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Watch BHUTAN – THE KIND KINGDOM movie trailers… below.

Standing room only on Salt Spring Island, at the June 13th preview celebrating the completion of, BHUTAN – The Kind Kingdom. Our modest documentary captured people’s imagination. By popular demand, we added a 2nd screening on July 4th – once again a full house. In Victoria Oct. 3rd, at the Robert Bateman Centre, we had another sold out show. Warm receptions and positive reviews give reason for optimism as we circle in on film festivals and distribution. 

To inquire about distribution and future public screenings of the film, please message us via “Contact” form. A private online screener is available upon request, for marketing, news media and film festivals. 

To help the Cranes worldwide visit, International Crane Foundation at: http://www.savingcranes.org

To aid conservation in Bhutan visit, Royal Society for the Protection of Nature at: http://www.rspnbhutan.org

See Salt Spring Island screening details at: https://saltspring.bc.libraries.coop/event/bhutan-the-kind-kingdom/?instance_id=104296

See Robert Bateman Centre screening details at:  https://batemancentre.org/events/bhutan-the-kind-kingdom/

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SYNOPSIS: The high flying “heavenly bird” of the Himalayas, the Black Necked Crane, is the muse for BHUTAN – The Kind Kingdom, a film that plays like a love song for Bhutan. The 55 minute documentary gives voice to the tiny kingdom’s endangered Cranes and explores the vibrant cultural traditions and enlightened conservation initiatives of this enchanting Buddhist nation. Discover the heart and mind of a land the world has called, “The Last Shangri-La.”

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Prince’s musical journey – words of wisdom and how he became a musician.

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Peter Prince – Aqua Q&A

 

 

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Peter Prince performs at the Salt Spring Music & Garlic Festival – Saturday, Aug. 6 – 7:30 PM on the Arvid Stage.

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An evening of new and vintage tunes, backed-up by musical friends Greg Duckett – Fiddle, Micheal Aronoff – Mandolin/Mandola and Sivalla – Backup Vocals.

Peter Prince performs solo. Recorded live off the floor. The Be Excellent song is from Peter’s ISLAND WAY album. It sends out a positive message as it celebrates family love the Island Way, and is dedicated to West, his second grand-child. Peter makes his home on the isle of Salt Spring in the “Salish Sea,” a place where spirited citizens “answer the bell” by championing social and environmental causes with great gusto, both politically and musically.

Greg Pauker provided sound engineering and mixing, as well as Sony EX cameras and lighting. The three camera video production was staged at his Sculptor Studio, on Salt Spring Island. Greg captured Peter’s vocal warmth, and the natural tonal essence of his Martin D18 acoustic guitar and harmonica shine through. 

The outdoor video footage of Peter playing harmonica was self-shot with a GH3 Lumix camera, on a late November day by the sea at Burgoyne Bay Park, under the boughs of an ancient Garry Oak tree.

Be Excellent is track #8 on his new ISLAND WAY album.

Video post-production was done in FCP X at Twin Dolphin Studio.

Peter Prince: producer, director and editor.

BE EXCELLENT (Lyrics & Music Peter Prince © 2014)

She’s my woman and I’m her man
I’m the one she depends upon
She’s the one swimming in the sun
With our little one
Little West is easy to please
Bouncing on his grandpa’s knee
Alongshore in the Salish Sea
Carved our names in a Cedar Tree

CHORUS:
Love here Love now ~ Sun come up and sun go down
Love here Love now ~ Sun come up and sun go down
Be excellent to each other ~ Be excellent to each other 

Rock the cradle answer the bell
World leaders got lies to sell
It’s a crazy game we’re born to play
Let me kiss your tears away
CHORUS:

 

Peter Prince performs solo with his Martin D18 guitar and harmonicaRecorded live off the floor with video cameras rolling. The music video is touching in its simplicity, and nicely compliments a song that was written for his first grand-child, Coco Sofia. 

Greg Pauker provided sound engineering and mixing, as well as Sony EX cameras and lighting. Three camera video production was staged and recorded live at Sculptor Studio, Salt Spring Island. Greg captured the spirit of the song: Peter’s vocal warmth and the natural tonal essence of his acoustic guitar and harmonica shine through. 

The outdoor video footage of Peter playing harmonica was self-shot with a GH3 Lumix camera, on an Autumn day under the Fir and Garry Oak trees in his backyard at Burgoyne Bay.

Life is Change is the second song on his ISLAND WAY album.

Video post-production was done in FCP X at Twin Dolphin Studio.

Peter Prince: producer, director and editor.

In an evening of island inspired acoustic roots music destined to move body and soul, Salt Spring singer/songwriter Peter Prince will join forces with master Dobro guitarist, Doug Cox, to celebrate the release of Peter’s sixth album, Island Way.

The show takes place on Sunday, September 28th, 7:30 PM, at All Saints By The Sea, in Ganges, Salt Spring Island.

Island Way’s acoustic guitar-led music captures the spirit of coastal BC in melody and poetic imagery, as Peter’s resonant voice and artfully wrought lyrics explore themes of heartache, hope and humanity. The title cut, featuring Doug Cox on Dobro, pokes fun at BC Ferries and assorted island misadventures as it rides the salty waves of life.

Doug has just returned home from shows and guitar workshops in Alaska, Slovenia, Denver and Nashville. As the Director of the Vancouver Island MusicFest during the past 20 years, he’s been an enthusiastic producer and promoter of traditional and cutting edge artists. Local Folk/Roots fans may recall him playing with Betty Sue the last time they saw him perform here.

Peter and Doug’s first musical collaborations date back to the mid 80’s in Victoria when they co-produced a song titled, It Takes A Long Time to Become Young. The recording featured two highly acclaimed musicians, Mike Marshall on mandolin and Michael Manring on electric fretless bass. The tune was cast in vinyl on Coastal Focus, an album that included songs from Canadian Folk artists such as Valdy, Bob Carpenter, Joe Mock, Jenny Allen, Diamond Joe White, Julio Cabrera and others.

In 2012, Doug invited Peter to perform at the Vancouver Island MusicFest. After many years exploring diverse music and media projects in their respective island communities the two artists hatched a plan to work together again, but this time with a modern hi-tech twist. While Become Young was cut from two inch analog tape circa 1986 in Victoria’s Keye recording studio, the 2014 creative process involved digital audio streamed from island to island. Once Peter recorded vocals and guitar at his Salt Spring farmhouse (Twin Dolphin Studio), he sent the audio file via internet to Doug in Courtenay. When inspiration struck he recorded the Dobro part in his own studio, affectionately named, The Closet. Over the internet he then sent his tracks back to Peter for mixing.

Peter and Doug will combine their artistry live for the first time at the Salt Spring concert. In addition to performing songs from Island Way, Peter is excited to share some newly written tunes on the All Saints grand piano.

“I’m thrilled to have Doug join me,” says Prince. “He’s a top Dobro player and accompanist. From Indian Ragas to Delta Blues, you can throw any style his way and he’ll create something magical. This works well with my brand of Folk, cause I tend to bend genres and blend global influences.”

A portion of the Island Way CD launch concert will also include percussionist Jose Sanchez, and bass man Bob Delion. Sound sculpting will be provided by Donn Tarris. Catering courtesy of  Mystic Munchies and the All Saints crew.

All Saints doors open at 7:00 PM. Come early for best seats. Tickets are available at Salt Spring Books, Peter’s booth at the Saturday Market and online at www.peterprince.com.

Playing music from his new ISLAND WAY CD. With musical friends: Henry Boudin, Bruce Everett & other special guests. In the gazebo/bandshell from 11 AM to 3 PM. Saturday August 30th, during the fabulous Saturday Market. Come one come all!

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ISLAND WAY is PETER PRINCE’S new recordAcoustic guitar-led, Folk/Roots rhythms, that take the listener on a breezy musical ride. West-coast Canadiana that strums the heartstrings – inspired by love, travel, family and eclectic fellow islanders. A crew of excellent island artists add their mojo to the mix: Tara MacLean (backup vocals), Ian Van Wyck (double bass), Doug Cox (dobro guitar), Zavallennahh Huscroft (fiddola), Laurent Boucher and Lorne Burns (drums), Henry Boudin (saxophone), Brent Shindell (guitar), and David Storm (piano). Photographer, Amy Melious, is the eye behind the images on his new website and album art. CDs are available via mail order, and digital downloads are at iTunes, Amazon and RouteNote. Click on ALBUMS, to experience Island Way now!

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I’m hard at work on my next album with a scheduled release date of February 2014.

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