through the power of music
Sing the Change creates & offers entertaining & empowering experiences for people using the power of music. Songwriting and self expression are powerful transfomative tools that are normally in the hands of musicians and singers for the purpose of entertainment. Sing the Change has made the many benefits of songwriting and singing, accessible to non musicians through an engaging process to suit the needs of different particpants such as schools, business and community.
Sing the Change uses the power of music, songwriting and singing to motivate people to find their common ground connect with each other. Diversity is experienced as an asset that enriches the whole group. Different personalities, cultures, roles and talents are experienced as strengths and celebrated in a fun and creative way. This feeling of connection within the group brings about the feeling of belonging and purpose. When people feel they belong, they can access their voice and purpose feel happy to participate and share themselves with others. The process allows everyone a chance to express themselves while stepping out of their comfort zone, to learn something new about themselves and their group. People leave the experience feeling invigorated, confident and inspired.
Sing the Change was launched under the Youth Development program in February 2015 at the "Valentine under the Stars " concert at the Castle of Good Hope. Learners from Camps Bay High School represented the Sing the Change choir and performed an orchestrated version of the Sing The Change theme song, "Hear our Minds". This original song came out of Laura Santoni's first workshops with the Grade 7 learners of Ellerton Primary School, Sea Point Cape Town, in 2011. The song expresses children's desire to be heard and have a voice in todays world. On this occasion, Katlego Maboe and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra collaborated with Sing the Change to share this important message and help give credibility and importance to our youths longings.
Why Music ?
Music is a powerful universal language that is heartfelt, heartdriven, moving us from the inside out, available to everyone, without prejudice. It is accessible to all regardless of culture, age, gender and religion. Its transformative powers breaks down barriers, inspire us to bypass our differences and take us to a place where all people can connect, to the heart of what really matters.
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." - Plato
"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
"Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice. Such is the power of music." - Mandela
"It is the power of music to carry one directly into the mental state of the composer." - Beethoven
"The 60's was the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together." - Neil Young
"Music creates order out of chaos; for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous. Thus a confusion surrenders to order and noise to music, and as we through music attain that greater universal order... direction is supplied to mere repetitious time..." - Yehudi Menuhin
Valentines Under the Stars Concert 2015, Castle of Good Hope Cape Town. Sing the Change choir represented by Camps Bay High and year 12 soloist Bongiwe Mngomezulu is accompanied by Katlego Maboe and singing an original song "Hear our minds. "