Gun Violence Inspires Youth in Miami to Remake Hit Song ‘See You Again’
Replacing verses of the original song with their own lyrics, GOGO students such as Xavier Gustave, cousin of Fleurimar, had the opportunity to express themselves in honor of Fleurimar’s memory and the many others lost to senseless gun violence. The song and video remake, which involved more than 80 Miami-Dade County Public School students, is a community call-to-action; a platform for those who can still speak up, want to be heard and want to make a difference.
This special screening, hosted by Local 10 Anchor Neki Mohan, will be the first public showing of this project, promising to engage the community in conversation surrounding solution-based actions. As part of the evening’s program, messages of encouragement will be delivered by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho (via video), WSVN 7 Reporter Ann Keil and Commander Francisco Fernandez of the City of Miami Police Department.
Students spent months writing, rehearsing and editing this project, which was recorded at Noisematch Recording Studio in Wynwood, and filmed at North Miami Middle School with a special appearance by members of the North Miami Police Department.
What: Guitars Over Guns screening of music video remake, ‘See You Again’
When: March 2nd, 2017 / 6pm – 8pm
Price: Admission is free as part of Free First Thursdays at PAMM
Where: Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
Why: To facilitate community awareness, engagement and conversation in hopes of
collective efforts to keep finding solutions and methods to end gun violence.
About Guitars Over Guns
The GOGO program is designed to engage youth through culturally relevant artistic mediums, using a hands-on approach to learn music, dance, and visual arts. Professional artists are paired with small groups of students for the school-year, using GOGO’s unique research-based curriculum to build strong mentoring relationships. Through this connection, mentors are able to help their students navigate and overcome the obstacles standing between them success.
For more information, please visit www.guitarsoverguns.org or follow @guitarsoverguns on social media.