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Music Speaks 2010 to be Held on Nov 6th

Music Speaks 2010 to be Held on Nov 6th

By toksala | October 26, 2010

Music Speaks, a concert series started by AJ Rafael to help raise Autism awareness on behalf of the Autism Speaks organization, is all set for November 6th at the Anaheim Heritage Forum in California.

This year brings another packed roster with veteran groups Devotion, JRA, Passion, Leejay, Jennifer Chung, Paper Dolls, and, of course, the AJ Rafael Band and more are all slated to perform for the event. Not only that, but Traphik and Angie Girl will be the hosts. It’s shaping up to be an awesome night full of awesome guests for an awesome cause.

Not only that but there’s a way you can be a part of it too. Similar to ISA’s Breakout Performer contest, AJ & Company is holding a contest for a winner to perform on stage at the event too. Don’t miss this event!

Music Speaks 2010:

As some of you may know, Music Speaks is a project I started to help raise autism awareness through the power of music and bringing people together. Music Speaks 2009 was a concert series that brought in over $8,000 to the Autism Speaks organization for the Walk for Autism in November that same year. This year TEAM MUSIC SPEAKS is hoping to exceed that mark.

My dad, who died in 1999, directed choirs his whole life after high school. One of those choirs was Sanlahi, and they won many choir competitions and awards. I formed a choir just like his, MoVal Concert Chorale, with 15 of my friends in 2006 and created a family. Until today, MVCC is still together (over 25 members) and singing loud and proud. I direct this choir to bring and keep music into my friends’ lives. It’s taking ‘jamming’ to a different level.

This year, I want to bring something different to the stage. While having MVCC on that stage won’t be too different from benefit concerts I’ve put together in the past, having you on that stage will be. I am inviting YOU to Music Speaks this year in a competition for charity. The proceeds of the concert as a whole will go to benefit Autism Speaks, while the grand prize is $1000 with half of it going to a charity of the winning group’s choice.

MVCC, UbeTunes, & myself will be hosting this awesome event/choir competition. This wonderful night of music will include performances by my band, MVCC, & special guest judges. I can’t wait to share with you who they are, and most of all I can’t wait to hear what you can bring to the stage.

The date of the event is November 6th, 2010 and will be held at the Heritage Forum in Anaheim, CA.We have started selling ALL-ACCESS tickets immediately, with only 25 available. Perks include:
** FULL behind-the-scenes access to rehearsals (day before show)
** Dinner with AJ and Music Speaks team after rehearsals
** FULL backstage access during show
** Front-row seating at show
** Get them before they sell out at

Please find the information regarding this competition for charity below. Good luck! =)

God bless,
AJ Rafael


Sing, Rap, Dance, or Instrumental

First Round – YouTube Submission

Name your video “Music Speaks 2010: Audition – [Title of group & song]”

Brief Explanation of a charity close to your heart

Provide contact email in video description

Deadline is October 20th, 2010

Remember, “likes” and comments help us with the choosing process!

Second Round – Music Speaks: 2010 Stage

The top 5 groups will compete the night of November 6th, 2010 in Anaheim, CA

Prepare one song under 5 minutes

2 groups chosen by the judges will move on

Third Round – Performance Finale

Another performance under 5 minutes

Audience vote determines the winner

Grand prize $1000 with half going to a charity of your choice, an opportunity to open for Music Speaks: Bay Area in 2011, and more to be announced!!! =)

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please

Please reblog and share and retweet and post on your facebooks etc etc, and if you can’t join the competition, let your talented friends know about this awesome opportunity =]


Music Speaks Logo Contest:

Submit your entries to with the subject line LOGO . make it at least 640x480px please =) thank you! just the words: Music Speaks

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