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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

SA Moves Workshop: Spirit of Africa (Scarborough Arts)

« Spirit of Africa is a fun, exciting, interactive workshop that uses dance movement, music, and song to tell the story of the African people. Participants will learn about how the everyday lives of African people transfers through the arts, where examples of their daily activities, values and customs are portrayed. This workshop consists of a series of movements and song and drum rhythms from different parts of West Africa, followed by a formal instruction of a traditional dance piece, and ending with a “cookup”, where participants are able to freely express themselves. Participants should dress comfortably, be prepared to dance barefoot, and ready to have fun!

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop* 

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Born on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, Lesley Waldron started her journey in dance at the tender age of 5. She has trained in Modern, Caribbean Folk, and African Dance. In 1993, she joined the Ghanaian group Sankofa Drum and Dance Ensemble. In the Twi language, “Sankofa” means “go back and retrieve”; which is exactly what Lesley did, travelling to Ghana in 2007 to obtain a degree in West African dance and community development. Today, Lesley’s goal is to use the arts as a tool to educate young minds and inspire youth to elevate themselves.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019.
For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019″

-from Scarborough Arts

Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects (Ontario Arts Council)


« Purpose
The program supports northern Ontario Indigenous presenters to produce music events in or around their communities.

Priorities
The program’s priorities are to:

  • strengthen and develop a northern network of Indigenous presenters
  • create opportunities for northern audiences to engage in music events
  • support opportunities for musicians from all regions to present in the north

Deadline Dates
November 29, 2018, 1 p.m. ET

Applications are available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
Grant results will be available approximately four months after the application deadline.

Grant amount(s)
Indigenous Presenters in the North: Music Projects – maximum $5,000
Important: Due to the number of applications received and the limited funds available, grants awarded may be smaller than the amount requested. »

For more information on this grant program and to apply, please visit Ontario Arts Council.

-from Ontario Arts Council website

Profile Highlight: Margaret’s – Expressive Arts

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.

« Since 2014, Margaret’s Expressive Arts Group has held space for modelling healthy relationships through community building activities such as creative writing, table top plays, call and response songs about our day, dance challenges, community painting, banner-making to celebrate diverse cultures/events, art exhibitions and the drumming group. In the walking group we pay attention to the changes in the neighbourhood, seasons and ourselves as we head to other Drop-Ins to visit. We have partnered with the Toronto Animated Image Society on an animated movie. We support community projects as well. »

To read more about Margaret’s Expressive Arts Group, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map