As the current political landscape of Libya becomes increasingly unstable, the basic needs of the people are lost in the headlines and political rhetoric. Desiring to help, an international group of artists have merged resources to create WHEN MORNING COMES: MUSIC FOR LIBYA, releasing today, April 5, 2011, exclusively through the website

All funds raised, after basic paypal and bandcamp fees, will go directly to The Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG), who is actively working in the effected areas.  HISG works in crisis areas worldwide, and are committed to serve innocent people caught in the crossfire of violence.

WHEN MORNING COMES hopes to raise enough monies to purchase 30 metric tons (66,000 lbs) of flour in Egypt and transport it over the border to supply local bakeries.  Impowering these bakers instead of simply handing out loaves of bread, HISC is allowing the local businesses to lead the way in this very turbulent time.  Confidence can be rebuilt in local communities while the looming food shortage crisis can be diverted.

HISG is able to boast that less than 10% of all funds raised through their organization goes to administration costs.
“It’s amazing that with a clear mission and cause, with technology and an open heart, we can make a difference,” states Gunnar Simonsen, Producer of WHEN MORNING COMES.   “This project went from concept to release in only 6 days.  All of these tracks are very eclectic, yet weave together nicely to tell a story.  As we watch heartbreaking news break out of this region, perhaps with this music, we can play a part in bringing a little hope to the people of Libya.”

This incredible line up shares 17 tracks of the music of talented artists from around the world, uniting to help this growing humanitarian crisis.

Artists include:
Victor Stranges – Melbourne, Australia
DC Cardwell – Melbourne, Australia
Enric Sifa – Rwanda via Portland, Oregon
Ben-David Gilman – Salem, Oregon
Parfait – Senegal via Portland, Oregon
Aria Anaforian – Portland, Oregon
SAMM – Portland, Oregon
John Fisher – Laguna Beach, California
Vera – Orlando, Florida
Tray Michaels – Portland, Oregon
Liana Stone – Salem, Oregon
Laura McGreevey – Vancouver, Washington
Isaac Sturtevant – Willamina, Oregon
Samuel Joseph Kim – Washington DC
Shane Simonsen – Kent, Washington
Mike Hohnholz – Bellingham Washington
Staci Frenes – San Francisco, California
Release date: April 5, 2011
Co-Producers: Gunnar Simonsen and Tim Gilman
Cost: $9.99
Twitter – @musicforlibya

About Humanitarian International Services Group:
Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization active in more than 80 nations around the world in both sustainable community development and disaster response initiatives.  HISG was founded in 2001 to serve the needs of the most vulnerable members of society.  Since then, HISG has mobilized tens of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid, partnered in hundreds of development initiatives, and worked with subject matter experts from 26 service areas to provide specialized relief to broken communities.

For More information on Humanitarian International Services Group or for progress updates on the campaign, please see


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