Collaborating with communities across the United States, Funk Not Fight is active in music festivals, community outreach, mental health counselling, and various youth programs in creating Funk Not Fight Safe Space Hubs, such as the one recently launched in Garfield Heights, OH, a suburb of Cleveland. The effort is intended to promote peace through the power of music, and to help participants enjoy the music, TASCAM announced that it has donated 60 pairs of its TH-06 headphones.
Noted bass guitarist/singer-songwriter/record producer Bootsy Collins, working with the Bootsy Collins Foundation and Skyboxx/Brothers On A Mission!, formed Funk Not Fight, and as part of this endeavor, Collins has teamed up with Syncr Music to create a Funk Not Fight compilation album. Numerous artists have joined the cause, including Markus Miller, Victor Wooten, Dave Stewart, Cindy Blackman, Dennis Chambers, Buckethead, Alissia Benveniste, Marlon McClain, and Baby Triggy.
Also involved in the Funk Not Fight effort is Music Will, which runs a large nonprofit music program in the U.S. public school system. Collins has attended programs and has spoken to students with Music Will in New York, and at a recent summit, he was the keynote speaker, kicking off the three-day event with 400 teachers around the U.S.
The Bootsy Collins Foundation has been giving the TH-06 headphones away to the various organizations they are involved with, such as the Music Will Summit in New York. According to Collins, “These headphones are excellent. They provide great audio quality, you can set the volume level exactly where you want it to for comfortable listening, and their terrific fit enables one to focus on the music without distractions. These headphones take you inside the music to get your maximum state of creativity indulged!”