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Here is a refreshing concept. Non Profit Music is a record company based in Spain that donates all of its profits to humanitarian causes, primarily the international medical emergency relief organization Doctors Without Borders. The recording label’s motto is “Making Music, Saving Lives.” Now some of the best new age and world music recordings from this company have been compiled onto a sampler CD, eMotive, with the title also serving as a description of the music.

This compilation album and other Non Profit Music CDs appear on Suzanne Doucet's Los Angeles-based Only New Age Music label. The CDs can be purchased at quality record stores, book and gift shops throughout the U.S. and Europe; and online internationally at webstores such as newagemusic.com, cdbaby.com, amazon.com and many digital download locations including iTunes and emusic. Non Profit Music (nonprofitmusic.org) also has created the NPM Foundation, formed the NPM Chamber Orchestra, and sponsored benefit concerts.

The eMotive CD contains music from four Spanish musicians – Jorge Grundman (known in the music world simply as Grundman), David Caballero (who records under the name Gnomusy), Eduardo Laguillo and Joaquín Taboada. All four are primarily keyboardists, but utilize a wide variety of sounds and instrumentation. Grundman has already released a CD in the United States (We are the forthcoming past, take care of it) and it was followed by a Gnomusy CD (ethereality). Included on eMotive are two tunes from each of those albums as well as new never-before-released tracks from each of the four musicians (these compositions will eventually appear on the artists’ own solo CDs).

Jorge Grundman, the founder and driving force behind Non Profit Music, will only sign other artists to be released by his company if the musicians share his humanitarian concerns and if their music is “emotive.” Grundman says, “The music must share emotion in a direct way. We have two goals – to bring the world audience together as they share an appreciation of the music, and to use the profits that are generated to help people in need. Our music tries to always recognize that there is sadness and suffering in the world, while never forgetting that we also must have hope. We cannot feel comfortable with all the things that humankind does, but we need to find a way to correct our errors.”

Grundman has been involved with Doctors Without Borders (known internationally as Medecins Sans Frontieres) since 1995 when he first raised money for the organization by selling a CD (although it was not his own music) on a Spanish radio station. Soon he was selling his own recordings as digital downloads on the internet and donating those profits. This led to the formation of Non Profit Music in 2002 and a formal agreement of collaboration with Doctors Without Borders in 2005. The independent non-governmental medical aid agency has two stated objectives: “providing medical aid wherever needed (regardless of the race, religion, politics or sex of the victims) and raising awareness of the plight of the people we help.” For example, following last year’s tsunami in the Indian Ocean, Doctors Without Borders sent 150 volunteer doctors and more than 300-tons of medical supplies to the India and Indonesia area. DWB also has ongoing efforts in war-torn countries around the world as well as those devastated by AIDS or drought/famine.

The eMotive sampler contains three Grundman tunes including his new “The Girl With the Stolen Smile (Nanjing, 1937),” a tribute to the people massacred in China’s capital that year by the invading Japanese army (an estimated 300,000 soldiers and civilians were killed, many in mass executions, and 20,000 women were raped along with many other atrocities unrelated to war). Grundman’s next album will be dedicated to the world’s mostly-forgotten genocides. Also on eMotive is “Cliodhna” by Gnomusy, utilizing the sound of a Spanish guitar and inspired by the Celtic legend of the title fairy maiden who fell in love with a mortal man and ran away with him only to be swept back to her home by a magical wave. Gnomusy is also represented with the flute-and-piano-oriented “Dolmen Ridge” and the majestic dance-production sound of “Ballerina.” Eduardo Laguillo contributes two India-influenced tunes, “Raghupati Raghawa” and “Gurudeva Hamara,” featuring Eduardo singing in Sanskrit; but his other composition is the instrumental “El Jardin de Marta.” Joaquín Taboada starts with the rousing, victorious spirit of “Everyday Heroes” (the mood primarily created with the sounds of piano, trumpet and violin), but introduces his quieter side with “Evoking Something Near” and “Forgotten Moss” (the latter incorporating female wordless vocalizing).

Grundman began composing at the age of 14. He studied piano, music theory and choir at the Royal Advanced Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain. He is now a professor at the Polytechnical University of Madrid whe - CELESTOPIA TIMES (2007)


Grundman, Gnomusy, Joaquin Taboada & Eduardo Laguillo - eMotive
(Non Profit Music NPM 0705-2

This compilation is a charity fundraiser for the Doctors Without Borders
[internationally known as Medecins Sans Frontieres] emergency medical
relief charity, and contains a dozen tracks by the Spanish musicians
listed above who all record for the Spain-based Non Profit Music label.
In terms of musical style it is keyboard-led new age music with world
music elements, and it all sounds impressively good to these ears. For
example, the opening track by Eduardo Laguillo, Raghupati Raghava is a
gentle Indian-styled piece, while The Girl With The Stolen Smile
(Nanjing 1937) is a beautifully evocative piece by Jorge Grundman that
brings China vividly to life. All four artists have distinctly different
musical styles which compliment each other on this CD. And this
'sampler' is a very good showcase for their music and a wonderful way
for you to contribute much-needed funds to a medical charity working
across the third world.

For more information about this artist and album and availability visit:
www.nonprofitmusic.org or www.newagemusic.com

- The Borderland Company UK


eMotive
Non Profit Music
Making Music, Saving Lives
Listen to samples and buy at Amazon.com, Cdbaby.com/all/nonprofit, etc.
Dear Reader: Can you imagine music written about or reminiscing about tragedies that is interesting, uplifting, inspiring and draws you in so that you want to listen again and again? Fascinating concept, yes? In a sense, that is what Doctors Without Borders does. This is also what Grundman is pulling off with his Non Profit Music.
eMotive stands out from many “sampler albums.” The whole sampler is in the same New Age-type groove, is enjoyable to listen to and truly is “eMotive. When a “sampler” CD has its own kind of sparkle you know something’s up! What’s up here is really nice music presented freely for a heartfelt cause.
This is such a great concept, making music and saving lives, that you just hope it will grow legs and have a productive life of its own.
Non Profit Music is a record company based in Spain that donates all of its profits to humanitarian causes, primarily the international medical emergency relief organization, Doctors Without Borders. Now some of the best new age and world music recordings from this company have been compiled onto a sampler CD, eMotive.
The eMotive CD contains music from four Spanish musicians – Jorge Grundman (known in the music world simply as Grundman), David Caballero (who records under the name Gnomusy), Eduardo Laguillo and Joaquin Taboada. All four are primarily keyboardists, but utilize a wide variety of sounds and instrumentation.
The eMotive sampler contains three Grundman tunes.
Grundman, the founder and driving force behind Non Profit Music, will only sign other artists to be released by his company if the musicians share humanitarian concerns and if their music is “emotive.” Grundman says, “We have two goals – to bring the world audience together as they share an appreciation of the music and to use the profits that are generated to help people in need.
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“Our music tries to always recognize that there is sadness and suffering in the world, while never forgetting that we also must have hope. We cannot feel comfortable with all the things that humankind does, but we need to find a way to correct our errors.”
Talking about the Non Profit Music recordings and his creative selection process, Grundman said, “I try not to put restrictions on the music. It can be new or old, acoustic or electro-acoustic orchestral or synthesized, instrumental or vocal, as long as it touches listeners and makes them feel the need to know more about what is behind the music.”
The eMotive CD fits that requirement well!
Doctors Without Borders (DWB) is an independent non-governmental medical aid agency with two stated objectives: “Providing medical aid wherever needed (regardless of the race, religion, politics or sex of the victims) and raising awareness of the plight of the people we help”.
For example, following last year’s tsunami in the Indian Ocean, Doctors Without Borders sent 150 volunteer doctors and more than 300 tons of medical supplies to the India and Indonesia area. DWB also has ongoing efforts in war-torn countries around the world as well as those devastated by AIDS or drought/famine.
Give eMotive a listen.
You may be able to find the tracks of this CD available for free via the Internet. You can also make a donation via the website www.nonprofitmusic.org, “where music is joined to Solidarity.” Click on the Donations tab.
- Making Music Saving Lives


CD review: “eMotive: A Compilation Album” Featuring non-profit artists: Grundman, Gnomusy (David Caballero), Joaquin Taboada, and Eduardo Laguillo
“Making Music, Saving Lives”
Non Profit Music is a record company in Spain that donates all of its profits to Humanitarian causes, such as Doctors Without Borders.
The four Spanish musicians featured on this album are superb artists in their own right. Combined on this non-profit album, they are a delight to the ear.
My personal favorites are, ‘The Girl With the Stolen Smile’, ‘Everyday Heroes’, ‘Gurudeva Hamara’, & ‘Ballerina’.
Each song has a distinct world-music flair that just transports you to faraway places. And what better use for music than to be taken to other places?
eMotive can be purchased online through various venues, as www.amazon.com, www.cdbaby.com, as well as uploaded through iTunes, etc.
I know you will all totally love this album and also be blessed in the fact that your purchase is making a difference in the world by donating to this excellent cause.
Happy Listening!
-- Rev. Dr. Sandra Gaskin
- Spirit Works REVIEWS July 2007


eMOTIVE/various: Some world/new age for a good cause. A non-profit label
that gives its profits to Doctors Without Borders, this set features four
keyboard aces from the Spanish label that have been making in-roads
stateside. Mixing released and unreleased tracks, those looking to do well
by doing good can enjoy some stuff they certainly might have missed and lend
a hand to those who need it. Essentially keyboard-based new age, there's a
little something here for everyone who enjoys that genre and style.

705 (Non Profit Music)
- MIDWEST RECORD CAP


www.awarenessmag.com
November/December 2004

Grundman: We are the Forthcoming Past, Take Care of it
NonProfit Music/Only New Age Music
www.newagemusic.com

There are dozens of reasons to love “We are the Forthcoming Past, Take Care of It” by Grundman.
One reason is that all profits from the sale of this CD will be donated to Doctors without Borders, a non-profit organization specializing in medical aid and relief to underprivileged persons.

Another reason is that Grundman has authorized reproduction of this disc provided that the copier promotes funding for Doctors without Borders and makes no personal financial gain or profit from the copies.

The most important reason to love this CD is, however, the music! Grundman is a sensitive composer and an awesome multi-instrumentalist. He has created, constructed and performed 13 beautiful pieces that encompass everything beautiful and brilliant in new age music.

He combines deep electronic drones with gentle acoustic melodies and natural atmospheres. He surrounds it all with neo-classical elements and subtle rhythms. The overall effects are bittersweet and melancholy imagery and deeply personal emotional and spiritual responses. This ideal meditative soundscape has no flaws.

Succinctly, this is a great CD from a great man with a great purpose and a greater vision for the greater good of humanity. It will appeal to many listeners and delight on many levels.
- Awareness Magazine


Review by Alex Henderson

When an album is released in order to raise money for a charitable cause, many critics -- even some of the tougher, more hard-nosed ones -- can become overly generous. They fear -- perhaps consciously, perhaps subconsciously -- that if they say something negative about a CD that is raising money for a worthy cause like AIDS research, abortion rights, disaster relief, or feeding homeless children in developing countries, they will end up looking like the bad guy. In that type of scenario, two-star material can end up receiving four-star reviews. But however worthy the cause, inferior music is still inferior music. Thankfully, this 2005 release by Spanish composer/producer David Caballero, aka Gnomusy, is a charitable CD that has artistic value and doesn't slack off creatively. The Madrid resident recorded Ethereality in order to raise money for the organization Doctors Without Borders -- and instead of providing forgettable music for a worthwhile cause, he provides memorable music for a worthwhile cause. A new age disc that is peaceful and good-natured but not mindless or unsubstantial, Ethereality has been greatly influenced by both world music and the European classical tradition. Celtic music is a definite influence, as is South American music -- specifically, the Andean sounds of Peru and Bolivia. But despite those South American influences, this CD ultimately has a very West European quality. Ethereality often makes you feel like you're sitting in a café in Milan or Vienna watching the world go by -- perhaps some South American visitors are sitting at the next table, but the café is still somewhere in Western Europe. And, of course, the Euro-classical composers who have influenced Caballero and similar new age artists came from countries like Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and Austria. New age enthusiasts needn't worry about finding inferior material on this appealing CD; Ethereality is one charitable disc that is deserving of any favorable reviews it receives.
- All Music Guide


Discography

eMotive
We are the Forthcoming past take care of it (Grundman)
Ethereality (Gnomusy)
Introspective (Joaquin Taboada)
Ya Wadud (Eduardo Laguillo)

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MAKING MUSIC - SAVING LIVES

Here is a refreshing concept. Non Profit Music is a record company based in Spain that donates all of its profits to humanitarian causes, primarily the international medical emergency relief organization Doctors Without Borders. The recording label’s motto is “Making Music, Saving Lives.” Now some of the best new age and world music recordings from this company have been selected for a compilation CD, eMotive, with the title also serving as a description of the music.

This compilation album and other Non Profit Music CDs appear on Suzanne Doucet's Los Angeles-based Only New Age Music label. The CDs can be purchased at quality record stores, book and gift shops throughout the U.S. and Europe; and online internationally at webstores such as newagemusic.com, cdbaby.com, amazon.com and many digital download locations including iTunes and emusic. Non Profit Music (nonprofitmusic.org) also has created the NPM Foundation, formed the NPM Chamber Orchestra, and sponsored benefit concerts.

The eMotive CD contains music from four Spanish musicians – Jorge Grundman (known in the music world simply as Grundman), David Caballero (who records under the name Gnomusy), Eduardo Laguillo and Joaquín Taboada. All four are primarily keyboardists, but utilize a wide variety of sounds and instrumentation. Grundman has already released a CD in the United States (We are the forthcoming past, take care of it) and it was followed by a Gnomusy CD (ethereality). Included on eMotive are two tunes from each of those albums as well as new never-before-released tracks from each of the four musicians (these compositions will eventually appear on the artists’ own solo CDs).

Jorge Grundman, the founder and driving force behind Non Profit Music, will only sign other artists to be released by his company if the musicians share his humanitarian concerns and if their music is “emotive.” Grundman says, “The music must share emotion in a direct way. We have two goals – to bring the world audience together as they share an appreciation of the music, and to use the profits that are generated to help people in need. Our music tries to always recognize that there is sadness and suffering in the world, while never forgetting that we also must have hope. We cannot feel comfortable with all the things that humankind does, but we need to find a way to correct our errors.”

Grundman has been involved with Doctors Without Borders (known internationally as Medecins Sans Frontieres) since 1995 when he first raised money for the organization by selling a CD (although it was not his own music) on a Spanish radio station. Soon he was selling his own recordings as digital downloads on the internet and donating those profits. This led to the formation of Non Profit Music in 2002 and a formal agreement of collaboration with Doctors Without Borders in 2005. The independent non-governmental medical aid agency has two stated objectives: “providing medical aid wherever needed (regardless of the race, religion, politics or sex of the victims) and raising awareness of the plight of the people we help.” For example, following last year’s tsunami in the Indian Ocean, Doctors Without Borders sent 150 volunteer doctors and more than 300-tons of medical supplies to the India and Indonesia area. DWB also has ongoing efforts in war-torn countries around the world as well as those devastated by AIDS or drought/famine.

The eMotive sampler contains three Grundman tunes including his new “The Girl With the Stolen Smile (Nanjing, 1937),” a tribute to the people massacred in China’s capital that year by the invading Japanese army (an estimated 300,000 soldiers and civilians were killed, many in mass executions, and 20,000 women were raped along with many other atrocities unrelated to war). Grundman’s next album will be dedicated to the world’s mostly-forgotten genocides. Also on eMotive is “Cliodhna” by Gnomusy, utilizing the sound of a Spanish guitar and inspired by the Celtic legend of the title fairy maiden who fell in love with a mortal man and ran away with him only to be swept back to her home by a magical wave. Gnomusy is also represented with the flute-and-piano-oriented “Dolmen Ridge” and the majestic dance-production sound of “Ballerina.” Eduardo Laguillo contributes two India-influenced tunes, “Raghupati Raghawa” and “Gurudeva Hamara,” featuring Eduardo singing in Sanskrit; but his other composition is the instrumental “El Jardin de Marta.” Joaquín Taboada starts with the rousing, victorious spirit of “Everyday Heroes” (the mood primarily created with the sounds of piano, trumpet and violin), but introduces his quieter side with “Evoking Something Near” and “Forgotten Moss” (the latter incorporating female wordless vocalizing).

Grundman began composing at the age of 14. He studied piano, music theory and choir at the Royal Advanced Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain. He is now a professor at the Poly