DJ and producer Skrillex is known for his professionalism and good-natured personality in the electronic music world. In addition, his humanitarian work is now becoming a point of focus to the public. A recent video breaks down Skrillex’s partnership with Bridges For Music, detailing his visit to a town in South Africa.
Bridges For Music is a nonprofit organization that provides musical education for underprivileged communities. It also helps to “bridge socio-economic gaps and support underprivileged artists and social entrepreneurs”.
One of the most notable things that Skrillex says in the video is:
“THE AMAZING PART ABOUT HAVING FAME OR BEING A CELEBRITY IS THE FACT THAT IF YOU HAVE A MESSAGE, PEOPLE WILL LISTEN TO YOU FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE… I THINK MUSIC IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PART BECAUSE IT’S THE ONE THING THAT BRINGS US HERE TO SOUTH AFRICA IN A TOWNSHIP AND WE DON’T EVEN HAVE TO SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE.”
Organizations like Bridges For Music provide opportunity for people to come together with a mutual love for music. Stay tuned for updates on this amazing organization and for other artists’ involvement with it.