This workshop is not your regular sing-along; activities include singing songs with and without words, playing drums, kazoos and shakers and making up new songs. You can also request your favourite song and share a story with others as you experience the joy and the power of music. Group leaders Chris White and Moe Archambault use rhythm, song, gesture, dance, and humour to engage participants in the spirit of friendship and fun.
The Musical Connections series provides an opportunity for people living with dementia and their friends and family to experience a live, in-person or virtual musical performances.
Chris is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and performer. He co-founded the Ottawa Folk Festival in 1993 and has served as Artistic Director for 16 years. Among our participants, Chris is famous for his engaging and infectious stage presence through which he always gets his audiences to sing along enthusiastically. He has also released three albums of original songs – “I’m a Poet… and I’m Aware of It”, “Inner Voice”, and “Music All Around”.
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