Ali Stone, UASM’s graduate, produces anthem for new UN campaign

October 19, 2020

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Published in General News

The campaign was released during the week in which new figures from the World Health Organization revealed that mental health services around the world have been interrupted or stopped by COVID-19 in 93% of the countries surveyed.

Ali Stone, a graduate from Universidad de los Andes School of Management, and a versatile Colombian producer & composer, has been in charge of co-writing and producing the anthem of the campaign for mental health promoted by the UN.

The song "Move Together", part of #MoveForMentalHealth, is encouraged by United for Global Mental Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), within the United Nations system.

The anthem was featured on TikTok Sounds as part of their commitment to make World Mental Health Day, celebrated annually on October 10, the biggest and best yet. Likewise, the purpose of the campaign is to help start a broader conversation about the importance of investing in mental health. "Move Together" was released in the week that new figures from the World Health Organization revealed that mental health services around the world have been disrupted or halted by COVID-19 in 93% of surveyed countries.

Ali Stone is an inspiration to the School of Management’s community and to everyone. A young woman whom with her smile and her talent is working for one of the great problems of our time: mental health. She is a true leader for life and with her training and experience she is creating the positive change that she wants to see in the world at this challenging time”, adds Veneta Andonova, dean of Universidad de los Andes School of Management.

For the production Ali Stone included Colombian, African and Indian sounds, complementing the lyrics that have different languages, such as English, Spanish and Arabic. The song was written by Ali Stone from Colombia, Jennifer Lee Snowden from the United States, Korede Bello from Nigeria and Tamtam from Saudi Arabia, who also appear as vocalists on it. Other singers who are part of the performance are Sharlene from the Dominican Republic, Monica Dogra from India, Martin Trevy from Colombia and Alex Ritchie from the United States. "Move Together" was mixed by Mexican Daniel "Vago" Galindo and mastered by Filipina Jett Galindo. The video was edited by Carolina Rizzotto, originally from Brazil / Latvia.

We invite you to click here (link) to watch the video.

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