ONE WORLD ONE VOICE is the most significant piece of work I've done in the field of music on film...at least it is to me. It features over 250 well known and unknown musicians from all over the world, and the fact that I was given the opportunity to make it still mystifies me.
Back in 1990 I was asked by the BBC to conceive a film featuring musicians from diverse cultures singing and playing together to illustrate global harmony and to act as a fitting finale to their environmentally themed ONE WORLD FORTNIGHT. This was to be a true example of World Music before the term was even coined. The Beeb's initial thought to mount a Live Aid style concert felt like a wasted opportunity to me and, as I'd had this vague notion of a 'chain tape' floating around my head for a while, I pitched it to the international TV powers that be fully expecting to be booted out the door, but they green lit it on the spot. I then had to figure out how to make it happen, and the fact that I actually did mystifies me even more.