I am honored to be the Director of Local Programming for Hope Sings, a global community and digital platform for artists, charities, music fans and companies who believe in the power of music and story to change the world. We publicize the work of artists who write and record songs inspired by the true stories of lives that have been positively changed by charities and activism which focus on women and children.
Hope Sings has a global reach, most notably through “One Woman,” the anthem for UN Women – the first-even anthem for a United Nations agency. The song was co-written by Hope Sings Founder Beth Blatt and award winning composer Graham Lyle with Somalian singer-songwriter Fahan Hassan, and was recorded by 25+ renowned singers from around the world. The song has been performed by Broadway singers at the United Nations, the National Orchestra of Chile as part of the UN Women’s HeForShe Campaign, in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Jamaica, Honduras, South Africa, throughout North America, and is available in Chinese, Arabic and Japanese. Join the 1.2 million people who have watched the video here: http://song.unwomen.org.
Songs for a Cause, a project of Hope Sings, is a benefit concert series designed to raise awareness of critical social issues facing women and children while raising funds for local organizations working to address those issues. Shows feature established and emerging local artists who write and perform original songs inspired by success stories from those charities.
SOME REVIEWS OF OUR EVENTS
“The musical recital was beyond beautiful. I don’t remember when music so touched my life. I cried, laughed and had the chills. Your music was a great way to make us aware…a great way to make a difference. We can’t thank all of you enough for bringing awareness not only with a song but bringing people together to learn about our organization. It was very meaningful.”
(Working Woman Coordinator, Hour Children)
“I don’t know if words can express the emotion I felt hearing this song (you wrote for us, based on my life story). It literally brought tears streaming down my face as I could hear the emotion I felt through your voices. The whole night was amazing. It was such a beautiful way to show the work of Hour Children. Thank you!”
(Program Coordinator Hour Children)
“Thank you for Sunday! It was a wonderful event, bringing attention to Hour Children while offering terrific music to everyone present! And what a variety! Thank you.”
Musical Artist (Facilitator, Rehabilitation Through the Arts)
“Thank you so much for involving me in the event! It was an honor and a privilege to share the stage with such talent and for such a wonderful cause. You’re fabulous!”
(Songs for a Cause performer)
“It was a wonderful event led by 3 original artists (each with distinct voices & messages) who were terrific. I was happy to be there.., a late afternoon well spent for a worthy cause.”
(Songs for a Cause audience member)
“So very grateful!! I was sorry that I could not be there but there were rave reviews by all!”
(CNN Hero & Hour Children Founder)
The Organizations we’ve benefited:
Our first concert benefited the amazing work of Hour Children, whose mission is to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent and secure lives.
Our second concert for Girls Inc. Westchester was a huge success! We had a full house, great music, and the opportunity to let people know about the great work they’re doing. In addition to providing direct programs to girls, Girls Inc. Westchester provide resources for parents and educators; inform policymakers about girls’ issues; educate the media and the public about critical challenges facing girls; and teach the girls in our programs how to use their knowledge and strength to promote positive change for themselves and their communities.