Musical Performances

We believe in the power of music as a universal and ultimately unifying force. Music has played a large part in the One World Sight Project, which was inspired by One Spirit, a song about the plight of the blind written by OWSP Founder Richard Weiss, MD in 1988. We’ve also previously partnered with musicians to help bring attention to the plight of the needlessly blind. From blind acapella group Outasight to the folksy acoustic hillbilly rock of the Schubert Bros. Band and the smooth rock vocals of Jimmy Hopper, our musical guests have given their time and talent to help bring an end to curable blindness.

We’re excited to share with you some clips and performances from a few of the events we’ve held.

One Spirit – Piano version with lyrics and brief introduction by Dr. Weiss

One Spirit – listen to Dr. Weiss’ song that inspired the creation of One World Sight Project!  This version was arranged and sung by Jimmy Hopper a.k.a. ‘The Voice!” The image is an original, created by Jimmy’s daughter when she was a young child!

Tommy’s World – Watch this video that was inspired by the work done by One World Sight Project and other NGOs. The song was written and sung by Derek Welsh, son of Bob Welsh MD.  As it happens, Dr. Welsh (who helped build the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine and founded the Welsh Cataract Congress) was an early OWSP Advisor.

Pianist Gary Matsumoto performs ‘Angel Eyes’ for the Eyes of Africa II webathon.

Vocalist Jimmy Hopper performs “You Are So Beautiful” during the Eyes of Africa II event.

Blind acapella group Outasight sings “I See Through the Eyes of My Friends” for the Eyes of Africa II Webathon.

Outsight sings the classic soul hit “Under the Boardwalk” for the Eyes of Africa II webathon.

Renowned singer Jimmy Hopper sings a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” for the Eyes of Africa II webathon.

Rockabilly group Schubert Bros. Band plays the song “Troublin’ Minds” for the Eyes of Africa II webathon.

Other Audio

A headshot of Dr. Bjorn TyleforsListen to Dr. Bjorn Tylefors, then-Manager for the World Health Organization (WHO) program for the Prevention of Blindness, as he makes an appeal to Stevie Wonder for his support, after which Stevie joined us as a One World Sight Project Special Advisor!