Students at the Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts and well-known Nashville producers have teamed up to re-record Michael Jackson’s hit, “Heal the World,” in celebration of the song’s 25th Anniversary. Even after 25 years, this song remains relevant, especially now.
DAMPA’s version of ”Heal The World” is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and CDBaby. The song was originally created as a gift to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. However, in light of the recent tragedies across the US, all proceeds are for the RedCross to allocate to those most in need.
“Heal The World” features the DAMPA Ensemble - student vocalists who were nominated by their teachers in the voice and musical theatre departments. The students enjoyed working together and combining their amazing talents to convey such a beautiful message. They had a great time performing the song and learning about the studio recording process.
The song was produced by Nashville producer Christopher Harris and Lisa Jenkins, Owner and CEO of DAMPA. The students were directed by DAMPA instructor Isaac Leaverton. Also featured on the track is guest artist Jason Eskridge. As a performer in Nashville, Eskridge has worked as a background vocalist and/or opening act for Zac Brown Band, Lyle Lovett, Randy Travis, and others.
“What happens when you get a beautiful group of young people together from Dallas to sing a song written 25 years ago? HOPE! The powerful message of HOPE. We are so excited to partner with Lisa Jenkins and the students of DAMPA to produce this classic Michael Jackson HIT song from 1992. We offer a gift of encouragement from all of the Texas transplants in the Music community here in Nashville. Stay strong, purchase the song, and let’s raise the roof for these kids!“ –Producer Christopher Harris