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1994 EVENTS ARCHIVE!

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FEBRUARY
     "VIDEO: 'Neighborhood of the Heart' - Kids On Stage"

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Neighborhood of the Heart

Following the 1992 Los Angeles riots — in 1993, Carol Worthey felt she must contribute something to help heal the hard feelings, tensions and general unrest people in Los Angeles were experiencing. Carol responded with a new work, "Neighborhood of the Heart" with verses in three languages: English, Spanish and Korean in the (then very popular) Hip-Hop style.

The original music version was produced by Randall Michael Tobin and sung by vocalist Valerie Fahren . In early 1994, a music-video was produced and distributed by Jean Dale performed by Kids On Stage for a Better World .

Until recently, Carol Worthey had forgotten this video existed! Here (thanks to Jean Dale ) we are proud to present that video in full.

 
Graffiti scrawls 'cross broken walls
And broken dreams scream "Justice!"
And rage will scorch, so raise the torch
  Of understanding higher.

Chorus
  Lift your Banners of Dignity,
  Candles of the spirit!
  Children learn to love and hate in the
    Neighborhood of the Heart —
  But in the Neighborhood of the Heart,
  A song is a place to start!

And tears will melt mere words away
'Cause bullets don't keep promises,
And all the laws made in marble halls
Won't mean a think unless we change and lift our

Chorus
  Banners of Dignity,
  Candles of the spirit!
  Children learn to love and hate in the
    Neighborhood of the Heart —
  But in the Neighborhood of the Heart,
  A song is a place to start!

Bridge
  I'll start with me, you start with you,
  Together we'll make a Neighborhood of the Heart!

Spanish Bridge
  Yo commenserai, tu commenseras
  Juntos haremos la Communidad del Corazon!

Spanish Chorus
Banderas de Dignidad,
Las Velas del Alma,
Los ninos apprenden a amar y a odiar
En la Communicadad del Corazon,
En la Communidad del Corazon
Empesaremos con un(a) canzion.

And round the world in cities wide
  And countries far
We've let kindness slide.
It's not just here, it's not just now,
But here and now is all we’ve got
  To lift our

Chorus
  Banners of Dignity,
  Candles of the spirit!
  Children learn to love and hate in the
    Neighborhood of the Heart —
  But in the Neighborhood of the Heart,
  A song is a place to start!

Korean (phonetic): "Together we'll make a Neighborhood of the Heart"
OO-di-MOW-doo   che-YOUNG-down  ee-YOO-sill  OO-di  man-DOOP-she-da,
che-YOUNG-down  yoo-sill

Copyright ©1992 Carol Worthey, Worthgold Music (BMI)
 
 
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