Musicians didn't only perform, but shared their talent and heritage with fellow tour members; participate in more than 100 cultural presentations at educational institutions and community/ civic functions in each city; with their host families and friends; and with their own families at home upon their return. Proceeds will support local charities and causes. The concert tour featured compositions from Zade’s three recordings which include his latest CD, “Beautiful World” released May 2, inspired by his Middle Eastern heritage. His second CD, "Roads to You", was released in June of 2004 in the United States featuring Arabic and Latin influences performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. One of the cuts from the CD, titled “Kingdom of Peace,” was featured at the 2006 Winter Olympics as the Japanese Female Figure Skating Team competed to this song.
That song, and the “Roads To You” CD is the collective effort of more than one hundred musicians from different parts of the world, and was recorded in Miami, Beirut, Prague, and Los Angeles. “Roads to You”, remained on the Billboard Charts more than 20 weeks. His debut CD, self-titled Zade, was released in April 2003.The album was produced by multi-platinum producer Will Ackerman, and founder of Windham Hill Records, and featured a host of guest musicians from the Middle East and the United States including Charlie Bisharat on Violin (Yanni, Shadow Fax), Chris Chaney on Bass (Alanis Morrissette, Jane’s Addiction), Gabriel Gordon on Electric Guitar (Natalie Merchant), and Imane Houmsey on Kanoon (Fairouz, Julia Butros). The album remained on the Billboard Charts for 13 weeks.
The CD was supported with performances world wide, and an extensive “house tour” in the U.S. In October of 2004, Zade was awarded the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's Distinguished Achievements Award for his work that promotes global understanding through the arts. He has also received The Jordanian Ministry of Education Award for the Arts and The Arab-American Music, Art, and Literature (AMAL) Award. To continue cross-cultural understanding through the arts, Zade has launched a new foundation, "The Zade Foundation for International Peace and Understanding" aimed at helping young musicians share with the world a deeper understanding of their cultures by offering them a unique opportunity to expand their roles from musicians to proactive peace builders and future community leaders. Read more on Last.fm.
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