September 16, 2019

Jamie Foxx Moved By Shalva Band Eurovision Performance

Screenshot from Facebook

After discovering Shalva Band’s Eurovision Semifinals performance of “A Million Dreams” singer and actor Jamie Foxx shared the video on Facebook July 23.

He shared the video with his nine million followers because the band, which is composed of singers and musicians with special needs, struck a chord.

“This is so beautiful and close to my heart,” Foxx wrote. “As many of you know, my sister is the face of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. What an inspiring group of talented young men and women!”

Shalva, the Israel Association for Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, provides quality care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting social tolerance. The organization became known all around the world following the 2019 Eurovision competition in Tel Aviv.

“Shalva Band is having a huge impact and prompting real societal change,” says Avi Samuels, Chairman of Shalva said in a statement. “At Shalva we always talk about seeing abilities and discerning potential. Every time I watch them perform on stage in front of communities, business groups, or even kids, I see them conveying the paramount message that people with disabilities are actually people with very special abilities.”