This contest is open to individuals and dance groups.


Click the link below to view the video of "Superman 1,2,3 Away" by SPECIAL
Learn the dance moves and shoot a video of you or your group performing the dance
If you live in New York City, New Jersey or Long Island upload the video to the Music Brings Life Facebook page.
If you live in the Capital District (Upstate New York) upload the video to the Facebook page of our partner, Hot 99.1 FM.
When you upload your video be sure to include your name and contact information (phone and/or e-mail)

When one unit of blood is donated, it gets broken into three components that can be used to help as many as three patients. You are a hero when you donate blood because you are helping save lives.  Special's original song "Superman 1,2,3 Away supports Music Brings Life and it's slogan "Heroes Donate Blood".

Music Brings Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that educates young people in the Black, Latino and Caribbean communities about the importance of donating blood.  We hold "blood awareness concerts" featuring influential musical artists and performers to inspire and generate donors. Additionally, we facilitate the donation process by partnering with blood collection organizations.

Our approach to generating donors has been successful. Thanks to support from community leaders, Music Brings Life has raised over 3,000 units of lifesaving blood over the past four years.  Here in 2014 we are working with our partners -- the American Red Cross, Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams -- to continue our mission.

My name is Keenan "Special" Bristol and I am an actor, dancer and rapper of Caribbean descent who was born and lives in Brooklyn, NY. My passion for music and my passion for helping people is what led to the creation of Music Brings Life.

It was clear to me that in order to make people want to donate blood we first need to get their attention. As a performer, I felt I could accomplish this through music. In 2010, I organized a blood drive at Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn, during which I played music and got the crowd energized in my role as emcee. Basically I turned the blood drive into a party. Numerous people came over to me and said they were so attracted by the energy of the event that they donated blood that day. I knew I was on to something and that's when I started Music Brings Life.