Unless you've been living under a rock, a large rock, you saw the incredible video put together by Shelbie Rassler showing a virtual concert of her fellow Berklee students performing "What the World Needs Now." If you somehow missed it, go watch it now.
Well, Shelbie is at it again. She's created another video. This one's even more special. I could tell you all about it, but it's probably better to let her do the talking. He's what she had to say about the video...
Following the beautiful experience of creating the first video, I immediately knew that I wanted to make another one that could include as many people as possible who were itching for a creative outlet, while raising money for the people who need it most right now. I decided to write a song entitled “Rebuild” that speaks to our mission of rebuilding after such economic devastation.
While the idea for “Rebuild” was originally inspired by the Coronavirus pandemic and monetarily helping artists (from the YouTube ad revenue) rebuild after the severe financial blow of not working for months, I feel it is absolutely necessary to expand our support to the Black community, affirming what we all know to be true, that Black Lives Matter. I firmly believe that now more than ever, our world must rebuild from the ground up. There is much injustice and systemic racism embedded in our history and we now have the opportunity to rebuild a more just, inclusive and equitable world where every single human is given the chance to build themself up from the same foundation.
With that being said, I am excited to say that 100% of the ad revenue proceeds will be donated, half to “Americans for the Arts” and the other half to the NAACP. Therefore, the more views the YouTube video receives, the more money we are able to donate to these wonderful organizations!
I really hope you enjoy the video, featuring hundreds of artists of all ages from around the world!
I really hope you enjoy the video as well, and watch it again and again. Like I did. There's really no excuse not to since it's right here! Enjoy!
If you want to learn more about Shelbie, check out her Section 36 Music profile page. There you can find links to her full interview with Section 36 Music, her social media accounts, as well as more samples of her incredible music.
You can also hop directly to her interview right here on Section 36 Music. That will give you an opportunity to learn more about this amazing composer.
And be sure to watch "Rebuild" over and over!