BuildaBridge International presents Tones of Home, a concert and art-making series for the people of Philadelphia. Tones of Home brings together musicians from diverse backgrounds to amplify the sounds of an united culture against the cacophonous sounds of hate, racism and bigotry. In addition to the concert, BuildaBridge invites concert goers to participate in community arts programming (music, movement, fine arts, etc) prior to the show. Collaborative art-making helps make better community. Join us. All ages welcome!
In partnership with Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Professions, BuildaBridge International establishing, PhilaSing, a community choir. PhilaSing uses the power of song to bring people together. Professional, amateur and shower stall singers are invited to join this community choir, all are welcome. This will be PhilaSing’s first performance since beginning last Winter.
Orchestral Dialogues: Accepting Self, Accepting Others is a youth orchestra project that facilitates resilience, self-efficacy, a vision for their future, the ability to build bridges of peace and hope, and develop skill to make music “in unity”. The program engages the children in two ways: first, through music and second, through dialogue workshops which incorporate the arts. Orchestral Dialogues in based in Northwest Philadelphia and draws from students population near around Germantown. Tones of Home will feature staff and students from OD.
Alex Morano (forthcoming)
Nathalie and David
Talie is a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her music, a mixture of Haitian folk and soul music, is a testament to the two culture that have shaped her as an artist and woman. Accompanied by her trusty guitar, Talie brings a fresh new sound to the Philadelphia music scene.
David is a pianist, singer, songwriter, vocal coach, and researcher, and he believes in the creative and transformative power of empathy and compassion. He uses sound as a terrain upon which to theorize race, gender, sexuality, sovereignty, and love.
West Philly based “Working Title” brings an indie folk-pop spin to pop favorites and roots classics. Drawing from diverse influences, including classical, blues, folk, and classic rock, songwriter and guitarist Jacob Sapon’s music has been described as “vibrant,” “innovative,” and “genuine.” Kayla Giger and Asher Wolf bring powerful vocals, ethereal harmonies and eclectic instrumentation, ranging from bass guitar to mandolin to fiddle, supported by the energizing cajón playing of Sasha Silverman. Working Title believes in the power of music to bring joy, create community, and to open the heart and soul.