An empowering global anthem to inspire unity, oneness and hope.
Featuring 88 participants from 25 countries and territories, ’One Tree’ is another ‘World Collaboration’, created at a time when most friends around the world were confined to their home due to the global pandemic. Yet despite our physical separation, the hearts desire to unite, to come together in harmony, to work together, is clear.
My endless gratitude to all the friends around the world who made this project possible.
"Gather all people beneath the shadow of Thy bounty and cause them to unite in harmony, so that they may become as the rays of one sun, as the waves of one ocean, and as the fruit of one tree."
released June 13, 2020
Music composed and produced by Ali Youssefi
Mixed by Ivan Mihoci
Video produced by Ali Youssefi
Filmed by Ali Youssefi and Ian Massry
Cover art by Shadi Youssefi
Text from the Bahá’í writings
Musicians (in order of appearance):
Piano - Judy Hallberg
Bass - Ivan Mihoci
Native American flute - Mary-Beth Nickel
Violin - Nader Vahdat
2nd guitar - Stefan Mennemeier
Persian chant - Sonbol Taefi
Backing vocals - Shadi Youssefi
Alex, Emily, Asher and Elijah Sawka
Amelia, Juliet & Nabil Dadressan
Ana Maria Prados
Elizabeth & Gara Lopez
Juliana and Brianna Simoes-Dadgar
Lidia & Eva Remon
Lua & Faizi Parsa
Maike & Leyli Verhagen
Melody & Sophie Saadi
Monady, Afnan & Adib Ahmadzadeghan
Navid, Sana, Nala, Niya & Serena Rastegar
Samareh & Mona Sherafat