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LDS Teens with Down Syndrome Make History on YouTube

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Three LDS teens with Down syndrome have taken the internet by storm this week, with a beautiful rendition of Disney’s “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana.

Pianists Cambria (16), Joby (16), and Kiley (17), performed a breathtaking rendition of the song, arranged by LDS pianist and entertainer Jason Lyle Black.

“I really wanted to tell a story of individuals with special needs at the piano,” Black relates. “I wanted to demonstrate to others just how incredible these girls are. My goal is for us all to realize the divine potential within ourselves.”

Black arranged the music for the girls, making the video a first in YouTube history, as the first piano trio consisting entirely of members with Down syndrome. The video was released in October to coincide with Down Syndrome Awareness month.

Previously, Black made headlines with a music video of Frozen and of Pixar’s UP, filmed with his grandparents for their 60th wedding anniversary. Black also reached #1 on iTunes and #2 on the Billboard charts with his album of original music, Piano Preludes.

As of this afternoon, “How Far I’ll Go—A Special Piano Trio for Down Syndrome Awareness” already has over 150,000 views on Facebook, with a separate YouTube version having just been released.

For more about Jason Lyle Black, including music videos, concert tour dates, or to book Jason for a performance or speaking engagement, visit www.jasonlyleblack.com. His music can also be streamed on Pandora, Spotify, and other radio platforms.

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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