THE MOUTHFUL WAY (BLOG)
Exciting new research project capturing some amazing stories about why people sing
Get singing with Mouthful in the Tees Valley for Festival of Thrift 2017....
Dave's new weekly choir at the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth
It's our last morning in São Paulo, and as we pack our cases for the long haul flight back to the UK, there's time for a moment of reflection on everything that's happened over the last week. As in any significant exchange with other humans, no-one leaves unchanged by the encounter.
There have been many bridges built this week: a platform for the young people in the coral to spread their wings and soar; a strengthening of the bonds between them as a group; an international bridge connecting art and artists with a common purpose to use music as a social 'good'; new connections, ideas and possibilities; new friendships and partnerships; stronger connections for all of us who share a passion for the power of music to transform lives.
Music, movement and mashups......
It's amazing how songs have the power to transcend time and space - there have been a few moments this week when we've been struck by how the simple act of singing together can make and sustain profound connections between people, and how songs' meanings' can change, grow and evolve over time with the people who sing them.
We make the road by walking...
t's very hard to know where to start to begin to explain what an inspiring day we've had!