Going To America

Using posterized versions of my own and family photographs (and a few that I licensed) from the 1940s to the present of Americans and the moving words on American monuments and buildings wedded to my award-winning original song, I hoped to present a positive future for our nation.

  • David S. Goldman
    Music CDs "Summer With Juliet" & "Light In The Tunnel"; Digital Single Release: "Going To America"
  • David S. Goldman
    Original Songs for Music CDs "Summer With Juliet" & "Light In The Tunnel"; Digital Single Release: "Going To America"
  • David S. Goldman
    Music CDs "Summer With Juliet" & "Light In The Tunnel"; Digital Single Release: "Going To America"
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Slide Show of Still Photos
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Music Recording of "Going To America" won the GOLD AWARD Folk-Rock/Americana/Roots Rock Category 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest by Songwriters Association of Washington.
Director Biography - David S. Goldman

David S. Goldman is an award-winning & world-traveled multi-lingual singer/songwriter who performs in a wide variety of genres and languages, including Blues, Latin, Acoustic Folk Rock, Pop/Jazz and World.

David is slated to make his Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall this coming April with various other artists. He has opened for Kenny Loggins at Tarrytown Music Hall and Klezmer maestro Andy Statman at Irvington Town Hall Theatre, and has performed at the Pleasantville Music Festival Main Stage, Paramount Theatre in Peekskill, Tribeca Arts Center, Bitter End and many other venues. His CDs have received extensive national and international radio airplay. He was asked to recite an original poem for Deepak Choprah’s CD and book release “Home” in New York City. His latest digital single release, “Going To America” won the Gold Prize in the Folk-Rock/Americana/Roots Rock category of the 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest. He has also won various Billboard and Great American Song Contest awards.

David’s music has been placed in NBC Olympic broadcasts, numerous cable television and international airlines outlets and had the featured song over the closing credits of the English short film “End of the Tour” directed and produced by Richard D. Kinsella, which made its debut at Cannes and won "Best Film" honors in the People's Choice Awards.

David is also one of the executive producers of Producer Charles R. Hale’s 2019 concert series “Classically Exposed, From Carnegie Hall To The Cell” at the Cell Theater in New York City. Among those featured in the series was recent Grammy nominee Nicole Zuraitis. He has been Musical Director and performer in Charles R. Hale’s “History of the Music of the Lower East Side” ensemble productions at the Tribeca Theater and American Irish Historical Society. He is currently working on ––and performing excerpts of––his multi-media memoir and musical of living in India for two years studying music and language.

Of Jewish, Sicilian and Albanian background, David S. Goldman grew up in a house rich with classical, opera, popular, blues and international folk music. David’s musical influences and tastes run from Stevie Wonder, Howlin’ Wolf and Rolling Stones to Ravi Shankar and Italian tenor Carlo Buti.
David studied music, language and photography for three and a half years in India (Sitar and Vocal), Japan (Lute, Koto, and Vocal) and Mexico. He has also traveled in Italy, South Korea, Portugal, Spain, Holland, Turkey, England and France as well as in the American Southwest.

"David Goldman has a gift for channeling his love of the whole wide world of music into well-crafted songs, and he has the voice to do those songs justice."—John Platt, WFUV 90.7FM

“Few people on this earth were born to sing, but lucky for us, David Goldman is one of them.” ––Christine Lavin

World Music Multiple Grammy Winner Ricky Kej on ‘Summer With Juliet’ CD: “Bravo! David Goldman always blows me away with his voice...This album is chock full of some truly inspired and brilliant songs in a variety of languages. Goldman does full justice to all the songs and left me wanting more.”

"Summer With Juliet is truly wonderful, full of that all-too-rare quality of vision meeting craft and giftedness head on…. The world will always need…music written with depth of soul, character and heart. David Goldman's voice is beautiful, his lyrics surprising, his range impressive, and the record stays with you…" Rob Mathes, songwriter, performer, arranger. (Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Sting, Bonnie Raitt, etc.)

“Summer with Juliet is one of those rare works in which what may seem to be disparate parts meld into a compelling statement of beauty and wonderment…. accomplishing a travelogue of sorts that would cause envy in some of the pop world’s most notorious border crossers, such as Sting, Paul Simon and David Byrne.” Tom Staudter, Croton Gazette “On The Beat”

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Director Statement

The song recording of "Going To America" won the 2016 GOLD AWARD Folk-Rock/Americana/Roots Rock Category 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest by Songwriters Association of Washington.
When I visited Washington D.C. a few years ago for the first time in decades, I was inspired by the power of the moving words on our nation’s most important buildings, monuments and war memorials––words about democracy, justice, freedom, independence and equality. I couldn’t help but feel we all need to remind ourselves of the profound meaning of those words, of who we say we are, and re-dedicate ourselves to those cherished ideals. This song embodies my deepest hopes for all that America can be.