TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - The Imagine Project is the latest release from the Grammy Award winning artist and musical innovator Herbie Hancock. The unprecedented international recording and video project features collaborations with over a dozen superstars including Anoushka Shankar, Seal, Pink, Dave Matthews, The Chieftains, and James Morrison. Utilizing the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility, the collaborations combine Hancock's genre-defying musical vision with the "local" identity of cultures from around the world.
Hancock explains, "Music transcends the barriers between people, it appeals to what we have in common...Globalization is here but we have to think more about the kind of globalization we want and not the one that's handed to us."
The EPK offers further insight into making of The Imagine Project. Follow Herbie as he documents the recording process and the inspiration he takes from the variety of locations he visits by clicking here: http://www.sonymasterworks.eu/herbiehancock/dpp/epk.html.
Herbie Hancock's Canadian tour dates start Friday June 25th at the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Friday June 25th - Ottawa Jazz Festival, Confederation Park
Saturday June 26th - Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, Nathan Phillip
Sunday June 27th - Montreal Jazz Festival, Place Des Arts
SOURCE Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
For further information: For further information: or to place the EPK please contact: Ainsley Gilkinson, Coordinator, National Media & Artist Relations, SONY Music Entertainment Canada Inc., 150 Ferrand Drive, Suite 300 Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3E5, Phone: 416.589.3046