Los Angeles The Song and its cultural interpretations have won numerous awards from a multitude of high ranking officials including Mayor Eric Garcetti and Senator Dianne Feinstein. In May of 2017, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution honoring Los Angeles The Song and its role in Los Angeles History.
Artisan Appreciation Award (July 2014)
Statement of Accomplishment (February 2016)
To use music as a vehicle for artistic creativity and positive social change by engaging residents of Los Angeles and its guests in unique activities devoted to promoting music and performing arts appreciation, community awareness and development, and family involvement.
In the last 15 years the arts, especially visual arts and music, have been heralded as a panacea for all kinds of social problems from improving academic performance of high school students to revitalization of blighted neighborhoods in the inner cities and promotion of economic prosperity. Participation and engagement in the art improves physical and psychological well- being. Many also claim that the arts provide a catalyst for the creation of intangible social capital and the attainment of important community goals. In the 2008 the arts also played a critical role in the national election. When Shepard Fairey designed the "Hope" poster with Barack Obama's face, many people looked at Obama for the first time, or in a new light as a viable candidate for the highest political office in this country. Thus, the arts play a huge and important role on our country's politics, progression, and consciousness. With Los Angeles The Song the artist wishes to draw attention to the lives we live and encourage mindfulness about what unites people, what makes them happy, and by doing so directly contribute to fostering truthful public discourse about those issues and that should eventually lead to a positive social change. In other words, through this musical project the artist wishes to start and maintain an honest conversation about the role of creativity in this nation and how to use its positive forces in a meaningful way. The artistic expression of Los Angeles The Song is intentional, it is expressing this artist’s interest in the creation of both “artistic capital” – i.e. contribution to social innovation and activism, and “artistic effects” – intentional focus on contributing to social and civic change. The project’s intent to affect social change is directly connected to the artist’s personal experiences. Project Goals
Los Angeles The Song & and Los Angeles Voice of The World were recorded through the combined efforts of many truly amazing people that hail from all over the world, and now reside in Los Angeles. They represent the 25 Sister Cities and 3 Friendship Cities of Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles Voice of The World, we have 28 countries represented, 40 singers and over 50 musical instruments, spanning 6 continents. Since the inception of the Sister Cities and Friendship Cities, they have played a key role in renewing and strengthening important global relationships. In the new millennium, the Sister Cities and Friendship Cities continue to give new opportunities for cultural and educational exchanges, economic partnerships, as well as Humanitarian assistance.
In the recording and filming of Los Angeles Voice of The World, we’ve made so many new friends, and there are so many people to thank! Viewers have delighted in the song’s positive messages, expressing an outpouring of gratitude for this uplifting anthem. Los Angeles Voice of The World has fostered an heightened appreciation for the richness of the cultural diversity of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles The Song is an anthem for a city alive with spirit. Our mission is to remind the world that love, faith, and joy are essential. We accomplish our vision through the power of music, the universal language. We have a commitment to change the world by capturing the feeling of Los Angeles and all of its cultural diversities. What we stand for and are achieving through song, is building bridges across different cultures, ages, abilities, races, and religions. These 6 upbeat odes are written for Los Angeles to share our strengths and loyalty between all Angelenos, and all who have made Los Angeles their home. Our words have already reached the hearts and ears of government officials, international artists of all genres, and Millions of people around the world. We ask you to be part of something born of Pride, Power and Passion.
A native of Los Angeles, Justin is in love with his native city... and has proven it with, to date, Six versions of Los Angeles the Song. It's an upbeat love song to his city... one that resonates with many who view his videos on all platforms of social media... with well over 11 Million viewers on You Tube Justin Chart has written the Anthem for Los Angeles.
Chart is a musician with something to say, and his intelligent, deeply-felt lyrics and soaring beautiful melodies combine to create tunes that touch the listener in a powerful way. His well-crafted rock and pop songs relate positive messages of hope and strength amidst times of turmoil and hardship, stressing the importance of love and spirit and remaining true to oneself above everything else.
Justin's music has a freshness and originality to it that plants it firmly in the present, and yet reminds the listener of the depth of feeling and social relevance of influential music from earlier decades.
It is not easy to create music that effectively unites the powerful charge of unbridled energy with the tender emotions of the heart and soul, but Justin Chart is a unique artist with a rare talent for making magical music.
Justin and Tony will be producing "Los Angeles The Vision" A completely Unique project bringing together some of the most powerful voices in Los Angeles, singing together as one on Los Angeles The Vision.
Tony currently serves as the Director of Music for the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Los Angeles, under the pastoral leadership of the Pastor Edward Hill II. In addition, Tony is the worship leader for Full Gospel Baptist Church in Compton, CA, under the pastoral leadership of the Pastor Reginald C. Payne, and for the anointed Dr. Michelle Corral of Breath of the Spirit Ministries International, Inc. For over 10 years, Tony served as the Director of Music at Full Harvest International Church, under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Clarence E. McClendon.
There have been a total of 6 projects filmed, with over 11.5 million viewers worldwide. The current project we are working on is LOS ANGELES THE VISION. It will feature the top Gospel Choirs of Los Angeles, including (FAME) First African Methodist Episcopal Church and West Angeles Church. With a sum total of 300 people- CAN YOU FEEL THE POWER?
Click on the icons to hear each version of Los Angeles The Song.
“Your song and ‘it’s many versions have brought the beauty of out City to millions here and around the world, and has been hugely successful, attracting millions of viewers on Youtube. We thank you for your inspiring work, and wish you continued success in all your future endeavors.”
Councilmember 4th District
“His music embraces the Latino community and champions the beauty and diversity of our fine city, with pride, power, and passion. We celebrate Justin Chart for touching the hearts of millions of Angelenos and truly capturing the heart and soul of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles. May he continue to serve the City of Los Angeles for years to come.”
Councilmember 14th District
“This is a very exciting time in the world and there is important work to be done. I wish you all of the best in the future and use your demonstrated abilities to accomplish your goals.”
California State Senate
“On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, we thank you for inspiring Angelinos through Your commitment to build bridges with people of all ages, abilities, races, and religions, through song is commendable.”
Councilmember 1st District
“The Los Angeles City Council does hereby commend Justin Chart for his contributions to the music industry and for creating a song to honor the great City of Los Angeles”
Councilmember 1st District
“On behalf of the city of Los Angeles, we hereby salute Justin Chart for his extraordinary love of Los Angeles! As a singer/songwriter, he has proven his heart and hand to the City with five Odes to his hometown. They are positive upbeat love songs for his city that resonate with most who listen to them. Justin, you are truly an Angel in the City of Angels!”
Councilmember 4th District
"The foregoing resolution was adopted by the council of the city of Los Angeles and is now a part of Los Angeles history" (May 2017)
President of the Council
“In appreciation of your love for Los Angeles through song for people to enjoy and understand this passion for the city we all call home.”
Mayor of Los Angeles
"Once you hear it, you will not be able to get it out of your head"
Los Angeles Times
"The songs are upbeat, positive love songs for his city, showcasing Los Angeles’s beautiful sunsets, downtown skyscrapers, palm-lined streets, ethnic neighborhoods, Hollywood’s neon signs, all evidence of the warmth of the city and its people. Justin’s literally taken it to the streets".
Santa Monica Mirror
"A true praise to the city we all Love so much"
"Los Angeles radiates in Justin Chart’s YouTube videos, which showcase its purple sunsets, neon Hollywood signs and palm-lined streets. A song that has enchanted millions around the world"
"I can just hear this at the opening of the Hollywood Bowl season, or what about a Dodgers or Lakers game. The guitar and rhythms are pure Los Angeles. Fabulous images. Can't stop myself from singing along. Great work Justin. "
"Catchy song, great imagery. I'm already considering coming back to LA, and this throws some fuel onto the fire."
"I am taken back by this song because I really did not appreciate living in LA until I heard this. "
"The video shows many facets of this historic city.The music is the pathway through it. Thanks! "
"There is not much quality on Youtube ,this is an exception"
"beautiful song! I live in Cali and I appreciate seeing this side of life"
"a song with a purpose... love it"
"This song make me proud to live in LA"
"The voice of LA!"
"Great job capturing the vibe of our "city alive" Justin. Love. love, love this song! Awesome video too! Love livin' that sunset state of mind here in Los Angeles. Just can't get your song out of my mind. "
"todo bien mi amigo, muy bueno !"
"Amor puro para Los Angeles. Que gran Orgullo ser Angelito. Gracias Justin chart!"
"Es bueno ver algo positivo para un cambio
Tenemos una cultura rica y hermosa "
"Tienes razon Justin se trata de una gran ciudad"
"Algun diame voy a ir a Los Angeles y probar mis suenos"
"Buenisima esta cancion, de Justin Chart. Espero oir mas de este gran artista Estado Unidense!"
"muy bonita cancion dedicada a los angeles y lo mejor es un gabacho cantando en espanol felicidades sigue adelante"
"bonita cancion de Justin Chart "Los Angeles Latin' es bailable,romantica,censual,con sabor a L.A.!!! la lyrica tiene sentido me conmuebe saber como me siento aqui en L.A. siendo yo extranjero.y mi familia que nacieron aqui tambien se edentifican con esta linda cancion!!! "
"This song inspired me to follow my dreams and move to Hollywood to live among the stars. I just left my wife and two kids and comfortable management position where my life was just so dull and unsatisfying. I know it will be worth it, you're song spoke to me and told me so, thank you for having such a positive impact on my life!"
"I love this song so Los Angeles. "
"What an amazing video with incredible music and great vocals in different languages. You guys did a fantastic job....I'm a proud angeleno!!!! Best wishes...."
"You have a great voice!"
"What a great song you've written. This is a statement of honor. keep on doing what you're doing.
WOW. What an amazing song this is. To have all the different languages in it. That really digs down deep for what LA is really about. Incredible! Excited to see more!!! Many Beautiful voices in here, and that Arc is very creative :)"
"This song makes me feel welcome in my new home of Los Angeles! The lyrics are so positive and the vocals sound great. Super cool and unique instrumentation! Absolutely electric!"
"Bravo Mr Chart, what an amazing video! VERY David Bowie like, unique instrumental. Indeed, Los Angeles has so much to offer. You captured this great city in way that has never been done before. Your work speaks for itself, fresh new concept I am excited to see what is next. #peace #LA #justLOVe "
"One word POWERFUL!!!!!"
"This is phenomenal! It's about time someone creative shows LA for what it is, a beautiful and inspiring place to make anything happen. I like your line " the filling station of imagination" Steve Lopez is a smart guy, he recognizes what really matters and brings it to the forefront "
"'ey! Atta boy! (Seriously, great work! It gives you a whole new way of looking at this city!)"
"You have a great voice Justin! The video is unique, amazing, and very impressive. The incredible music with great vocals in different languages, the unique instrument, the visuals and words were wonderful and so powerful. You worked hard and it is paying off . This video was absolutely a great work and Best Wishes for future videos! You are so creative and talented Justin Chart "
"Justin you are the MAN.Cant wait to see what you come up with next"
"This is such an inspiring song. I've never seen anything like this before, you should get a humanitarian award! "
"Muy bien Justin! Excelente trabajo con esta hermosa canción! "
"El amor para ver un video que se puede relacionar también, Los Angeles es mi casa, y todos mis vecinos son de diferentes culturas."
"Justin, how inspiring you are to all the citzen for LA.. Making us proud"
"What a great honor for you Justin! Congratulations, felicitaciones and mazeltov! It's a great song that fills me with civic pride. I'm proud to know you. 🎉🏆😎🌮👍♀️"
"Cette chanson devrait représenter Los Angeles dans les jeux 2020 Olypic
Justin Chart Los Angeles: un hymne
Bonjour de Paris France"
"私たちはあなたの歌を愛する ジャスティンチャート 私たちは2018年の夏にロサンゼルスにいます ロサンゼルスの世界の声は信じられないほどです！"
"You are the Francis Scott Key of Los Angeles!"
"We play this song at our local pup here in Truro England You made it all the way from LA to our tiny little town Los Angeles The Song and Los Angeles Word on our pubs iPod!"
" أغنية رائعة عن لوس انجليس أستمع إلى أغنيتك العظيمة عن لوس أنجلوس على الراديو إهيرت"
"It's great to hear great Rock n Feel music here in Paris in dangerous times here.
Los Angeles the Song.
C'est une chanson très accrocheuse, ma petite amie et je l'écoute sur itunes et grimpe tout le temps.Sony on viendra à Los Angeles "
"Escuchamos tu canción Los Angeles La Cancion aquí en Jalisco en mi restaurante favorito. Que canción poderosa. Me gusta la banda de salsa y cantas excelente. Sería un honor para usted venir aquí y realizar su música para nosotros"
"You show Los Angeles in a way that makes all of us here in LA proud! You should run for an office. It would be great to have a man with heart and soul like you, doing something great for our city."
All of Justin' Chart's Anthems have stirred up quite a bit of attention here in Los Angeles and all around the world. Below are a few of the press releases touching upon the many diverse cultures seen and heard right here in Los Angeles.
by Catherine Yang | August 23, 2017
Possessed by a love for Los Angeles, musician Justin Chart embarked on a mission to create a definitive anthem for...
by Mirrormmg | June 3, 2014
Justin Chart loves Los Angeles. This native son has proven his love for his city in a logical ...
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