SingingForLife in Attawapiskat
SingingForLove has returned from Attawapiskat! With their hosts, Jackie and Norbert, Rosy and Richard delivered a curriculum celebrating the indigenous contributions and influences on modern popular music, and the power of music and imagination to bring forth hope. Hope was the topic the youth chose to write about. Their song reveals their depth of thought and experience with hope sometimes
realized and sometimes lost—and the power to go forward in either case.
We still need your help! The instruments we took with us are there to inspire the youth, but a large part of the bill is still here with us! We're deeply grateful to everyone who chipped in so far and all of you willing and able to give today. Details of our stay will appear very shortly at the link above, where we'll acknowledge all of our supporters, with a video and soundtrack featuring the kids' activities and their song.
Thanks for contributing to the hopes and dreams of teens in Attawapiskat!
Photos: Norbert Witt, Jackie Hookimaw-Witt and Singing For Love
We're still looking for sturdy drum kits, electric bass, guitar, small amplifiers, skins, string, and—just as importantly—the funds to offset the high cost of shipping them to Attawapiskat, where they'll become a permanent part of the community. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for all this and to keep the kids safe, warm and well fed for learning.