We are in this together

Today is the last day of March, 2020 and the changes we have seen in our lives over the past few weeks hardly seem possible. Togetherness has taken on a whole new meaning and the ways in which we interact have had to change.

This is hard. (there’s no pretending it isn’t)

We still need each other and the world still needs music, so we kept going. You can trace this project through our earlier posts Play on! The song continues and Ku’u Pua I Paokalani. The good news is we did it. 🙂

21 individual tracks were sent to me and compiled into our first virtual song.

Now, I know this is not quite the chart-topping viral version of some songs you have heard, but this is honest real playing by real people – by doctors, architects, photographers, midwives, game designers, PhD students, parents, neighbours, – by the community. (and yes, you’ll see from the image above, that it took a little fiddling around to make all the separate parts fit together- but heck, even my university students have to learn how to do studio recording sessions – all these people did it on their own, at home, without help)

These people are dedicated, and honestly pretty special. Thank you to everyone who played, and who encouraged us to do this.

Please enjoy our lockdown song: Ku’u Pua I Paokalani, Written by the Queen of Hawaii, from a time of her own isolation, from us to you Aloha.

next up on our list of projects is to start virtual rehearsals… watch this space! You will be welcome to join us. 🙂

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