This project is my passion driven, musical journey from "Heartbreak to Hope", through the unrelenting Power of Music. My intention is to use this… Read More
This project is my passion driven, musical journey from "Heartbreak to Hope", through the unrelenting Power of Music. My intention is to use this album to bring about a change in attitude and perception. Also to empower and inspire families in need who are experiencing adversity, particularly with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
My son's diagnosis was a blow that crushed and devastated our dreams for him and any hope for a "normal" future. As we absorbed the news, my wife and I picked up our shattered spirits and decided together that we would refuse to allow this news to define who Ismail would become. Music became my coping mechanism where I expressed my sadness, confusion, frustration and acceptance. It became my voice... In retrospect, it has been more about, who I would become as a father and a Creative...
As a Music Producer and Creative in several mediums, it was evident to me that the most powerful tool I possess is my ability to create music. I decided to produce an original score to articulate my voice as a parent and to engage Youth Culture. My hope with this video piece is to create concise content, humor and punch of Pop Culture mixed with Social Consciousness! Read Less