FREE YOUR MIND: Telling the story of MoJo, a young dancer who shows up late to rehearsal, falls behind and struggles to learn the new choreography, the "Free Your Mind" video tracks her transformation as the girl shifts everything around her and moves what's inside her. "The dancer is a metaphor: Maybe you're like her... It's very high-energy," says Carolyn, "with vivid scenes of urban murals, loud graffiti, dancing tree leaves and above -- clear, blue sky." - Suzanne Skees, Huffington Post
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THE SCHOOL FUND AND THE #IAM CAMPAIGN
The #IAM Campaign -- a partnership between Grammy nominated recording artist Carolyn Malachi and The School Fund (http://theschoolfund.org) -- harnesses the power of social capital to fund the education of students in developing countries.
What makes this initiative so special is that, for every view of this "Free Your Mind" music video and download of the song via GooglePlay, one hour of class time will be donated to students in East Africa, courtesy of The School Fund's corporate sponsors. Our goal is to provide 10,000 class hours per month for six months.
Just by clicking "play" or "download", anyone with internet access can help a student to one day say, "I AM a doctor," "I AM an engineer..." The impact is real, the results are measurable, and the engagement is viral.
Chegg (http://chegg.com), our first sponsor, committed their support for 20,000 class hours. The list of companies excited to join this cause continues to grow. Learn more and get involved at theschoolfund.org/iam.
Major thanks to our co-conspirators at the @CarmelitaGroup (http://carmelitagroup.com/ ).
Filming, Direction and Editing:
Sun Chase Media
Taratibu Youth Association
The Atlas Performing Arts Center
Joe's Movement Emporium
Carolyn Malachi's Wardrobe:
Studio D'Maxsi Designs
Gil Perkins and the Words Liive Community filmed at the Atlas
Production / Engineering:
Silvio Delis, Marcus Marshall with Studio One by PreSonus
Recording Studio: Studio 202 in Washington, DC
Composition / Arrangement: Silvio Delis, Marcus Marshall,
Lyrics / Performance:
Bass: Tarus Mateen
Post Engineering: James McKinney at Infinite Icon in Washington, DC
Mixing: Scott Jacoby at Eusonia Studios in New York, NY
Artwork: "Beach Ball Fantasy" painting used courtesy of Synthia SAINT JAMES
VERY SPECIAL THANKS
The Carmelita Group
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center
Words Beats and Life