Next month, Kiko Ellsworth (ex-Stan, GENERAL HOSPITAL, Jamal, PORT CHARLES) is releasing The Great Awakening, his very first music CD, on iTunes. We knew that Ellsworth is an actor and self-defense instructor, but we didn’t know that he could sing. As it turns out, neither did he! Stranger yet, he discovered it while doing yoga! “In that class, you really work on breathing, meditation, and chanting… with all those things happening, my voice changed and started coming correctly from my diaphragm instead of my throat,” he explains. “We chanted some songs, and it was such an amazing, healing experience.”
Having previously learned to rap for his role in the movie I Am, Ellsworth felt compelled to write and record something inspirational. “I’m rapping, singing, chanting… it’s all mixed together in a very hip, edgy, but also spiritual way,” he previews. What the performer wants fans to know is that he’s using the CD to raise funds for Safe Passage and Operation Skid Row, charities that raise awareness for domestic violence and homelessness, respectively. For more about the music project or to donate to the cause, check out Ellsworth’s intriguing video.
UPDATE: The launch party for Ellsworth’s album will be held at Rain Nighclub in Studio City, CA on Friday, February 1, at 8:00 pm PST. There is a suggested donation of $20. For tickets and more information, click here!