Gun Violence Inspires Youth in Miami to Remake Hit Song ‘See You Again’

Music Video to Debut on March 2, 2017 at Pérez Art Museum Miami
3.2.17 (Miami, FL) – Students of the Guitars Over Guns program, in response to the tragic loss of Jakyri Fleurimar (age 15), are releasing a remake music video of Wiz Khalifa’s hit ‘See You Again’, March 2nd, 2017 at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

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.   

“The project was therapeutic and empowered the students to have a unified voice in what can otherwise feel like a helpless fight.” Chad Bernstein, CEO & Founder Guitars Over Guns

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

Who:      Community-at-large

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 Guitars Over Guns Organization (GOGO) believes that all young people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential through the transformative nature of music and the arts and the power of mentorship. GOGO delivers high impact arts-based youth development to at-risk youth as an alternative to the negative and harmful influences that typically dominate their environments. Since 2008, GOGO has increased the academic achievement and engagement for over 1,000 students.

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.

 

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