to the rhythm of life


The project is aimed at children and and young people, migrants or natives of the country where it develops, that live in that cities neighborhood where the economic and social problems lead them to a difficult family situation with negative impact on their life.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

The main tool used is the Music in general but above all the percussion.

It is obvious that the rhythm is something that move our lives from the moment we born and also before. The vibrations of the rhythm exist all around us, in the sounds of the environment or of the city.

The first rhythms created by the humans were the percusions, instruments made by element of nature, animal skin or bons, for exemple. In the deepest, all of us we have the most primitive “Rhythm” inside, as soon as this is what allow us to move and to give a sense to our life in order to be as much happy as we can and make the people around us happy, too.

30 years of experience have been the perfect demonstration.

ESPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

- To create a ludic- educational space where participants could go at rhythm and percussion instruments fiercely (social-cultural education);

- To foment creativity, collaboration, equality, personal hygiene and care of the surroundings etc., and in this way to increase self-esteem;

- To battle the scholar absenteeism ;

- To foment respect for people and social-integration

- To make the participation of families possible in order them to be fellow and proud of the real positive effects of the activities in their children’s life;

- To implicate the educators of the existent territory associations in order the project to have a continuity in time and space.

- To use open spaces in order the participants to have contact with the environment as soon as the nature is an important element for our project. Plants, for example, they have lot of rhythm inside.

METHOD

At the beginning we build our own instruments using recycled materials. In this way, apart from promoting the eco-friendly self-construction, we are having a space of meeting and confidence for participants and educators.

Then, we go more inside the rhythm using the hands and, little by little, introducing the instruments. The method we use for teaching rhythmics is based on numbers. In the west people use numbers from 1 to 8 while in the East the rhythmics base is from 1 to 12, 6 and 6, etc. according to each culture. We associate each clap of hands to a number, alternately, making repetition. This is the RHYTHM. This is the way to enable people to learn how to write the music.

During the final part of the project, we make songs using percussions, lyrics and dances of each culture including the participation of parents, brothers as well as local artists and all those people who want to join.