About the Project
Some thought it impossible at the time. The Iron Curtain had barely been opened. And yet 25 legendary US songwriters and artists traveled to Moscow, Tallin, Estonia and St. Petersburg to create a Music Bridge with 25 of their Russian counterparts. The plan? Make music. The result? An album entitled “Music Speaks Louder Than Words,” released worldwide on Epic Records, accompanied by a documentary released in Europe by our partner Storyfilm.
“In the Soviet Union, it’s very important that people create their music and express themselves, whereas here sometimes, it’s not so important. And a lot of music becomes jaded and superficial. But in the Soviet Union now, at least in a lot of the artists and people we encountered, there a real fire there. They’ve tasted freedom. And they’re not going to let the door slam back in their faces.” - Desmond Child
Cyndi Lauper, Michael Bolton, Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Barry Mann, Mike Stoller, Franne Golde, Kelly Steinberg, Brenda Russell, Holly Knight, Gregory Abbott, Emmanuel, and Albert Hammond.
Featured performances by: Earth, Wind & Fire , Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Starship, Roberta Flack, Animotion, Anne Murray, Atlantic Starr, and The Cover Girls