In October 2012, a group of fourth-grade students from Harlem's Democracy Prep Public Schools wrote and performed a song encouraging people to get out and vote in the 2012 election. Their song, "Vote for Somebody," was sung to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." Their song encouraged people to vote for anyone they chose, but just to get out and make their voice heard, with lyrics such as, "It's time again now to speak to what your nation needs, and time to challenge your beliefs. The power is yours today."
The "Vote for Somebody" video was a YouTube smash, being viewed more than 430,000 times. The prep school kids are back at it again with a new video, "Inauguration of a Dream: Choice and Voice in Harlem." The new song is sung to the tune of the Jackson 5 classic "I Want You Back."
Here's a sample of some of the lyrics for the song: "November 6th we had a vote, to elect a president. Democrats and Republicans prepared for this moment. But one man was elected, voting was allRead More »from Harlem Prep School Students Create Inspirational Inauguration Video