'Musicians and Yogis on Call' (MYC) is a volunteer outreach program whereby musicians and yogis offer their skills to entertain, inspire, heal, educate and empower those in need. This project is to launch MYC in Sydney, Singapore, Bali and Tamil Nadu (India) in 2014.
We are looking for volunteer musicians/yogis, volunteer guides, program coordinators and health facilities, orphanages and schools who wish to receive the benefits of this program.
We have written a collection of songs ready
for recording! Support us in creating our first not-for-profit A SOUND LIFE CD entitled 'A Sound Earth'. The songs are family friendly, intelligent, light-hearted and catchy
appealing to children and adults alike. 'A Sound Earth' contains themes of
environmental awareness and the inter-connectedness of all creations with
upbeat songs about loving nature, animals and humanity. We also include
soothing, beautiful songs about emotional awareness, creating healthy
self-esteem and loving ourselves.
This project is part of the Creative Education Program to deliver a series of CDs that are educational, inspirational, entertaining and healing. The series will be distributed freely to the projects we are working on. Other organizations supporting those in need can also apply to A SOUND LIFE to receive these CDs freely. The CDs will also be available for sale on our website and worldwide as means to create revenue for ongoing A SOUND LIFE projects.
1. Green Green World
2. We Are One
3. Spirit Bones
4. Good Night Lullaby
5. Moon Song
6. For No Reason
7. Perfect To Me
8. Nam Nam Iki Iki
9. Let It Out
10. Pyar Pyar Pyar
11. Mirror Mirror
12. Sleep Lullaby
13. Doggie Dog
14. Light Love Life
A SOUND LIFE has partnered with Gaia Foundation in North Bali to establish a Sound School in the village communities surrounding Tejakula. Underpinning the performance arts, and forming a core part of the sacred arts of Bali, is the Balinese symphony orchestra, the “Gamelan”. It is essentially percussive, that serves to accompany various art forms such as dance and Balinese opera (wayang wong), but comes into its own during religious festivals, where it draws upon an extensive repertoire of sacred music. Over time, the art of gamelan is becoming weaker as young people turn to more modern forms of music.
To ensure the continued existence and vibrancy of gamelan, we propose to establish a Gamelan Music School in Tejakula to provide access for young students to learn this vital art. Few if any schools can afford their own gamelan orchestra, which means students with interest and talent generally do not have the opportunity to learn gamelan.
Our objectives are:
1. Fund a full gamelan orchestra set to facilitate young people who have the desire and talent to learn gamelan.
2. Create a structured training program that is free to all to encourage a new generation of gamelan players to continue the preservation of the art of gamelan and especially its traditional sacred repertoire of Tejakula village.
3. Build an agreement with eight schools in Tejakula village to make Gamelan as an extracurricular offering to young students, subject to standard school assessment.
4. Create a platform for the students to perform the Gamelan art locally and internationally. Students will be provided a solid grounding in traditional works and techniques, while introducing them to new, creative forms of expression.
Music, art and culture is the soul of Bali. By giving youth the opportunity to go deeper into their own artistic heritage teaching, we remind them of their roots and we help preserve the soul and sacredness of the island, while ensuring that Bali can draw from new energies to continually revitalize its being.
For detailed information, please read our Tejakula Sound School Business Plan.