By Katie Brace, WBZ-TVBy Katie Brace

BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Children’s Chorus paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a concert on Monday.

For the high school seniors who sing with the choir, this year’s concert held a deeper meaning.

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“Using music as a catalyst to create social change,” said Nafia Wara.

“Make a difference I think that’s what this concert is all about,” said Ateha Bailly.

They followed the recent events in Ferguson and New York, and the protests across the country. Hours before the concert a march and die-in was held in Boston.

Bailly is from Upton and said he is familiar with racial profiling. He said there is a voice missing from the current protests. “What’s missing is people like me – young people who are actually standing in the towns who have experience with the profiling,” said Bailly.

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Jessie Rubin attends Cambridge Rindge and Latin. She said she participated in past “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations.

“I think it’s really important, especially young people, take to the streets when there is injustice in the world because we’re the ones who will have to live in this world in the future,” said Rubin.

As one group each coming from a different background, they sang honoring Dr. King and his message.

“What he fought for really isn’t over, and it’s something that we all really need to keep on thinking about,” said Wara

And, they realized they too have a voice.

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“It shows as young adults as young people we have a voice and we can do something. We can sing through art and music,” said Bailly.