The healing power of music has been used as a therapeutic intervention since the late 18th century and is considered as a tool to fight against the fear of pandemic nowadays. Starting from the very first day of lockdown, people in Italy have been singing in their balconies as they were used to do centuries ago -even the ones that have millions of followers such as the famous Ferragnez family.
As the days go by, this collective singing tradition has become more creative and impressive. As more people have been involved, more sounds have emerged all around us . A compelling example of that was released on the 6th of April by a group of people with different backgrounds. Under the title of “ThesSingers”, 40 people gathered to cover a historical song by Antonis Vardis and Costas Tripolitis.
Within just a few days, their work has reached out more than 4.000 audiences and hundreds of comments that are full of gratitude.
In the meantime, another initiative was about to start on the other side of the Aegean sea. An Istanbul based acapella choir that aims to embody the polyphonic, diverse, and colourful culture of Eurasia has invited everyone to join them with a particular song for an online concert.
Today at 19.30 /CET), the choir will hold an informal Q&A session via a Zoom meeting.
Until the 17th of April, Chromas Choir will receive the online applications through their official page.
Baklava Magcalls everyone to #stayhome and apply for such inspiring gatherings with hope in wherever they are.
Have yourself a sweet quarantine, everyone!