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    Posted January 18, 2011 by
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    Tucson Tribute Video" Imagine" Hits Over One Million YouTube Views In Two Days

     

    When the senseless shootings occurred in Tucson, Arizona  on January 8, 2011 members of the R&B group Ahmir  from Boston  immediately wanted to do something to help. For each of the members during their life have  experienced the horror that a bullet delivers without warning. Big Mike, Sing  Sing, KC, and Mr, Jones of Ahmir decided they wanted to record a song that would bring hope. In addition, they wanted to send a strong message to the youth that guns and violence are not the answer.

     

    They reached to a singer, Sam Tsui and a director, filmmaker Kurt Hugo Schneider to collaborate with for the video. Together they chose to record  'Imagine " written many years ago by John Lennon. When asked why they chose this song Mr.Jones of Ahmir said, "It was a terrible tragedy and our prayers are with the families, victims, and Congresswoman Giffords. We felt this song embodies the hope that we can be a better country and grow stronger from this horrific act of violence.".

     

    The Tucson tribute video Imagine was posted a few days ago and quickly hit One million views. The video encourages the viewer to donate to the Gabe Zmmerman fund and for the Christina Taylor Green foundation. Gabe Zimmerman was an aide to Congresswoman Giffords. Christina Taylor Green was the youngest victim only 9 years old.

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