Numerous research studies have been done that prove what people intrinsically know, that group singing is important for both physical and emotional help. How can we create community singing spaces as we unravel from this pandemic? How can we encourage people to participate in family-focused community singing?
Our panelists, Joanie Calem, Sally Rogers and Jane Sapp, will share their experience and ideas of how to keep our communities singing despite Covid.
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Joanie Calem is a folk musician, singer/songwriter, storyteller and inclusion advocate for audiences of all ages. Her goal has always been to invite her audiences to share in creating community through singing together, and to that end she looks for songs that are either familiar or songs that can easily be learned on the spot. Echo songs, zipper songs and call and response songs are particular favorites of hers for community singing.
Sally Rogers began her career as a full-time touring musician in 1979, after encouragement from Stan Rogers, the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter. That was followed by an invitation from Garrison Keillor to appear on A Prairie Home Companion. She appeared more than a dozen times on that show, in the wake of 14 recordings. Her travels have taken her to Europe, China, Hungary and Poland, and across the United States.
Much of Rogers’ time is spent teaching music in the public schools as an artist-in-residence. Her gorgeous singing voice, boundless energy and good humor are welcomed from coast to coast.
Jane Sapp has dedicated her life to making music that heals, inspires, and liberates. Her work reveals the power of creativity to invite people to imagine a better world, to build a sense of community, to find voice and agency, to heal, and to hope.
Jane also believes in the power of communities to identify and solve problems, so her strategies for change involve creating spaces where people can experience themselves in community, build trust, solve problems and beautify their lives. Whether Jane is leading a chorus, teaching a class, performing on stage or facilitating a group, it is this belief in the power of community that animates her work.
Jane’s book, Let’s Make a Better World, has an accompanying podcasts where she explores the power of making music together as a possibility that people can see themselves creating a just and equitable world together.