How can we teach children that music is a space where all people are welcome? How can we lift up voices instead of suppressing them in a world that talks about openness and inclusivity but often falls short? How can we use our own voices to effect change?
Feelings and emotions are the glue of the human experience. And the unfailing conduit for linking us to who we always were, and will be, is music. It has existed along with humanity predating traumas like war, slavery, and injustice.
From the May 2019 issue of EMAg The important thing about early music is that humans do it. It is true that it is beautiful and can soothe the soul,
Life in the arts is never easy, of course, but lately I’ve seen and heard so many of my fellow musicians crying out for help, not just financially but existentially.