Krypton Radio Newswire
Brony Musicians Join Forces to Raise Funds For Ugandan Medical Services
Story updated May 12, 2012 – Official Music Video Released for Project.
Over 150 professional and amateur musicians alike from around the world who are fans of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic television show, have united to help raise funds to build a medical clinic in Uganda. Using their talents and creating music inspired by the wildly popular children’s show, the musicians are putting together an album named Seeds of Kindness which is being sold to raise the much needed money. Their rallying point is a character called Pinkie Pie, who in the show is an eternal optimist and always working tirelessly to bring smiles and friendship to all she meets. The song Smile (Come on Everypony Smile, Smile, Smile) sung by the character, is being recreated by the fans and sung in a We are the world style arrangement, made famous by the late Michael Jackson who along with other world famous musical talents, put together an album in 1985 to raise funds to benefit charities in Africa.
The Smile Song as it’s commonly known, was created by composer Daniel Ingram who was recently nominated for two Emmys for his work on the My Little Pony show, which has embraced Broadway style musical segments in many of its episodes. Seeds of Kindness features 41 tracks created by fans and is on sale now, with all proceeds going to the charity. To-date the impressive fan collaboration has raised well over $5,000 USD and is climbing as they seek to aid Mawanda John Bosco, the founder of Childneed Africa who is working to establish a self-sustaining medical clinic with a full time doctor and other aide workers who will be able to drive to more remote areas of Uganda to provide medical care.
Get more details and find out how to donate after the break:
Statement from Project’s Website:
BronyDanceParty is going to be releasing the music video this Friday, May 11 on his channel! He is also being interviewed on Brony Talk on Thursday, and will be previewing the completed video there! Brony Talk starts at 9:00PM EST on Thursday, May 10. For more information, check out this video!
If you’d like to see who’s singing when, click on “Soloist Lyrics” under “Important Links” to the right! You can also see everyone who contributed to the Massive Chorus, by clicking on “The Massive Chorus List”!
The video is still in production, but will not be released until we reach our initial goal of funding the clinic in Uganda! So, be sure to donate by purchasing Seeds of Kindness!
What is the Massive Smile! Project?
The Massive Smile! Project is a version of Pinkie’s Smile! Song done in the style of “We Are The World”, featuring some of the best brony musicians, with solos from Cyril the Wolf, Decibelle, F3nning, Forest Rain, Glaze, Jenny Nicholson, Kryptage, The Living Tombstone, Mic the Microphone, Osoth, and Spectracle, as well as instrumental contributions from Ashfire, Equestria Dude, and Poni1Kenobi. The project was created, and the track produced by Forest Rain.
The Massive Smile! Project has partnered with Bronies for Good, and will be released alongside their upcoming charity album “Seeds of Kindness”. All proceeds from the sale of the album are going to the non-profit organization Your Siblings, in order to help build, supply, and operate a clinic in Uganda, where there is less than one doctor per 12,000 people.
Original song from show: