Gandhi’s Be Magazine is pleased to add Peace Pianist Davide Martello as one of our featured Artists For Peace. We had the opportunity to meet Davide in Europe this summer as he met with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi and shared about his work playing for peace and easing tensions in Istanbul and Paris.
Emcee and community activist Jasiri X is one of the rising stars in Pittsburgh’s burgeoning hip-hop scene. Following in the footsteps of Steel City natives Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa, Jasiri is the latest Pittsburgh rapper to achieve national attention. Jasiri brings a socially conscious message to his music, delivering hard-hitting edutainment in the tradition of hip-hop greats from Public Enemy to dead prez.
After garnering significant attention last year for his tribute track “Trayvon” and being featured on outlets as diverse as AllHipHop and The Huffington Post, Jasiri kicks off 2013 with his latest album, Ascension. Produced entirely by Rel!g!on, Ascension hits iTunes and all other digital retailers on March 26th, 2013 through Wandering Worx Music and will distributed by Green Streets/Nature Sounds. The album features artists Brother Ali and Rhymefest of Kanye West’s Good Music.
Jon Coffelt is a Gandhi’s Be Magazine “Artist For Peace” and internationally-acclaimed artist living and working in NYC.
Described as a highly acclaimed artist, activist, curator, and former gallery owner living in New York, this hardly describes the dynamic character and passion that fuel Jon Coffelt’s art and activism and how those intertwine into a powerful force for arts and social issues.
Jon is currently known for his “Cosmos” series, “Circuitry” series, and the fabric art series known as “Miniatures” or memory clothing. He is also co-creator of the “One World Wallet” initiative creating duct tape wallets that remind collectors of the power of the wallet and giving back—part of the proceeds from One World Wallet go to Amnesty International, and most recently the Gandhi Global Center For Peace.
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Kristin Hoffmann is a Gandhi’s Be Magazine “Artist For Peace” and internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter living and working in NYC.
Starting at the age of 4, ethereal renaissance songstress, and Juilliard trained multi-instrumentalist, Kristin Hoffmann began building a prolific career in music. She studied opera with acclaimed teachers Lorraine Nubar and Zehava Gal and composition with Rob Mathes and Behzad Ranjbaran. With a strong sense of artistic altruism, she is most passionate about projects that explore music’s healing power and allow listeners to tap into their higher potentials.
Having studied with French Sound Healing pioneer Fabian Maman, Hoffmann not only made music to accompany acupuncture sessions but also composed 170 songs for health-challenged children as a writer/producer at non-profit organization Songs of Love. A spokesperson for ocean conservation, she has performed her Song for the Ocean at environmental awareness conventions and concerts around the world, including TEDxSF, Bioneers, Hermanus Whale Festival (South Africa) and with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Song for the Ocean was recently performed at The Sydney Opera House in August 2016. In 2011 she became the singer for Bella Gaia, a multimedia immersive theater experience created in conjunction with NASA. In October 2015, Kristin began a new monthly musical blog with Gandhi’s BE Magazine, called “BE~Cause: Music with a Message,” and has been creating a new song every month focused around important worldly issues and themes.
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