUTTA, SANJAY HAZARIKA, ANKUR PATHAK

ADDITIONAL SONG MIX AND MASTERING ENGINEER: BRIAN VIBBERTS

SURROUND 5.1 MIX BY AMIT KR. DATTA, ANUP MUKHERJEE, RUPAM SARMAH

FINAL MIX AND MASTERED BY RUPAM SARMAH
Studio maZumba Media and Entertainment, India
Studio RJ Productions International, USA

MEDIA PARTNERS:

PRERONA Spastics Society, Monovikas Kendra, UNESCO Center for Peace, 
IN THE MIRROR MUSIC, SALAMI STUDIOS Hollywood, ABERRANT SOUND, The White
Feather Foundation, LBR Music, Forest Nation, Brown Out Studios, Barn Castle, 
Enable India, maZumba Media, RJ International, Music Room, J. H. Sanderson Roadhouse
Productions, Deborah Lindquist Eco Couture, Rakshak Foundation
© 2019 RJ Productions International, USA & maZumba Media and Entertainment, India.
All Rights Reserved.

FEATURED ARTISTS PROFILE:

Rupam Sarmah is an award-winning singer-songwriter, filmmaker, scientist, and social activist who has earned international recognition for his creative work toward Peace and Human Rights through media initiatives. Rupam is a Guinness World Records® holder and #1 Billboard Artist in world music chart. Some of his notable projects include Together in Peace, In Search of God, Omkara, A Musical Journey for World Peace, Action Moves People United, Art of Healing, Freedom from Biases. Rupam’s goal is to uplift consciousness in the world with creative work that delivers the message of Humanity, Peace, and Love through Music. Dr. Rupam Sarmah’s Artificial Intelligence research will give insights into human behaviors and possible early intervention in autism, mental health, and other diseases.

Quincy Jones is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and film producer. His career spans over 60 years in the entertainment industry with a record 80 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammys, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1992.

Siedah Garrett is an American singer and songwriter, who has written songs and performed for many recording artists in the music industry, such as Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Donna Summer, Madonna, Jennifer Hudson among others. Garrett has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Song and won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 50th Grammy Awards for co-writing “Love You I Do” (performed by Jennifer Hudson) for the 2006 musical film, Dreamgirls.

Kechi Okwuchi is a Nigerian-American singer and motivational speaker. She was one of the two survivors in the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crash on December 10, 2005 and a finalist at the twelfth season of America’s Got Talent in 2017.

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is one of India’s most innovative musicians. The inventor of the Mohan Veena, a nineteen string modified archtop guitar with three melody strings, four drone strings, and twelve sympathetic strings, Bhatt has created a sound that blends the western Hawaiian guitar with sitar, sarod and veena techniques. Bhatt is best known for his Grammy award-winning album A Meeting by the River with Ry Cooder. He is also known for other fusion and pan-cultural collaborations with Western artists such as Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck, and Jerry Douglas.

Julian Lennon is an English musician and photographer, son of The Beatles member John Lennon. He was the direct inspiration for three Beatles’ songs: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (1967), “Hey Jude” (1968), and “Good Night” (1968). Lennon founded The White Feather Foundation in 2009. Its mission “embraces environmental and humanitarian issues and in conjunction with partners from around the world.

Kevin Mackie is a Grammy-winning and twice Grammy Nominated Producer who is also a Songwriter and Musician. Since 1995, Kevin has been very active working with different charities, to help make this world a better place. Some of his notable projects are – All About Bullies – Big And Small (won a 54th Grammy Award),  Healthy Food For Thought Good Enough To Eat (53rd Grammy Nomination),  All About Following Your Dreams, Action Moves People United.