Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The most innocent in society are using their voices to spread a message of peace

The children of the Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast are young, only five to eighteen years old. But the lyrics of a song they are performing and helped write, describe a pain no one should feel at any age.

One of the kids, Alexis Feacher said, "It captured a moment on what happened to the fallen officers."

Alexis was one of sixty kids who performed the song "Let's Get Together."

The idea for it came after three police officers were killed in the line of duty of this year. Another child, Kiara Rivera said they were haunted by it.

"When this happened, I was surprised like who would really kill an officer," Kiara said.

The group got together to talk. The resident artist, named "LX" had an idea. He went into another room that had a piano.

"I started to write a song," LX said. "I used the kids' words, the emotions they were feeling."

"Lets Get Together" came together. LX, recruited producers and writers from New York. He also involved Big Three Records, a local studio, and a video was created.

Now available on iTunes, 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the families of Officers Jeffrey Yaslowitz, Thomas Baitinger and David Crawford all killed in the line of duty.

"It is empowering because it provides a platform as well as an opportunity for them to voice their feelings and emotions about you know all of this happenings that are going on that are not so healthy for our community," LX said.

Alexis and his friends hope their voices will help heal and maybe, just maybe, send a message at the same time.

"Let's get together and keep peace and harmony so we don't have a bad city. So we don't have to have gun shots everywhere," said Alexis.