Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bobby McFerrin and Friends Omega 2012

Bobby McFerrin Omega Institute Circlesongs 2012
August 2012 Omega Institute Circlesongs workshop with Bobby McFerrin,
Judy Donaghy, Christiane Karam,
Joey Blake, David Worm, and Rhiannon (aka WeBe3)
+ 200 amazing students
...literal lessons about how to listen, how to lead and how to follow. 
Singing without a net. 
Music improvisation is like gardening -- Rich with metaphor
It illustrates nearly every true thing in the world.

See the gallery at Circlesongs-2012 Omega Institute

Learning to sing out loud

Monday, August 6, 2012

Say YES for Abdi at the Embassy In Nairobi

Abdi Iftin
This is our friend Abdi a journalist from Somalia now living in Kenya. 
He has done some amazing reporting from Somalia under the most difficult circumstances. On Wednesday this talented young man goes to the US Embassy in Nairobi for his student visa interview to see if he can come to Southern Maine Community College to re-start his college education.  A group of us, supporters and friends, have written to our congress people, sent letters, and now are holding up a light of hope.
At 9:30 am Nairobi time (or 2:30 am EST) he will attend his interview and find out if he can continue his start toward being a professional journalist. 
Hold him in the light and if you want to hear his amazing stories go to his podcasts heard on good public radio
"The Story" with Dick Gordon.