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May 8, 2019

“You can turn up with the whip
You can turn up with the nae nae
Let me see your footwork
Turn up, turn up!”

-from “Turn up!”
created by students from Henry H. Houston Elementary School

**FLASHBACK!** Back in 2016 LiveConnections created our first album, A DAY IN MY LIFE, in collaboration with Henry H. Houston Elementary School in Philly.

Through poetry and songwriting, students had a chance to share stories of their families, images of their current neighborhoods, concerns about violence in our city, and questions for their future selves.

“Turn Up!” is a high-energy song from the album, featuring a catchy beat, student-created lyrics, and the entire student body of Houston School dancing along.

4 years and 4 albums later, we’re still empowering young people to tell their own stories — and celebrate their lives — through song.

You can join us!

Donate to our Kids Count Campaign by May 15, and help us raise $55,000 to support FREE music education for Philly youth.



LiveConnections is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, tax ID 26-2666641. The official registration and financial information of may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.