The ‘Uniting the Commonwealth through music during COVID-19’ project is inviting applicants from each of the 54 member countries of the Commonwealth to step forward and demonstrate the positive power of music via a global virtual event that aims to bring people closer together during times of social distancing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of struggle and hardship with nearly all aspects of our daily lives experiencing change as a consequence. Social lives and everyday interactions have suffered and many of the things we love have been put on hold. That is why an emphasis on our own wellbeing and mental health is important now more than ever. One of the ways we can do that — is with music.
“Whether you are in your village playing for no other reason than that you love it, or in a city singing at the end of a long day’s work, we want to hear you,”said Founder and artistic director of the Ensemble Léonie Adams.
“Music has the ability to communicate the unspoken feelings of these challenging and uncertain times, we celebrate the contribution of the arts, music and culture in healing and inspiring the human spirit, even as we focus on rebuilding our lives and the society,” said Layne Robinson, Commonwealth Secretariat head of social policy.
Applicants will perform over a track produced by the Dionysus Ensemble, with whom the Commonwealth Secretariat has partnered with for this “inclusive and intergenerational” project.
Founder and artistic director of the Ensemble, Léonie Adams, views music as a universal language whereby everyone can communicate and share “understanding, solace and jubilance.”
“Whether you are in your village playing for no other reason than that you love it, or in a city singing at the end of a long day’s work, we want to hear you,” said Founder and artistic director of the Ensemble Léonie Adams.
The Commonwealth is a global voluntary association of 54 countries with a population of 2.4 billion people both from developed and developing countries. Although from different backgrounds, the goal to obtain justice, human rights, and to address global threats remain the same.
Not even social distancing can keep the world’s nations from coming together.
To find out more about the event, click here.