The Voice Project, one of whose founders is Peter's daughter Anna, need your help in gaining a $50,000 grant that will help support their initiatives.
For over two decades war ravaged northern Uganda. It is Africa's longest running conflict and it has spread to South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. The women of northern Uganda - widows, rape survivors, and former abductees have been banding together in groups to support each other.
Taking their cue from these women The Voice Project began with one artist covering another to pass on the torch and message to others. They have created ongoing chains of songs and artists that use music to help raise awareness and drive donations to their website to support local initiatives and amplify peace, reconciliation and rehabilitation efforts. Above you can listen to Peter's contribution to The Voice Project and the incredible chain of communication started by the women of Uganda with his cover of "beautiful piece of writing" by Tom Waits.
Check out The Voice Project programs page to learn more about how they are making a difference on the ground.
Peter recently sat down with Johnnie Walker from BBC Radio 2 to talk about his 1986 landmark album, So. This special edition of Johnnie Walker's Longplayers will be broadcast on Radio 2 on the 2nd Oct at 10pm (BST).
Peter describes the creation of the songs, and how his approach differed from the earlier albums. He plays some of the early demo versions and tracks that didn't make it onto the final release, discusses his live work and highlights the freedom that the success of So gave him.
Listen to a snippet from the show via the player above.
Jennie Abrahamson and Linnea Olsson have stepped in as support act for the current 'So' Back To Front tour dates. It was a great blow to have Ane Brun, who was originally scheduled to perform, withdraw from the tour due to illness and we wish her well and a speedy recovery.
Jennie accompanied by 'cellist Linnea have delighted audiences at the opening of the shows and later as backing vocalists in Peter's set. Jennie performs Don't Give Up with Peter. Jennie lives in Stockholm, Sweden, but is originally from further up north, a tiny place called Sävar just outside of the coastal town of Umeå. A place known for breeding bands and artists in the line of "northern melancholy", Jennie only kept a slight tint of that moodiness in her richly coloured and playful pop tunes. Critics have called her a "younger, more accessible Kate Bush".