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Songs for 1,000 Days

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Fourteen artists have joined Bread for the World Institute and Women of Faith for the 1,000 Days Movement to educate communities and advocate for policy change in the United States to end hunger at home and abroad and give every child the chance to thrive. 

Featuring four original songs by La Muna, Tracy Howe, Heatherlyn, and Santiago Benavides, as well as a previously unreleased track from David Wilcox, this compilation contains songs about faith, hunger justice, and the call to action to support mothers and children in their first 1,000 days.

The 1,000 Days movement includes 40 different countries and promotes targeted action to improve nutrition for mothers and children in the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday—a time when better nutrition for mothers and children can have a life-changing impact on a child’s future and help break the cycle of poverty.

This CD is available through the Bread store.

Songs for 1,000 Days track list


Mamma Wing by Karla Adolphe


Hambre (Hunger) by La Muna


Sister’s Keeper by Tracy Howe


Feed the Body, Free the Soul by Heatherlyn


Sigan al Sancocho (Come to the Table) by Santiago Benavides


Make a Noise by Katie Herzig


Breathe In, Breathe Out by Carrie Newcomer  (featuring Amjad Ali Khan)


Traverse by Trace Bundy


Atheist by David Wilcox


Peace on Its Feet by Agents of Future


Till the End of Time by A Boy and His Kite


Remando en el Mismo Lugar (Rowing In Place)by Angélica Negrón


Home on Your Heart by Aaron Strumpel


I Will Be Here by Kristen Graves


This video for “Mamma Wing” by Karla Adolphe, was released on Mother’s Day.


Karla Adolphe is based in High River, Alberta, Canada, and has enjoyed playing over 600 shows in the past six years, both as a solo artist and with Jacob and Lily and with The Emporiums. Some highlights include the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Blue Skies Festival, Trout Forest Music Festival, BarrieFolk, and an official showcase at the 2007 NXNE festival.

Karla Adolphe, “Mamma Wing”
Words and music by Karla Adolphe (SOCAN)
© 2012 Karla Adolphe ? 2012 Smallgate Music
From Honeycomb Tombs,  Karla Adolphe

Natalia Serna, aka La Muna, weaves the stories of the people she knows (and often actual recordings of their voices) into her music, achieving musical tapestries and illuminating our deepest humanity. She has been based in Colombia, Chile, Argentina, New York City, and Chicago. Natalia is currently drawn to the United States-Mexico border where she has previously worked with No More Deaths. She is collecting recordings and stories to weave into a border-focused album to be recorded in 2014.

La Muna, “Hambre” (Hunger)
Words and music by Natalia Serna, excerpt of speech by Kofi Annan
© ? 2013 La Muna

Tracy Howe is based in Charlottesville, Va., and is currently writing for a new project to be recorded by the end of 2013. She has been artist-in-residence for New York Faith and Justice and founded Restoration Village Arts, a nonprofit that facilitates international artistic collaboration and
mobilizes artists as effective advocates for change. She has played over 1,000 concerts on university campuses and in prisons, churches, and living rooms throughout North, Central and South America.

Tracy Howe, “Sister's Keeper”
Words and music by Tracy Howe
© ? 2013 Tracy Howe (ASCAP)

Heatherlyn is a singer from Minneapolis, Minn., with a soul, roots, and rock vibe. Her voice resonates with people from many walks of life. Heatherlyn leads listeners on a refreshing journey of connection—from laughter to thoughtfulness about life and love—expressing how we each are conduits of peace and hope in our world.

Heatherlyn, “Feed the Body, Free the Soul”
Words and music by Heatherlyn
© ? 2013 Heatherlyn (ASCAP)

Santiago Benavides infuses his music with his love and passion for traditional Latin American rhythms and instruments. A capable musician and storyteller, Santiago writes songs that are beloved by communities throughout Latin America. In 2013, Santiago had his first tour to the United States and plans on returning regularly.

Santiago Benavides, “Sigan al Sancocho” (Come to the Table)
Words and music by Santiago Benavides
© ? 2013 Santiago Benavides

Since moving from Colorado to Nashville in 2006, Katie Herzighas become a fixture in Nashville's indie music scene. She has spent the last several years touring the United States as a headliner and sharing the stage with Brandi Carlile, The Fray, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michelson. Her latest collection of songs raises bigger questions about what’s going on in the world. “Like a lot of people, I've felt constantly overwhelmed by the state of the world, and finding myself asking how it will work out and how we can help solve things."

Katie Herzig, “Make a Noise”
Words and music by Katie Herzig and Cason Cooley
© 2011 Katie Herzig (ASCAP), Look I Have Publishing (ASCAP)
? 2011 Marion – Lorraine Records / Mercer Street
From The Waking Sleep,  Katie Herzig

Carrie Newcomer explores the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. Over the course of her career she has become a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice and interfaith dialogue. She has been described as "a soaring songstress" by Billboard, a "prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe and Rolling Stone has declared that Newcomer "asks all the right questions." Author Barbara Kingsolver wrote, "She's a poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend and lover, minister of the wide-eyed gospel of hope and grace."

Carrie Newcomer , “Breathe, In Breathe Out” (featuring Amjad Ali Khan)
Words and music by Carrie Newcomer
© 2011 Carrie Newcomer Music (BMI) Administered by BMG Chrysalis
From Everything is Everywhere,  Carrie Newcomer

Trace Bundy uses harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter to deliver an unforgettable musical experience. Trace regularly sells-out shows with standing ovations at venues across the USA and around the world, in 21 countries and counting.

Trace Bundy, “Traverse”
Written by Trace Bundy and Joseph Brenna
Trace Bundy appears courtesy of United Interests
© ? 2012 Trace Bundy (ASCAP) and Joseph Brenna (BMI), Administered by United Interests
From Elephant King,  Trace Bundy

Based in Asheville, N.C., David Wilcox is considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” with his songs covered by such artists as k.d. lang. Reflecting on well over 20 years of making records and touring around the world, Wilcox says, “Music still stretches out before me like the headlights of a car. It’s way beyond where I am, but it shows where I’m going. I used to think that my goal was to catch up, but now I’m grateful that the music is always going to be way out in front to inspire me.”

David Wilcox , “Atheist”
Written by Brian McLaren and Aaron Strumpel
© 2008 David Wilcox (ASCAP)

Agents of Future brings their music to life in community and honest mayhem. Their unparalleled musical experiments combined with their raw talent and passionate activism have made them icons of a new movement of Gospel music.

Agents of Future, “Peace On Its Feet”
Words and music by Todd and Angie Fadel
© ? 2009 Todd and Angie Fadel
From Sneek Peaks at Magic Moments,  Agent of Future

The artist behind A Boy and His Kite, Colorado-based David Wilton, has built his career through mixing and producing other artists at St. Ida’s, the recording studio he founded. But his own talent as a songwriter and performer could not be denied as he toured with Sleeping at Last and most recently Loud Harp. David is quickly emerging as a favorite artist in the greater Denver area, with a song recently placed in the last Twilight movie.

A Boy and His Kite, “Till the End of Time”
Words and music by David Cameron Wilton (SESAC)
© 2012 A Boy and His Kite
? 2012 Loud Harp Publishing
From A Boy and His Kite,  A Boy and His Kite

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Interested in creating intricate yet simple narratives that evoke intangible moments in time, Angélica writes music for accordions, toys, and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) and “mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music), while The New York Timesnoted her “capacity to surprise” and her “quirky approach to scoring.” She was recently selected by Q2 and NPR listeners as part of “The Mix: 100 Composers Under 40.”

Angélica Negrón, “Remando en el Mismo Lugar” (Rowing In Place)
Written and performed by Angélica Negrón (ASCAP)
© ? 2011 Good Child Music / El Gran Caleidoscopio
From Alejandro,  Arturo En El Barco

Aaron Strumpel has been pushing the boundaries of indie music with his last two releases, “Elephants” and “Birds,” which won him a loyal following. His jazz background and multi-instrumental mastery keep listeners engaged and satisfied. Based in Colorado, he tours full time playing house concerts and universities.

Aaron Strumpel, “Home on Your Heart”
Words and music by Aaron Strumpel
© ? 2011 Thirsty Dirt Records (ASCAP)
From Birds,  Aaron Strumpel

Kristen Graves is Connecticut's 15th State Troubadour. She has booked, promoted, and staged five national tours. She often works with well-known New York City producer, Chris Cubeta, and has shared the stage with such folk artists as Brenda Weiler, Eli, and Dan Bern.

Kristen Graves, “I Will Be Here”
Words and music by Kristen Graves
© ? 2012 Kristen Graves (SESAC)
From Slow Down,  Kristen Graves

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