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Not Immune - Official Music Video

The future of America will not be dictated by one person. As artists, we have the awesome responsibility to create art that reflects the hopes and values we want to see in our nation. Through our collective efforts, we will communally build the world we want to live in.

This video was created by a group of millennials of different ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations: we are black, white, latino, and asian, male and female, a few of us are gay, others straight, some of us are second generation citizens with immigrant parents, some of us have family that been here for hundreds of years. Despite all these differences, we are all American; and more importantly, we are all human.

We are the new America, and through our art we will spread the ideas of radical inclusion and tolerance for all. We will not build up walls because we truly believe we are stronger together.

I hope the story in this video speaks to you, and that it brings you closer to the realization that despite all the ostensible differences, we are actually one.

Composer/Musician/Director/Producer: Andrew Abaria
Videographer: Ian Asbjørnsen
Choreographer: Jenn Rose
Dancers: Chad Allen Ortiz and Kingsley Ibeneche
Special thanks to Josh Hankey

*click on HD to watch in full quality

#music #musicvideo #originalmusic #documentary #dance#contemporarydance #asian #white #back #latino #iloveyorkcity #losangeles#millennial #gay #straight #immigrant #diversity #strongertogether

The Official Champion Music Video has arrived! #championopus1

There's a connectedness that happens when we watch people doing things they absolutely love doing. Seeing other human beings filled with joy and happiness, I think, enables us to more easily see ourselves in others. And as some of us create this positivity for our own lives, it becomes infectious - the rest of us naturally become inspired to create our own joy and happiness too.

The world could use a few more positive images these days, so I am excited to be releasing the music video for a song I wrote called "Champion". I hope this video encourages you to excitedly work on the things you need to work on, rather than focusing on the weaknesses of others. That it urges you to spend time more doing things that you love. That it inspires you to become your best self, because as you become your best self, you are giving others the permission to do the same.

So thank you to the 38 athletes, artists, and survivors featured in this video. I hope your stories transform all of us into more positive, compassionate, and connected people.

CHAMPION cast (in order of appearance):

1. Diane Padre
2. Cissoko Adams
3. Logan Blomquist
4. Jonathan Grant Jackson
5. Zorahgail Balino
6. Garrett Larson
7. Vilte Radzvilaviciute
8. Antwoine "Mr. Man" Dorm Jr. (Antwoine M Dorm)
9. Amanda Patzke
10. Yves Nicollier
11. Matt Lundin
12. Shay Murphy
13. David Nieuwenhuizen
14. Coty Blue Tatge
15. Kapos Dinamic
16. Stefan Mundy
17. Amy Irby
18. Kris Noel
19. Tim Sullivan
20. Jed David
21. Joseph Sison
22. Thanh Vo
23. Antonio J. Martinez
24. MacKenzie Kozlowski
25. Krystal Abaria
26. Alison Sunshine Chavez
27. Lawrence Wood
28. Megan Densmore
29. Adam Bobrow
30. Valley Catholic Volleyball (Tiffany Beth and Becky Kemper)
31. Maura Creighton
32. Laura Wagner
33. Gerwin de Haan
34. D'yan Tee
35. Paul Michael Gibbs
36. Maria Zavala 
37. Ryan Wurz
38. Simo Partinen

Special thanks to: 
Ian Asbjørnsen - video editing
Jonas Petersen - music production
Brian Paturalski - mixing
Reuben Cohen - mastering
Michael Kohl - guitar

Opus 1 ‪#‎Champion‬

‪#‎championopus1‬ ‪#‎mixedmartialarts‬ ‪#‎brazilianjiujitsu‬ ‪#‎triplejump‬ ‪#‎france‬‪#‎trackandfield‬ ‪#‎shotput‬ ‪#‎thrower‬ ‪#‎rugby‬ ‪#‎powerlifting‬ ‪#‎polevault‬‪#‎figureskating‬ ‪#‎iceskating‬ ‪#‎doubleaxel‬ ‪#‎lithuania‬ ‪#‎boxing‬ ‪#‎swimming‬‪#‎freestyle‬ ‪#‎golf‬ ‪#‎switzerland‬ ‪#‎bouldering‬ ‪#‎basketball‬ ‪#‎wnba‬ ‪#‎gymnastics‬‪#‎floorexercise‬ ‪#‎netherlands‬ ‪#‎bodybuilding‬ ‪#‎synchronizedswimming‬ ‪#‎hungary‬#tennis #australia #weightloss #breakdancing #trickrock #karate #folkdance #kayamanannglahi #filipino #filipinofolkdance #philippines #cycling #armynationalguard #armedforces #circus #silks #bodycontortion #contortionist #yoga #backbend #scorpion #triathlon #triathlete #ultramarathon #crossfit #kettlebell #kettlebellsport #tabletennis #pingpong #volleyball #oregon #cancer #cancersurvivor #hockey #canada #hurdles #dance #acrobat #acroyoga #soccer #goalie #dutch #holland #austria

Fore!!! Four more days until the debut of the CHAMPION music video!

Fore! Yes!! 4 more days until the debut of the music video for my song Champion. The piece will feature 38 athletes from all over the world, including funny man golfer  Yves Nicollier   Opus 1  ‪#‎Champion‬    ‪#‎championopus‬  1  ‪#‎golf‬   ‪#‎golfer‬   ‪#‎golfswing‬   ‪#‎anthem‬   ‪#‎music‬   ‪#‎musicislife‬  ‪#‎indiemusic‬   # championopus1   ‪#‎song‬   ‪#‎singer‬   ‪#‎singersongwriter‬   ‪#‎songwriting‬  ‪#‎inspiration‬

Fore! Yes!! 4 more days until the debut of the music video for my song Champion. The piece will feature 38 athletes from all over the world, including funny man golfer Yves Nicollier

Opus 1 ‪#‎Champion‬

‪#‎championopus‬ 1 ‪#‎golf‬ ‪#‎golfer‬ ‪#‎golfswing‬ ‪#‎anthem‬ ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎musicislife‬‪#‎indiemusic‬ #championopus1  ‪#‎song‬ ‪#‎singer‬ ‪#‎singersongwriter‬ ‪#‎songwriting‬‪#‎inspiration‬

HURDLES CHAMPION

Got to work with men's hurdles champion from the Netherlands @gerwin.h @decathlete_gerwin for the Champion video! Opus 1   ‪#‎champion‬   music video coming soon!!   ‪#‎championopus1‬     ‪#‎hurdles‬     ‪#‎trackandfield‬     ‪#‎decathlon‬     ‪#‎music‬  ‪#‎song‬     ‪#‎singer‬     ‪#‎singersongwriter‬     ‪#‎anthem‬     ‪#‎inspiration‬     ‪#‎originalmusic‬

Got to work with men's hurdles champion from the Netherlands @gerwin.h @decathlete_gerwin for the Champion video! Opus 1 ‪#‎champion‬ music video coming soon!! ‪#‎championopus1‬ ‪#‎hurdles‬ ‪#‎trackandfield‬ ‪#‎decathlon‬ ‪#‎music‬‪#‎song‬ ‪#‎singer‬ ‪#‎singersongwriter‬ ‪#‎anthem‬ ‪#‎inspiration‬ ‪#‎originalmusic‬

AMANDA'S CHAMPION MOMENT

CROSSFIT CHAMPION

Portland Show Success!

Portland was a blast! Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support!! Up next - York, PA #music #musicislife #song #singer #singersongwriter #originalmusic #acoustic #acousticmusic #piano #pianist #albumrelease #pdx #pdxmusic #portlandoregon

OPUS 1 - Now on ITunes

Opus 1 is officially available on ITunes!   https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/opus-1-ep/id1114161328   Many talented people were a huge part of this process and deserve a big thank you from me:   Mark Winkler  - my songwriting mentor who constantly pushes me to be lyrically honest and articulate   Rob Seals  - owner of the songwriting school who's lent an ear and provided a safe space for me to write (and re-write) many of these songs   Jamieson Trotter  - teacher extraordinaire who inspires me to create instrumental arrangements that reflect my musical background and strengths   Jonas Petersen  - whose amazing production and mixing skills you'll hear on this album.   Reuben Cohen  - who always does a killer job with mastering and is always a pleasure to work with   Josh Hankey  - who helped me reinvent the sound of this EP and in many ways was my biggest supporter   Chelsea Foster  - who did all the graphic design work, and who I love working with!   Kevin Frenzel  - the best photographer I've worked with who captured the pose on the front cover  And finally to everyone who has supported me over the years in creating this art - thank you. You guys truly inspire me to keep on making music, and none of this would ever be heard without you.   ‪#‎music‬   ‪#‎musician‬   ‪#‎song‬   ‪#‎songwriter‬   ‪#‎acoustic‬   ‪#‎piano‬   ‪#‎pianist‬  ‪#‎singersongwriter‬   ‪#‎musicislife‬   ‪#‎musiclife‬   ‪#‎album‬   ‪#‎DIY‬   ‪#‎indiemusic‬  ‪#‎popmusic‬   ‪#‎pop‬   ‪#‎classical‬

Opus 1 is officially available on ITunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/opus-1-ep/id1114161328

Many talented people were a huge part of this process and deserve a big thank you from me:

Mark Winkler - my songwriting mentor who constantly pushes me to be lyrically honest and articulate

Rob Seals - owner of the songwriting school who's lent an ear and provided a safe space for me to write (and re-write) many of these songs

Jamieson Trotter - teacher extraordinaire who inspires me to create instrumental arrangements that reflect my musical background and strengths

Jonas Petersen - whose amazing production and mixing skills you'll hear on this album.

Reuben Cohen - who always does a killer job with mastering and is always a pleasure to work with

Josh Hankey - who helped me reinvent the sound of this EP and in many ways was my biggest supporter

Chelsea Foster - who did all the graphic design work, and who I love working with!

Kevin Frenzel - the best photographer I've worked with who captured the pose on the front cover

And finally to everyone who has supported me over the years in creating this art - thank you. You guys truly inspire me to keep on making music, and none of this would ever be heard without you.

‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎musician‬ ‪#‎song‬ ‪#‎songwriter‬ ‪#‎acoustic‬ ‪#‎piano‬ ‪#‎pianist‬‪#‎singersongwriter‬ ‪#‎musicislife‬ ‪#‎musiclife‬ ‪#‎album‬ ‪#‎DIY‬ ‪#‎indiemusic‬‪#‎popmusic‬ ‪#‎pop‬ ‪#‎classical‬

1 More Day

Tomorrow my album Opus 1 will be available on ITunes. Thank you to everyone who's supported me in the process. I can't wait to share my art with you all tomorrow.   ‪#‎music‬     ‪#‎musicislife‬     ‪#‎musiclife‬     ‪#‎song‬     ‪#‎songwriter‬     ‪#‎singer‬  ‪#‎singersongwriter‬     ‪#‎voice‬     ‪#‎vocals‬     ‪#‎piano‬     ‪#‎pianist‬     ‪#‎popmusic‬     ‪#‎classical‬

Tomorrow my album Opus 1 will be available on ITunes. Thank you to everyone who's supported me in the process. I can't wait to share my art with you all tomorrow. ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎musicislife‬ ‪#‎musiclife‬ ‪#‎song‬ ‪#‎songwriter‬ ‪#‎singer‬‪#‎singersongwriter‬ ‪#‎voice‬ ‪#‎vocals‬ ‪#‎piano‬ ‪#‎pianist‬ ‪#‎popmusic‬ ‪#‎classical‬