The Amy Winehouse Foundation (US) adds Honoree
Grammy Nominated Producer SaLaAM ReMI
to Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards & Gala
(July 19, 2012, NYC): The Amy Winehouse Foundation (US) announced today that the multi Grammy nominated producer and songwriter SaLaAm ReMI will be among this year’s recipients of the Amy Winehouse Foundation Inspiration Awards for his work in helping to inspire greatness in others.
ReMI who worked with Ms. Winehouse on her albums Frank and Back to Black as well as producing the posthumously released Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures will be honored alongside the legendary Tony Bennett at the Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards and Gala on October 11, 2012 at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. Mr. Bennett was formally announced earlier this summer (http://tmapr.com/?p=1233 ).
“SaLaAM ReMI,” says Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse, “is an extraordinarily talented individual who not only inspired greatness in Amy, but whose artistry has contributed significantly to music culture. His illustrious career that includes significant philanthropic work has significantly impacted or developed the careers of other genre defining artists. Amy loved his passion and respected his genius and thought of SaLaAM as family. It is only fitting that he is among this year’s Honorees.”
The red carpeted, black- tie cocktail and dinner event will feature soon to be announced star studded musical guest performances and will be the first of what Mitch Winehouse and Janis Winehouse, Amy’s father and mother, plan to be an ongoing annual event to raise awareness and resources for the Amy Winehouse Foundation in the US.
Launched in NYC on April 11, 2012, the mission of the Amy Winehouse Foundation -US is to support and empower children in need through music therapy and music education. All monies raised in the US will go to US programs.
One of the US Foundation’s first missions is to assist the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), in supporting after school music programs for children in those districts still struggling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Mitch Winehouse recently visited the 9th Ward in New Orleans and presented a $10,000 check to NOJO on behalf of the US Foundation.
The Foundation was formally established in the UK in 2011 by Amy’s family in honor of her memory and in keeping with her passion of wanting to help children in need. To date the UK Foundation allocated over £375,000 to various organizations.
For more information about the AWF (US) please visit www.amywinehousefoundation.org
AWF-US/ Mitch Winehouse Media contact: Tracey Miller, TMA, Inc., 609-383-2323, ext.11 or firstname.lastname@example.org