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Room 217’s Free Music Care Webinar Series

Informative, accessible, and free of charge!

“Learn from experts in diverse music care fields in this monthly series. Each season of the Music Care Webinar Series is curated to bring you an eclectic range of current topics and engaging speakers. From mental health to dementia care, neurological music therapy to end-of-life care, these hour-long sessions cover a broad bandwidth of music’s influence.

Visit our Reference Library. All archived webinars are available for listening at your leisure along with presentation slides, sorted by topic.

The Music Care Webinar Series:

  • takes place the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST
  • are 60 minutes each with a Q&A period
  • have no cost (registration required for each webinar)

Join Us for Our Free Music Care Webinar Series 2020 – 2021

2020

Sept 9: Music in Times of Plague and COVID-19 – Remi Chiu [REGISTER]

Oct 14: Noise Solution: A top 100 performing UK social enterprise discusses its digital music mentoring- Simon Glenister [REGISTER

Nov 11: The hills are alive with the sound of spiritual care: spirituality, music, and palliative care – Bob Tees [REGISTER

Dec 9: Memory Tracks: A Care App to Support People Living with Dementia – Gordon Anderson [REGISTER]

2021

Jan 13: Attention, Memory, and Executive Functions: an introduction to cognitive training techniques with Neurologic Music Therapy – Elizabeth Nightingale [REGISTER]

Feb 10: Hearing Loss Prevention as we Age – Marshall Chasin [REGISTER]

Mar 10: Using Music to Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness in Long-Term Care – Lauren Winemaker, Mara Medeiros, Chelsea Mackinnon [REGISTER]

Apr 14: Scaling Music Care – Bev Foster [REGISTER]

May 12: Working with a multidisciplinary team in brain injury rehabilitation – Justis Krar [REGISTER]

Jun 9: Intergenerational Education and Creative Music Programs – Caroline Brendel Pacheco [REGISTER]”

For more information, please visit: www.room217.ca/music-care-webinars

-from Room 217

2 Rivers Remix Virtual 2020: Free Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture (Sept 4-6)

Buffy Sainte-Marie and a diverse lineup of 33 award-winning and emerging Indigenous artists are all streaming at Virtual 2 Rivers Remix 2020, September 4 • 5 • 6

Now in it’s third year, ’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix has been a FREE multi-day outdoor feast of contemporary Indigenous music and culture hosted by the Nlaka’pamux Nation in ‘Q’emcin (aka the Village of Lytton). 
2RMX 2020 is part of VirtualFeast.ca, a new indigenous-led online platform to highlight and support streaming of contemporary Indigenous performances in the Summer of COVID-19. VirtualFeast.ca provides a single point of reference and discovery for audiences tuned into the burgeoning BC Indigenous music scene. VirtualFeast.ca is collaborative project of BC Indigenous arts presenters including: 2 Rivers Remix Society, Savage Production Society, Full Circle: First Nations Performance, Vines Festival/Resilient Roots.

What:  2 Rivers Remix Virtual 2020 – 3rd annual, 3-day, 33 artist FREE Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture

When:  Streaming Friday Sept. 4, Saturday Sept 5, Sunday Sept. 6 @ 5pm-11pm (each day)

Why:  BC’s Premier Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music… and did we mention it’s ALL FREE!

Who:  33 Contemporary Indigenous Musical Artists performing a wide variety of genres

Where:  Your usual live-streaming platforms

How:  Register for FREE at VirtualFeast.ca! to access exclusive 2RMX streams.”

For more information, please visit: https://2riversremix.ca/

-from 2 Rivers Remix

First Up with RBCxMusic / À l’affiche avec RBC

“To support the Canadian music community during these challenging times, RBC is excited to introduce First Up with RBCxMusic, a series of 30-minute, recorded performances submitted from selected emerging artists across Canada.

Each individual performance will be a part of a cross-country initiative that includes emerging Canadian musicians and recording artists. RBC will provide each selected individual participant with a $1000 reward (or up to $1500 for a group of 2 or more selected participants), promotional support and mentorship opportunities.

Are you ready to show Canada how Music Makes You?

Check out if this opportunity is for you!

For more information: https://rbcxmusicfirstup.ca/


Afin de soutenir le secteur canadien de la musique durant cette période difficile, RBC lance À l’affiche avec RBC, une série de prestations enregistrées de trente minutes d’artistes émergents de partout au Canada.

Chaque prestation fera partie d’une initiative nationale à laquelle participeront des musiciens et artistes émergents canadiens. RBC versera à chaque artiste sélectionné une somme de 1 000 $ (ou une somme pouvant aller jusqu’à 1 500 $ pour un groupe de deux personnes ou plus), et lui fournira du soutien promotionnel et des occasions de mentorat.

Êtes-vous prêt à montrer au Canada comment la musique vous façonne ?

Consultez les détails afin de voir si cette occasion est pour vous !

Pour en savoir plus : https://rbcxmusiquealaffiche.ca/

-source: RBCxMusic

Stay Home Music Activities

Louise Campbell, in Montreal, shares with us a curated list “of links to music activities that are adaptable for 2-5 people in our Stay Home new normal.” Follow the links below for the lists!:

Stay Home Music Activities

At a time when we’re all being asked to Stay Home, I’m sending good vibes in the form of music activities for you and the people you are staying home with. Most of these activities refer to groups of people, but the activities work equally as well with 2-5 people, roughly the number of people in one household. Adapt by reducing the number of parts, and putting one person to a part.

Activities: http://louisecampbell.ca/wp/en/2020/03/20/stay-home-music-activities/

Musique à la maison

À un moment où on nous demande tous de rester à la maison, j’envoie de bonnes vibrations sous forme d’activités musicales pour vous et les gens avec lesquelles vous restez à la maison. La plupart de ces activités se réfèrent à des groupes, mais les activités fonctionnent également avec 2 à 5 personnes, à peu près le nombre de personnes dans un logement. Adaptez les activités en réduisant le nombre de parties et en mettant une personne sure chaque partie.

Les activités: http://louisecampbell.ca/wp/fr/2020/03/20/english-stay-home-music-activities/

Choir!ntine: EPIC Social Distan-Sing-Along! on Facebook Live

“The experts have spoken and we’re seriously taking their advice that sticking close to home, and limiting exposure to other people will help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, it’s been sad to have to postpone gigs in Toronto and around the world. But just because we’re now in a time of “social distancing”, doesn’t mean we can’t hang out, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do this Tuesday!

Where, you ask?
Choir! Choir! Choir!’s FaceBook page!

Presenting:
Choir!ntine” – An EPIC Social Distan-Sing-Along!
Starting at 8pm EST, DaBu will broadcast from their living room and everyone is invited to log on and sing with us. And just like our shows, we’ll hang out, share some laughs and hold our C!ommunity close. Whether you’ve ever come out to Choir! or not, you are invited to join us online.

Here’s what you’ll need to have/do:
-A couple screens close by (e.g. laptop, tablet, phone).
-Download the lyrics included in this invite
-Be ready to sing!

Pretty simple, actually.

Also, you don’t need any special gear. It’s just you, singing in front of your computer/phone. You will be able to comment and chat with us but we obviously won’t be able to see you!
We still recommend you wear clothing!

Here’s the list of songs we will definitely be singing:
-Stand By Me
-You’ve Got A Friend
-Space Oddity
-Wish You Were Here
-Lean On Me
-With A Little Help From My Friends
-Friends (Theme Song)

Here’s a google drive link to the folder with PDFs of all the lyrics for you to download or print off beforehand.”

For more information, please visit the event page.

-from Choir! Choir! Choir!

Call for Artists: SPRINGBOARD World music – 14th edition of Les Sylis d’Or de la musique du Monde

“Submissions for the 14th edition of Les Sylis d’Or de la musique du monde presented by Les Productions Nuits d’Afrique are open until the 1st December.

Live the experience with 35 others artists, be revealed to public, media and musical industry and take a chance to win many prices for a total value of 50 000$.>  Career development assistance, booking, tours, studio hours, photo shoot, live recording, instruments and more. 
Open to any canadian artist related to world music.

More information – www.sylidor.com

Submission – Français – English

Listen to 2019 Winners  –  Compilation Live 

For assistance, please contact Emilie de La Fléchère – programmation & coordination Balattou-Syli d’Or-Festival Nuits d’Afrique – e.delaflechere[at]festivalnuitsdafrique.com”

-from Les Productions Nuits d’Afrique
Read Festival International Nuits d’Afrique’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Jumblies Theatre/ Soundstreams presents: Odaabaanag

“Odaabaanag is a collaborative project between Soundstreams and Jumblies, that bridges contemporary music, community-engaged arts and intercultural creative processes. Join us to hear inter-related works for string quartet and audio track by Melody McKiver and a song cycle by Beverley McKiver, performed by The Gather Round Singers community choir and soloist Nicole Joy-Fraser. Both works are informed by interviews with elders from the composers’ home community of Obishikokaang (Lac Seul First Nation).

Odaabaanag is an Ojibwe word that translates closely to “trains”. With a launchpad of Steve Reich’s Different Trains, which explored Reich’s Jewish heritage and voice excerpts of Holocaust survivors, Odaabaanag draws on cultural memories of Melody and Beverley McKiver, and interviews conducted in their Anishinaabe ancestral home. Their compositions feature the words and voices of Garnet Angeconeb, Josephine King and Tom Chisel.

Saturday November 30th, 7pm
Sunday Dec. 1st, 2pm

Purchase tickets here!

Join us half an hour before each show for a special pre-concert presentation.
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
There will be ASL interpretation and performance at all performances.”

For more information, please visit: soundstreams.ca & jumbliestheatre.org

-from Jumblies Theatre & Harbourfront Centre
Read Jumblies’ Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Profile Highlight: Music From Hope

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

“The Music From Hope program is structured to help participants reflect their culture, find the common points, and integrate with the culture from their new home or community through music.
Our facilitators are trained to establish positive communication, sympathy and empathy with all participants; understanding the group’s needs and reflecting the needs into the program’s planning and activities.
Music From Hope was established in Canada and supported by Sounds of Change Netherlands. Both follow the same structure and planning, with one target: to bring happiness and joy using music as an instrument of healing.”

To read more about Music From Hope, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

HA!Man Canadian Tour: interactive concerts, workshops in spontaneous creativity and multi-artistic collaborations

“HA!Man, South Africa’s spontaneous cellist is in Canada for a four week tour. Billed as one of his country’s “greatest exports” he goes around the world with his unique brand of spontaneous performing on cello, keyboard and smaller instruments, voice, whistling along with original electronic accompaniments. Each performances is different, but covers a full spectrum of musical textures and styles and above all – emotions. In his workshops, he gets kids and adults alike to bring forth hidden talents, stored up feelings and often surprising in-the-moment creations that renders many speechless. Speechless? Well, the term HA! is itself a sign of the limitations of words and mental understanding when it comes to the mysteries of creativity. And that is what he’s dealing with.

Catch his performances (and share the information) in the following places:

Please visit www.hamanworld.com for more information, media and contact info.”

Odaabaanag: a work-in-progress performance (Soundstreams & Jumblies, Toronto)

Odaabaanag’s work-in-progress performance! Featuring: The Gather Round Singers!

Odaabaanag, a collaborative project between Soundstreams and Jumblies, that bridges contemporary music, community-engaged arts and intercultural creative processes, is holding a work-in-progress performance on May 5th at The Arts & Letters Club. Join us to hear excerpts from two new inter-related works: a string quartet with audio track by Melody McKiver and the first in a cycle of songs by Beverley McKiver, performed by The Gather Round Singers community choir. Both pieces are informed by interviews with elders from the composers’ home community of Lac Seul First Nation.

May 5, 2019
The Arts & Letters Club (14 Elm St.)
7:30pm
PWYC at the door

Odaabaanag is a collaboration between Jumblies and Soundstreams, funded by an Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant, to develop and explore collaboration across community arts and contemporary music, as well as across cultures (Indigenous and Settler/Immigrant) and regions (Toronto, Northern Ontario).

For more information, visit: https://soundstreams.ca/odaabaanag/

-from Soundstreams