video title: Weapons Down Documentary
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video source: SacTVnews
published on YouTube on May 2, 2013

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duration 10:04 minutes

An Anti-Violent Song called Weapons Down "Video of the Day" review by Alex Cosper on May 5, 2013

Carla Fleming, who was interviewed by SacTV in March, has completed the anti-violent Weapons Down project, as this documentary reveals. She wrote an initial song idea to remind people that violence is unnecessary and then began collaborating with friends. The song, which grew from the line "take action now," has an r&b orientation with a mix of influences from multiple musicians. "If this one song can touch just one person and make a difference in one person's life," says Carla, "it was all worth it." Carla felt that because of all the shootings in the news recently she wanted to send a message of peace to the community. This video features the musicians who participated in the project.

"I believe that this song is something that's way overdo," says Money Tee, who has recorded with Carla in the past and on "Weapons Down." Songs about peace have not been populating the charts in a long time, so it's rare that the masses get to hear such social commentary songs, which makes "Weapons Down" a very special song for 2013. "This song is a representation of what is going on in the world right now," says musician Garrett Perkins, "there's a lot more violence than love going on right now. So this song is representing love and getting back to peace, love and happiness." The song can be heard on Carla Fleming's ReverbNation page as well as on the YouTube video below.

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