‘I think it’s important to give back’ – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man who has been making music for over 50 years is using music to inspire children.

CBS2’s John Elliott was on “Steppin’ Out” with a story about “Cherish.”

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Kool & The Gang’s Robert “Kool” Bell has a message for COVID.

“Hey, hey, hey, what you have to say, COVID go away, because we want to play,” he said.

Pre-COVID, Grammy AwardsThe winning band has performed over 100 concerts per year.

“We have fans all over the world. I mean, we play everywhere from Africa to Asia,” Bell said. “We even played behind the Iron Curtain once… Those fans, they love us and they want to see us.”

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Second, the tireless troubadour made a different kind of music, ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange to advertise Kool Kids Organization, using music to educate, motivate and inspire children to do more and more.

“I think it’s important to give back to children because children are our future,” Bell said.

Bell’s music in his youth shaped his lifelong passion.

“I started when I was 14, so I was a kid,” he said. “I’ll go see Temptations, or Smokey. I would say, “Well, maybe one day we will.”

Today, he attributes the band’s continued appeal across generations to some of their hits fading. The Muppets did “Jungle Boogie” and “Celebration.”

From making music as a kid in the ’60s, to helping kids use music to enrich their lives now, Robert “Kool” Bell doesn’t stop celebrating.

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https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/12/01/kool-and-the-gang-robert-bell-music-kids/ ‘I think it’s important to give back’ – CBS New York

Aila Slisco

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