Carla Fleming on Social Commentary Songwriting
SacTV.com "Video of the Day" review by
Alex Cosper on March 10, 2013
Here is the third segment of SacTV's interview series with Carla Fleming from
March 2 at Sac State in front of the Hornet Book Store. In this segment Carla talks about how some of her music
comments on society. Her project "Weapons Down" is a song and video that raises awareness about various types of
violence. It's based on the Sandy Hook incident in which a young man in Connecticut shot and killed several children
in a classroom late last year. The project involves several other local artists including jazz musician Garret Perkins,
who wrote the music for "Weapons Down" while Carla and others wrote the lyrics. "Take action now / put your weapons down"
were the words that the rest of the lyrics were built on. The group is organizing a "Weapons Down" concert in May.
Carla believes that music can spread peaceful vibrations, as in "Feels Good" by Sacramento/Bay Area artist Tony! Toni! Tone!.
The song was a national top ten pop hit and number one R&B hit in 1990.
Interview with R&B Singer Carla Fleming
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