MMAD love for YOU CAN

At Sony Foundation we love being able to support young Australians from all walks of life through our various programs and charity partners but we love even more when our programs and causes can come together and celebrate the power of community, unity and collaboration.

After spending a few hours getting to know each other, together the You Can Champs and MMAD Crew used their pain and experiences to write a song of hope and inspiration.

Sony Foundation supported charity, Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD), an organisation that exists to change young lives through the power of music and mentoring recently met with some You Can Champs to hear their stories of life as a young cancer patient. The MMAD crew were so inspired by the stories, strength and courage shown by these You Can Champs that they were inspired to write a song in their honour.

About 3 weeks ago we had 4 young people from You Can attend MMAD. Within that two hour session we wrote and recorded a song with them. Jess, Morgan, Lauren and Nick helped us write the chorus and outro to this song.

This song is all about overcoming any obstacle in your life and we wanted to inspire people to know that ‘You Can’ be anything!

Thank you to Sony Foundation, You Can and MMAD for all the work you do, support you give young people and for the opportunity for us to share this song with you.”

Vince, MMAD STAR Crew

River4Ward 2018 provided the perfect stage for the MMAD crew to perform their first-ever You Can Tribute performance. The song was of course, an instant hit with River4Ward guests as the MMAD Crew and their You Can Champ back up chorus tore up the stage with their stirring performance.

 “I had so much fun singing, dancing and hanging out with this incredible crew from MMAD and You Can Connect… Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get to help write and sing on an actual rap song (that sounds amazing!) let alone perform it at River4Ward!”
Jess Van Zeil, You Can Champ

Click on the video below to watch the You Can Tribute performance in full.