The Creation of Los Angeles Voice of the World
Los Angeles Voice of The World was recorded through the combined efforts of many truly amazing people that hail from all over the world, and now reside in Los Angeles. They represent the 25 Sister Cities and 3 Friendship Cities of Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles Voice of The World, we have 28 countries represented, 40 singers and over 50 musical instruments, spanning 6 continents. Since the inception of the Sister Cities and Friendship Cities, they have played a key role in renewing and strengthening important global relationships. In the new millennium, the Sister Cities and Friendship Cities continue to give new opportunities for cultural and educational exchanges, economic partnerships, as well as Humanitarian assistance.
In the recording and filming of Los Angeles Voice of The World, we’ve made so many new friends, and there are so many people to thank! Viewers have delighted in the song’s positive messages, expressing an outpouring of gratitude for this uplifting anthem. Los Angeles Voice of The World has fostered a heightened appreciation for the richness of the cultural diversity of Los Angeles.
WHO WE ARE
Los Angeles The Song is an anthem for a city alive with spirit. Our mission is to remind the world that love, faith, and joy are essential. We accomplish our vision through the power of music, the universal language. We have a commitment to change the world by capturing the feeling of Los Angeles and all of its cultural diversities. What we stand for and are achieving through song, is building bridges across different cultures, ages, abilities, races, and religions. These upbeat odes are written for Los Angeles to share our strengths and loyalty between all Angelenos, and all who have made Los Angeles their home. Our words have already reached the hearts and ears of government officials, international artists of all genres, and Millions of people around the world. We ask you to be part of something born of Pride, Power and Passion.
A native of Los Angeles, Justin is in love with his native city… and has proven it with, to date, Six versions of Los Angeles the Song. It’s an upbeat love song to his city… one that resonates with many who view his videos on all platforms of social media… with well over 11 Million viewers on You Tube Justin Chart has written the Anthem for Los Angeles.
Chart is a musician with something to say, and his intelligent, deeply-felt lyrics and soaring beautiful melodies combine to create tunes that touch the listener in a powerful way. His well-crafted rock and pop songs relate positive messages of hope and strength amidst times of turmoil and hardship, stressing the importance of love and spirit and remaining true to oneself above everything else.
Justin’s music has a freshness and originality to it that plants it firmly in the present, and yet reminds the listener of the depth of feeling and social relevance of influential music from earlier decades.
It is not easy to create music that effectively unites the powerful charge of unbridled energy with the tender emotions of the heart and soul, but Justin Chart is a unique artist with a rare talent for making magical music.
Giving Without Measure
» Through music cultivate in Los Angeles residents the fundamental life skills of self-esteem, creative self- expression, cooperative learning, and creativity that will inspire and motivate them to become well-rounded individuals and better citizens of the city and the country.
» Creatively support various artistic activities and venues that provide a full range of personal and family enrichment experiences through contemporary rock and pop music.
» Encourage the residents and guests of Los Angeles to become actively involved the artistic life of the city and their immediate local communities, thereby contributing to overall quality of life and chances of lifelong success.
» Help shape Los Angeles’ future generation into well-rounded, productive, creative and proud citizens through appreciation of local pop and rock musicians.
» Build a healthier Los Angeles and actively contribute to addressing the pervasive social challenges affecting its underserved populations by providing them with a positive outlet of creative immersion that will keep them engaged.
» Foster cultural awareness by performing Los Angeles The Song at various local and regional values and ethnic festivals.
» Los Angeles The Song is a performing arts project that aims to investigate directly human commonality of Angelinos as a complex socioeconomic, cultural and personal phenomenon by creating as vast as possible repository of music expression about unique social issues and human experiences in the city of Los Angeles.
» Los Angeles The Song intends to understand and to demonstrate how different strata of people experience life in Los Angeles, how their unique daily experiences are constantly shaped or misshaped by membership in groups defined by race, gender, socioeconomic status, culture, ethnicity, and ability.
» Los Angeles The Song will express the present historical moment as is and the social context that shapes Angelinos’ experiences with the ultimate goal of eliciting empathy for people whose experiences differ from their own. Los Angeles The Song tells the truth about life in this beautiful city and encourages people to appreciate the beauty of music.
In the last 15 years the arts, especially visual arts and music, have been heralded as a panacea for all kinds of social problems from improving academic performance of high school students to revitalization of blighted neighborhoods in the inner cities and promotion of economic prosperity. Participation and engagement in the art improves physical and psychological well- being. Many also claim that the arts provide a catalyst for the creation of intangible social capital and the attainment of important community goals. In the 2008 the arts also played a critical role in the national election. When Shepard Fairey designed the “Hope” poster with Barack Obama’s face, many people looked at Obama for the first time, or in a new light as a viable candidate for the highest political office in this country. Thus, the arts play a huge and important role on our country’s politics, progression, and consciousness. With Los Angeles The Song the artist wishes to draw attention to the lives we live and encourage mindfulness about what unites people, what makes them happy, and by doing so directly contribute to fostering truthful public discourse about those issues and that should eventually lead to a positive social change. In other words, through this musical project the artist wishes to start and maintain an honest conversation about the role of creativity in this nation and how to use its positive forces in a meaningful way. The artistic expression of Los Angeles The Song is intentional, it is expressing this artist’s interest in the creation of both “artistic capital” – i.e. contribution to social innovation and activism, and “artistic effects” – intentional focus on contributing to social and civic change. The project’s intent to affect social change is directly connected to the artist’s personal experiences.
» First, the project will use music to express an overwhelmingly positive message about both difficulties and success stories that may arise for people whose identities include words like “homeless”, “poor”, and “prosperous”, “fortunate” as an individual’s sense of identity is constructed out of many different elements, some of which are individual, while others are mostly influenced by society and its prevailing socioeconomic conditions. In other words, through music expression the project will unite all Angelinos regardless of their socioeconomic status.
» Second, by musically exploring the life of Los Angeles as a shared city and a common identity, the project will affirm our commonalities and differences with implicit hope of inspiring people to rethink their views on how various difficulties affect all of us, and to encourage people conscientiously working together to bring about positive changes.
» Third, by creating a wide music canvass of Los Angeles experience, the project will support social border crossing and encourage more active social interaction by presenting new ways of knowing each other as members of society. It will use music as an ambassador of positivity.
» Finally, as an artistic enterprise, the project will show that beauty and the sparkle of creativity are eternally and inseparably present in all people, no matter how difficult their current circumstances are, and that the former can serve as precious redeeming qualities in the greater drive for social reconciliation based on common values.
To use music as a vehicle for artistic creativity and positive social change by engaging residents of Los Angeles and its guests in unique activities devoted to promoting music and performing arts appreciation, community awareness and development, and family involvement.
Los Angeles The Song and its cultural interpretations have won numerous awards from a multitude of high ranking officials including Mayor Eric Garcetti and Senator Dianne Feinstein. In May of 2017, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution honoring Los Angeles The Song and its role in Los Angeles History.
Click on images to hear each version of Los Angeles The Song
What People Have Said
“Your song and ‘it’s many versions have brought the beauty of out City to millions here and around the world, and has been hugely successful, attracting millions of viewers on Youtube. We thank you for your inspiring work, and wish you continued success in all your future endeavors.”
David E. Ryu
Councilmember 4th District
“His music embraces the Latino community and champions the beauty and diversity of our fine city, with pride, power, and passion. We celebrate Justin Chart for touching the hearts of millions of Angelenos and truly capturing the heart and soul of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles. May he continue to serve the City of Los Angeles for years to come.”
Councilmember 14th District
“This is a very exciting time in the world and there is important work to be done. I wish you all of the best in the future and use your demonstrated abilities to accomplish your goals.”
California State Senate
“On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, we thank you for inspiring Angelinos through Your commitment to build bridges with people of all ages, abilities, races, and religions, through song is commendable.”
Gilbert A. Cedillo
Councilmember 1st District
“The foregoing resolution was adopted by the council of the city of Los Angeles and is now a part of Los Angeles history” (May 2017)
Herb J. Wesson Jr.
President of the Council
“On behalf of the city of Los Angeles, we hereby salute Justin Chart for his extraordinary love of Los Angeles! As a singer/songwriter, he has proven his heart and hand to the City with five Odes to his hometown. They are positive upbeat love songs for his city that resonate with most who listen to them. Justin, you are truly an Angel in the City of Angels!”
“In appreciation of your love for Los Angeles through song for people to enjoy and understand this passion for the city we all call home.”
Mayor of Los Angeles
“Once you hear it, you will not be able to get it out of your head”
Los Angeles Times
“The songs are upbeat, positive love songs for his city, showcasing Los Angeles’s beautiful sunsets, downtown skyscrapers, palm-lined streets, ethnic neighborhoods, Hollywood’s neon signs, all evidence of the warmth of the city and its people. Justin’s literally taken it to the streets”.
Santa Monica Mirror
“A true praise to the city we all Love so much”
“Los Angeles radiates in Justin Chart’s YouTube videos, which showcase its purple sunsets, neon Hollywood signs and palm-lined streets. A song that has enchanted millions around the world”
“I can just hear this at the opening of the Hollywood Bowl season, or what about a Dodgers or Lakers game. The guitar and rhythms are pure Los Angeles. Fabulous images. Can’t stop myself from singing along. Great work Justin. “
“Catchy song, great imagery. I’m already considering coming back to LA, and this throws some fuel onto the fire.”
“I am taken back by this song because I really did not appreciate living in LA until I heard this. “
“The video shows many facets of this historic city.The music is the pathway through it. Thanks! “
“There is not much quality on Youtube ,this is an exception”
“beautiful song! I live in Cali and I appreciate seeing this side of life”
“a song with a purpose… love it”
“This song make me proud to live in LA”
“The voice of LA!”
“Great job capturing the vibe of our “city alive” Justin. Love. love, love this song! Awesome video too! Love livin’ that sunset state of mind here in Los Angeles. Just can’t get your song out of my mind. “
“todo bien mi amigo, muy bueno !”
Andrew Todd Rosenthal
“Amor puro para Los Angeles. Que gran Orgullo ser Angelito. Gracias Justin chart!”
“Es bueno ver algo positivo para un cambio
Tenemos una cultura rica y hermosa “
“Tienes razon Justin se trata de una gran ciudad”
“Algun diame voy a ir a Los Angeles y probar mis suenos”
“Buenisima esta cancion, de Justin Chart. Espero oir mas de este gran artista Estado Unidense!”
“muy bonita cancion dedicada a los angeles y lo mejor es un gabacho cantando en espanol felicidades sigue adelante”
“bonita cancion de Justin Chart “Los Angeles Latin’ es bailable,romantica,censual,con sabor a L.A.!!! la lyrica tiene sentido me conmuebe saber como me siento aqui en L.A. siendo yo extranjero.y mi familia que nacieron aqui tambien se edentifican con esta linda cancion!!! “
“This song inspired me to follow my dreams and move to Hollywood to live among the stars. I just left my wife and two kids and comfortable management position where my life was just so dull and unsatisfying. I know it will be worth it, you’re song spoke to me and told me so, thank you for having such a positive impact on my life!”
“I love this song so Los Angeles. “
“What an amazing video with incredible music and great vocals in different languages. You guys did a fantastic job….I’m a proud angeleno!!!! Best wishes….”
“You have a great voice!”
“What a great song you’ve written. This is a statement of honor. keep on doing what you’re doing.
WOW. What an amazing song this is. To have all the different languages in it. That really digs down deep for what LA is really about. Incredible! Excited to see more!!! Many Beautiful voices in here, and that Arc is very creative :)”
“This song makes me feel welcome in my new home of Los Angeles! The lyrics are so positive and the vocals sound great. Super cool and unique instrumentation! Absolutely electric!”
“Bravo Mr Chart, what an amazing video! VERY David Bowie like, unique instrumental. Indeed, Los Angeles has so much to offer. You captured this great city in way that has never been done before. Your work speaks for itself, fresh new concept I am excited to see what is next. #peace #LA #justLOVe “
“One word POWERFUL!!!!!”
“This is phenomenal! It’s about time someone creative shows LA for what it is, a beautiful and inspiring place to make anything happen. I like your line ” the filling station of imagination” Steve Lopez is a smart guy, he recognizes what really matters and brings it to the forefront “
“‘ey! Atta boy! (Seriously, great work! It gives you a whole new way of looking at this city!)”
“You have a great voice Justin! The video is unique, amazing, and very impressive. The incredible music with great vocals in different languages, the unique instrument, the visuals and words were wonderful and so powerful. You worked hard and it is paying off . This video was absolutely a great work and Best Wishes for future videos! You are so creative and talented Justin Chart “
“Justin you are the MAN.Cant wait to see what you come up with next”
“This is such an inspiring song. I’ve never seen anything like this before, you should get a humanitarian award! “
“Muy bien Justin! Excelente trabajo con esta hermosa canción! “
“El amor para ver un video que se puede relacionar también, Los Angeles es mi casa, y todos mis vecinos son de diferentes culturas.”
“Justin, how inspiring you are to all the citzen for LA.. Making us proud”
“What a great honor for you Justin! Congratulations, felicitaciones and mazeltov! It’s a great song that fills me with civic pride. I’m proud to know you. 🎉🏆😎🌮👍♀️”
“Cette chanson devrait représenter Los Angeles dans les jeux 2020 Olypic Justin Chart Los Angeles: un hymne Super album!
Bonjour de Paris France”
“私たちはあなたの歌を愛する ジャスティンチャート 私たちは2018年の夏にロサンゼルスにいます ロサンゼルスの世界の声は信じられないほどです！”
“You are the Francis Scott Key of Los Angeles!”
“We play this song at our local pup here in Truro England You made it all the way from LA to our tiny little town Los Angeles The Song and Los Angeles Word on our pubs iPod!”
” أغنية رائعة عن لوس انجليس أستمع إلى أغنيتك العظيمة عن لوس أنجلوس على الراديو إهيرت”
الحب من دبي
“It’s great to hear great Rock n Feel music here in Paris in dangerous times here.
Los Angeles the Song.
C’est une chanson très accrocheuse, ma petite amie et je l’écoute sur itunes et grimpe tout le temps.Sony on viendra à Los Angeles “
“Escuchamos tu canción Los Angeles La Cancion aquí en Jalisco en mi restaurante favorito. Que canción poderosa. Me gusta la banda de salsa y cantas excelente. Sería un honor para usted venir aquí y realizar su música para nosotros”
“You show Los Angeles in a way that makes all of us here in LA proud! You should run for an office. It would be great to have a man with heart and soul like you, doing something great for our city.”