Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ASTEPsings Around the World

For the last 18 months Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP) has been gathering footage of students and professional musicians from around the world to collaborate on "Where You Lead", an International Music Video featuring Carole King's legendary song. Filming took place in New York City with professional musicians and students from ASTEP's programs with The International Rescue Committee; Deep South Dade Florida with students from enFAMILIA; Quito, Ecuador with students from CRISFE/Project CREO; Bangalore, India with students from The Shanti Bhavan Children's Project; and Pune, India with students from Teach For India.

Featuring Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, “The West Wing”), Danielle Brooks and Samira Wiley (Netflix's “Orange Is the New Black”), Jonathan Groff and Frankie Alvarez (HBO's “Looking”), Tituss Burgess (“30 Rock”), Debra Monk (“Grey's Anatomy,” Chicago), Andrew Lippa (Composer: Addams Family, Wild Party, Big Fish), Julia Murney (Wild Party, Wicked), Lawrence Stallings (The Book of Mormon), Q. Smith (Mary Poppins), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Broadway Conductor), and The Original Casts of Title of Show and Big Fish, it captures the children celebrating the transforming power of the arts and clearly demonstrates how art crosses all border and unites us.

ASTEP's "Where You Lead" International Music Video was directed by Andrew Cohen. Yazmany Arboleda was the Director of Photography. Produced by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Abby Gerdts, Andrew Cohen, and Yazmany Arboleda. Watch it — http://youtu.be/6LFlIcmXX7Q — and make sure you listen to the end for the delightful giggle.

ASTEP connects performing and visual artists with underserved youth in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty. The music video was shot on location with our partners and students in India, Ecuador, and in the US.

To learn more, volunteer, and donate: www.asteponline.org

ASTEP's International Music Video partners:

enFAMILIA - www.enfamiliainc.org
The International Rescue Committee - www.rescue.org
Project CREO - www.projectcreo.com
The Shanti Bhavan Children's Project - www.shantibhavanonline.org
Teach For India - www.teachforindia.org

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