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  • 8th Grader Jade R. Wins Grammy Museum Songwriting Contest

    Posted April 15, 2015

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    How do you get young adults inspired and eager to speak out against human rights issues they are passionate about? If you are the Grammy Museum and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group, you put on a Concert for Social Justice with keynote performers and the winner of the inaugural Speak Up, Sing Out songwriting contest. The concert was held on Wednesday, April 8 at the Fonda Theater with notable artists Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Melissa Etheridge, and Graham Nash and David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Amongst the headliners was Brentwood’s very own, Jade R ’19, the winner of the songwriting contest. Jade submitted her song, "Invisible," which is about the experiences of a refugee from Darfur, and was informed that she was the winner over Spring Break. Watch Jade perform her song and listen to her interview on CNN International (April 13, 2015)...

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