Freedom Arts - The MoM Edition
Freedom Arts is a creative outlet for children and youth in various schools, communities and festivals throughout BC.
With the support of Barefoot Caravan members and guest artists, participants of all skill levels have the opportunity to learn djembe (hand drum) techniques and rhythms.
They are guided through the songwriting process as they write and perform their own songs at this year’s MoM Festival.
Freedom Arts is a program that also encompasses various aspects of production.
Freedom Arts engages participants in the facilitation of all the roles necessary to put on a great show.
“We are highly adaptable human beings!”Each program is unique to the group dynamic, synergy and interests of the participants. As much as this program is facilitated, Freedom Arts is in fact led and directed by the participants as they design their showcase to suit their interests.
With Special Guest Presenter: George Leach
Songs appear out of thin air, seemingly from nowhere but actually from all around us. The greatest of these seem to have always been there, carrying in them something true and universal that connects at a depth beyond language. Songwriters accomplish a strange magic in pulling them from the ether. By doing so, they give voice to their feelings and experiences, and in turn, ours too. Their songs tell our story and provide the soundtrack to our lives. George Leach is one of these magicians. His dedication to songcraft is evident throughout his career, and nowhere more so than on his latest collection of songs, Surrender, out now.
George will present a one hour session on Thursdy afternoon titled: Follow Your Dream
Day Camp Information:
Dates: Wednesday, August 17th & Thursday, August 18th
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Fort St James Fairgrounds – The Clubhouse
Performance: Festival Main Stage
Show Time: Saturday, August 20th – 12pm
Rehearsal Time: Saturday, August 20th – 10am
On site facilitator contact:
Angela Roy - 250-212-7594
Steve Gosselin – 250-550-5334
Lionel Conant – 250-996-1897