Shalamar’s founding member Jeffrey Daniel recently released Make Love Great Again”, which is a track written to provide an antidote to the culture of hate that has been perpetuated by political leaders of recent times. The world is in flames and now seems the opportune moment to release a song that has a positive message of hope. The catchy track is reminiscent of Pharrell’s “Happy”, but with added cutting political edge. Bringing people together is the theme, reuniting divided nations and focusing on love and compassion is the message.
Jeffrey has been moved by the traumatic events of the past few weeks, the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, the murder of George Floyd, and the many ongoing injustices around the planet. The world needs to change. Governments need to make positive moves to eliminate police brutality, social injustice, and discrimination. People need to work together as one human family to make a better world.
“I have lived a very extraordinary life on different continents, and I have learned that basically, all people aspire for a common universal commodity love. If we make love great again, we will all be great,” says Daniel.
All funds from download sales of “Make Love Great Again” will raise funds for groups fighting for racial equality and social justice. The song is available at most online retailers from June 15th.
Die-hard Shalamar fans know thatJeffrey Daniel has sold over 25 million records with Shalamar. He is the man who taught Michael Jackson the moonwalk and introduced body-popping to Europe and the UK. Jeffrey co-choreographed and featured in the “Smooth Criminal” and “Bad” videos during a creative partnership with The King of Pop that spanned twenty years. They were dance brothers in the spotlight and cousins in real life. Jeffrey showcased the backslide on US TV in 1979 and did the same for UK audiences in 1982. The backslide was renamed by MJ to become an iconic move. JD gained recognition from a young age as one of the most popular dancers on the US TV program Soul Train before presenting the UK version of the show – the 6.20 Soul Train. He went on to star in the original West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, playing Electra. A legendary performer and style icon. Since 1999 JD & Howard have been performing as Shalamar, with Carolyn Griffey joining them in 2001. Follow his career at www.jeffreydaniel.com
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