Young Athletes in Motion

By November 19, 2020 No Comments

In celebration of World Children’s Day 2020, Hip Hop Public Health and Special Olympics are proud to announce the world premiere of our new music and movement video, Young Athletes in Motion. Featuring 100+ young athletes representing 28 countries, our latest resource promotes fitness and health by inspiring children and families with and without intellectual disabilities to warm-up, cool down and stay active during the pandemic as we transition more and more into remote and blended learning environments.

Composed by multiplatinum producer Q. Worthy, the lively music video is a remix of songs from our Move to Improve: World Beats album which takes you on a musical trip around the world with Hip Hop, Pop, Bollywood and Afro beats as well as the smooth sounds of steel drums, reggae, LoFi and Latin-inspired rhythms. Paired with encouraging instructional voiceovers and positive shout-outs, the 8-minute music video features children and families showcasing their best dance and exercise moves.

Hip Hop Public Health and Special Olympics crowd-sourced cell phone videos from across the globe and countries represented in the music video include Australia, Bahrain, China, Chinese Taipei, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Mongolia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Senegal, Serbia, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. U.S. states represented include Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Learn more about Hip Hop Public Health’s partnership with Special Olympics to fight childhood obesity through inclusion and dance.