Sixty international artists including Chick Corea collaborate on music video spreading message around the world to spread a smile and #StayWell
(CITY, NATION) —April 25, 2020—As individuals and institutions the world over face unprecedented challenges, Grammy Award-winning music legends teamed up to help spread a smile and stay well.
The result is the music video “Spread a Smile,” a modern-day “WE ARE THE WORLD,” that has already hit over 5 million views, generating an international following across more than 100 nations.
The Freewinds is a voice among those millions making that message heard across the Caribbean.
“This is what we need right now when so many people are isolated”, said Ken Weber, Port Captain of the Freewinds. “You really can’t help but smile so we are getting this out to as many people as we can. All you have to do is click, watch and spread a smile.”
The music video inspiration and now internet sensation features Grammy Award-winning legends Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Mark Isham and David Campbell among an array of 60 international artists, as well as Dominican singer-songwriter and Goodwill Ambassador Michele Henderson.
“From the moment it starts, from the first line, people start smiling. It’s that contagious,” said Michele Henderson when reflecting on the impact of the video.
Along with Michele Henderson, many of the artists featured in the video have performed on board the Freewinds.
This uniquely inspired collaboration comprises an ensemble filming from their homes around the world. Artists participated from New York, Los Angeles, Bogotá, Milan, Melbourne, Cape Town and more than a dozen other cities across Europe and the United States.
“Spread a Smile” tells viewers that, even if you’re stuck at home, you can lift the world up by spreading positivity.
“It gives something for people to look forward to,” continued Henderson. “It infuses positivity into the negative situation.”
It’s a message harmonized throughout the video by Smash Mouth’s Greg Camp, radio and television personality Kerri Kasem, Australian icon Kate Ceberano, Chilean singer-songwriter Alberto Plaza, Argentine star Diego Verdaguer, Israeli guitarist extraordinaire David Broza, Cuban-born bass virtuoso Carlitos Del Puerto, Idols South Africa star Tebogo Louw and Colombian actor-comedian Andrés López.
Written and produced by Scientology Media Productions, “Spread a Smile” is about the power of togetherness, even in a time when we’re all apart. The video further raises awareness about basic prevention and wellness resources available at the How to Stay Well Prevention Resource Center. The center provides materials, including PSAs, booklets and signage—all downloadable for free online at Scientology.org/StayWell.
Even though we are all keeping our distance, we are all in this together.
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Scientology Media Productions, located in Hollywood, California, is home to the Scientology Network. Broadcasting 24/7 from the studio, Scientology Network is available at DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed live in 17 languages at scientology.tv as well as streaming platforms such as Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, YouTube and mobile apps for smartphones and tablets. Since launching in March 2018, the network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide.