We are proud to share this video, produced by Playing For Change in partnership with Turnaround Arts to share the message that the arts have the power to improve our schools and build more compassionate, connected communities.
Turnaround Arts infuses struggling schools with the arts as a strategy to bolster reform efforts and is a national program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The program is in 73 schools in 37 districts across 17 states and the District of Columbia.
“Love Train” features Turnaround Arts students performing alongside their Turnaround Artists including Alfre Woodard, Bernie Williams, Black Violin, Chad Smith, Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza, David Garibaldi, Elizabeth Banks, Frank Gehry, IZ Avila, Jackson Browne, Jacqueline Suskin, Jake Shimabukuro, Jason Mraz, John Cruz, John Lloyd Young, Keb’ Mo’, Larisa Martínez, Ledisi, Mic Jordan, Misty Copeland, Ozomatli, Paula Abdul, Paula Fuga, Speech, Taboo, Tim Robbins, Tracy Reese, Trombone Shorty, Valerie June, Yo-Yo Ma, and The O’Jays (who wrote the song).
Learn more about Turnaround Arts at http://turnaroundarts.kennedy-center.org
Written by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff
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