“Love Is Stronger Than Smoke and Fire,” a recently released song written and recorded by San Francisco singer-songwriter Sydney Brown and Grammy-winning Bay Area producer Narada Michael Walden, is raising money to benefit victims of California’s fires from late last year.
Brown is the 16-year-old daughter of Willie Brown, former San Francisco mayor and California State Assembly speaker. Walden has been a successful and prominent musician, singer and songwriter for more than three decades.
See the video, which shows Brown against a background of scorched ruins and includes footage from the Sonoma County, Napa County and Los Angeles fires, here:
Can't see it? You can also watch the video on YouTube here.
Brown started her singing career in 2009 and began writing her own music last year. She met Narada in 2010 and began performing with him at his Spring Fling with Strings concert. The young singer also has been in 10 productions by various local theater companies of Broadway musicals.
In collaboration with the YouCaring website and the Red Cross, Brown has designated that all proceeds from the single will go to both Northern and Southern California fire victims. Within 48 hours of launching her YouCaring fundraising campaign, an initial goal of $5,000 was met. For more information, go to youcaring.com/sydneybrownmusic.
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