Our Goal:

To use the power of music and storytelling to
generate educational funds for those in need.

A Real PURPOSE organizes international music collaborations between traveling artists from the United States and local musicians in host countries.

About A Real PURPOSEPhoto: Pineapple Basic School- Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Created in 2010, A Real PURPOSE is the vision of Joe Baker, an audio recording and video enthusiast, life long music lover, and world traveler. Joe combines his passions to feed his desire to offer educational opportunity around the world. Through more than a decade of working with American musicians and associated artists on recording projects with his San Francisco based Bay Recorders Organization, Joe has established strong relationships with many talented artists, leading to the foundation of A Real PURPOSE.

Our History:

20 years in 10 minutes.

Please join us as we reflect on 20 years of live recordings and music collaboration projects supporting education. See how we came from the early days of Bay Recorders (founded 2001), what we did with our current organization A Real PURPOSE (founded 2010), and where we are going next.

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