Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will kick off a new night of programming, PAMM Free Community Night, on Thursday, March 2 with a night of live music performances courtesy of the students of the Guitars over Guns Organization (GOGO).
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho (via video), WSVN 7 Reporter Ann Keil and Commander Francisco Fernandez of the City of Miami Police Department will be on hand to offer words of encouragement to the students, whose music and performances are a direct response to the gun violence that has impacted their lives. The night will close with the debut of a music video the students made for their remake of the hit song “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa.
Students of GOGO remade “See You Again” in response to the tragic loss of their peer Jakyri Fleurimar (age 15). Replacing verses of the original song with their own lyrics, GOGO students such as Xavier Gustave, cousin of Fleurimar, had the opportunity to express themselves in honor of Fleurimar’s memory and the many others lost to senseless gun violence. The song and video remake, which involved more than 80 Miami-Dade County Public School students, is a community call-to-action; a platform for those who can still speak up, want to be heard and want to make a difference.
“The project was therapeutic and empowered the students to have a unified voice in what can otherwise feel like a helpless fight,” said Chad Bernstein, CEO & founder of GOGO.
Students spent months writing, rehearsing and editing this project, which was recorded at Noisematch Recording Studio in Wynwood, and filmed at North Miami Middle School with a special appearance by members of the North Miami Police Department.