"I can't move much in this world, and now I have been given the opportunity to move the world... But I can't do it alone". ~ Jade Bell
Jade's new release War Stained Skin is now available for purchase on this link http://jadebellandblindfocus.bandcamp.com/ which also is under "Jade Bell and Blind Focus". All proceeds from both albums go towards establishing and sustaining Salty Rock Music Recording and Mentorship Program
Jade Bell and his friends and family are excited to announce the creation of a long coming dream: Salty Rock Music Mentorship Program!
The program is a non for profit dedicated promoting creativity in Gulf Island youth through an ongoing six month program in which kids are immersed and embraced in the immensely valuable experience of creating music. They will be given a supportive, encouraging environment to honestly express their lives through music, all while building close relationships with mentors, peers, instructors, therapists, artists, musicians and anyone who offers inspiration, guidance and companionship.
Jade is releasing his second album "War Stained Skin" at the Art Spring Theatre on Salt Spring Island, March 28th. This will be a fundraiser for the Salty Rock Music and Mentorship Program, and will be rich in Jade's collaborations with local artists, performing songs from his first, second and a sneak preview to his 3rd album (still in production), a silent auction with an exciting array of prizes and gourmet refreshments offered by Omja Catering.
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We face an incredible epidemic of drug use today. Over 54% of students in grades 7 to 9 report drinking alcohol and 18% have used cannabis. For some young people, what begins as experimentation leads to greater abuse, addiction and even more devastating consequences.
Jade Bell is a powerful and effective "teacher" who uses his own tragic experience to inspire young people to avoid alcohol and drugs. His authentic, charismatic personality causes students to embrace to his message. He offers a truly unique and effective approach to prevention.
Jade Bell overdosed on a lethal injection of heroin, and cocaine, a fateful decision he made under the influence of alcohol. He recalls, "I suffered from 15 minutes of oxygen deprivation and, as a result, I slipped into a coma for a month. When I awoke I could no longer speak, walk, or see, leaving me totally dependent on 24-hour care."
As a result, Jade Bell has a deep understanding of the ghastly effects that drugs have on our bodies and minds. Despite this, Jade's life was transformed, "Out of the depth of my darkness grew a seed of light, of hope, of meaning. I have been given this life for a reason: to dedicate my life to educating youth and parents on the dangers of drug use!"
Jade Bell speaks and presents in a moving and honest way, captivating audiences in schools, theatres and prisons. Over 200,000 students and adults have been moved by his experiences. Jade's presentations have a dramatic effect. The presence of a young man trapped in an immobilized and blind body, whose voice is that of a computer, is compelling to even the most hardened or troubled person. The damaging effects of drug use are all too evident to see. His high-impact anti-drug program changes even the most hardened youth. Many openly weep when they hear his tragic story and vow never to use drugs again.