DFK 2015 WINNER
Get to know the man
behind the song!
Tell us when music became such an integral part of your life and what it means to you?
Music has been a integral part of who I am since day one. It flows through my body like the blood in my veins and emanates from everything I do. I firmly believe that music is a way in which we can all connect with ourselves, each other, and the world around us, by communicating, as well as documenting and expressing emotion in a way that words can’t.
Why do you feel you would be the best person to write and sing this year’s WorldWide Dance for Kindness anthem?
The world has seen so much darkness and confusion, but there is a small group of people out there (growing every day!) that know what it means to spread the light. With my selfless music which I use to inspire others, together we can make the change the world so desperately needs, by stretching out our hands to those that need and picking society up to a place of kindness and care for one another.
How do you think music can be used to make the world a better place?
Music is a universal language. It can be used to break through any barrier that separates one person from another. If the music we sing and dance to is a fire lit by kindness and compassion, then that is the message we will be spreading around the world.
What is your vision for this year’s DFK anthem?
“More Light” is a song about how every single person has unique talents and abilities that can be used to make the world a better place. We all have the ability to do acts of kindness, and each one makes a real impact on the world. Whether you sing to put a smile on someone’s face, help an elderly woman cross the street, provide love and care for children or adults with special needs, visit hospital patients, run charity marathons, or buy a homeless man ice cream, you are using your unique skills to bring “More Light” into the world.
Written by: Yaakov Feldstein
Put on a smile for those who don’t And change the world for those who won’t Today’s our day to share a dream The power lies in our belief
Let’s speak for all of those who can’t And rise for those who cannot stand Inside we all shine like the sun It’s time to let it out together as one
More light, more love Everything we’re made up of is light Hold on tight, through it all Pick the whole world up when you see it fall And shine more light
Let’s give our love to those in need and change the headlines that we read We all want peace, this is our chance Unite the world through song and dance
There is a space that you can fill Look deep within you’ll find the skill It’s better to fail than never try Follow your heart and you will glimmer and shine with…
You don’t need a cape to be a hero It’s more heroic to teach others to fly An act of kindness, no matter how small Creates a ripple that goes on and on …
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