The "Liz Barak's Project" is an international collaboration project meant to empower women in music worldwide.
"It's not about the producer... or even the artist or the musicians around him or her - It's about creating a circle of art that is bigger than everyone involved."
Liz Barak is a composer, songwriter, guitarist, music producer, audio engineer, and author. She lived and performed for years in London, Amsterdam, and Berlin. She has a Composition/Music Production bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston and a Contemporary Composition degree from the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. Her artistic goals are to tell stories through music and help reach a much-needed equality in the music business for women.
The "Liz Barak's Project" was created alongside the book "Ballad to the North Wind", written by Liz Barak. However very shortly after the project had begun it grew to something huge and as a result, received a life of its own. It is now a grand collaboration centre between amazing and talented female musicians around the world. The project's first album, "Ballad to the north wind", containing covers of songs mentioned in the book, but is only just the beginning.
Men too participate in the project, and they too are some of the best musicians out there, but the projects' main goal is women. And showing how amazing they can be.
Liz Barak is the music producer, arranger, and mixing engineer of the project.
The debut album of the project "Ballad to the North Wind" was done non-profit and was agreed upon between ALL participants to donate its' revenues to the fight in global warming.
Ballad to the North Wind
Ballad to the north wind is the story of Layla Nueman. An Israeli singer-songwriter guitarist who moved to London during the late 90's to pursue her dreams and escape her past. She meets at a festival a Scottish man, Erik, who is 20 years older than her and falls madly in love with him. 25 years later she walks into a restaurant in east London with her husband and daughter and runs into him there. It's a story about music, writing music, festivals, juggling, fire and regret.
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The recording of Eric Clapton's "Layla" includes 10 female guitarist recording from around the globe, and in addition, a female singer, bass player, drummer and keys player.
"Mindblowing" - Guitar World
2. Me & Bobby McGee
A delicate new gospel version of the Janis Joplin immortal classic featuring vocalist Zoey Dagan (Israel).
3. Feeling Good
A very sexy fresh new version of the Nina Simone classic with some amazing Jazz players playing from around the world featuring vocalist G'emma (Berlin, Germany).
4. Star of the County Down
A fresh female version of the Celtic classic.
Vocals and Guitar by Liz Barak, fiddle and flute by Fiona (Scotland) and Emma (Ireland).
The recording of Damien Rice's "Delicate" includes different female indie singer-songwriters from Israel, Germany and South Africa, and in addition, a female Violinist and Cellist.
6. Part of Your World
A dark, electronic version of the Disney Classic featuring
world-renowned Candian Mezzo-Sopran Wallis Giunta.
A haunting all-girl version of the Leonard Cohen masterpiece. Featuring Grammy Nominated Jazz singer Nicole Zuraitis (New York),
Cellist Maya Belsitzman (Tel Aviv) and Pianist Natalie Harnett (London).
8. Ballad to the North Wind
The one and only original song of the project.
Lyrics: Khalil Gibran
Music: Liz Barak
Mastering of all music: Robert Baum @ the Lab