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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Introducing "The Flower That Shattered The Stone"






















This is a beautiful new book done by my friend Tasha Isolani.
It's a songbook with a CD that was created to benefit the Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF).
All profit will be given directly to CCF, a non profit organization.
Click on the link for more information and to order your copy.
www.theflowerthatshatteredthestone.org/

Here's some history behind The Flower That Shattered The Stone
by Tasha Isolani

Olivia Newton John asked Joe Henry to write a song for her lullaby CD while she was pregnant, so Joe Henry wrote “The Flower That Shattered The Stone”.  John Jarvis, a highly acclaimed song writer, wrote the music for these lyrics.  John Denver, Joe Henry’s very close friend, dreamed of uniting the world with this song, before he died.  When Waylon Jennings died, Steve Wariner sang “The Flower That Shattered The Stone” at the Grand Ole Opry in his honor.   Steve Wariner recorded the song several years before, and since that first recording, he finished all his concerts with the song, “The Flower That Shattered The Stone”.

My friend Mary Jo Braun visited CCF  (Cambodian Children’s Fund:
http://cambodianchildrensfund.org/) in Cambodia and introduced me to the organization.  I was extremely impressed and inspired.  My daughter’s teacher, Mahealani Bearnes taught her 1-3rd grade Montessori class the song “The Flower That Shattered The Stone”, and had our children perform it for a Mother’s Day tea.  It was a powerful moment; one I’ll never forget.  The song stayed with me and touched me profoundly.  While on a run one day an idea popped into my mind: how about a children’s songbook to benefit the kids in Cambodia? 

When Joe Henry heard that I wanted to use his and John Jarvis’ song to benefit kids in need, his answer was an immediate “yes”.  He told me that he only hopes that more of us gather to improve the lives of others.  There are so many organizations to help, and so much that each one of us can do.  I have many ideas, and would love to continue to create songbooks to benefit other charities.  If you would like to collaborate, please contact me at tashamagoo@gmail.com
  Thank you,   Tasha Isolani

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