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We are thrilled that Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, founder and Artistic & Executive Director of Chineke! shall be IMM’s very first Intergenerational Music Making Ambassador. Intergenerational Music Making and Chineke! Juniors have been working together during the pandemic to bridge the gap between generations, through sharing music. The Chineke! Juniors have been at the forefront of this work, using their musicality and compassion to support those in care homes, those living with dementia and those isolated in the community. The Chineke! Juniors beautifully showcased that, through the simple act of sharing a song, comes a new kind of conversation; one that celebrates people, diversity and inclusion, championing the voices of both young and old.
Here is what Chi-chi had to say: “Music is a bridge that connects us to one another, and projects like the IMM prove it. It has been wonderful to see conversations opening up between Chineke! Junior musicians and older generations over this past year. As IMM's new Ambassador, I am looking forward to seeing this work expand and get even more people involved throughout the UK!”
We believe that Chi-chi will be hugely influential in helping to raise awareness and understanding around the benefits of music and intergenerational connections across all communities.
Find out more about their work here: https://www.chineke.org
Taking part in intergenerational sessions with IMM helped Colin to take up writing again – something he loved doing before losing his sight in 2016. He was able to share stories and his love of poetry with new young friends, including 11-year old Izzy. They would recite to each other, confide in one another and once the project had come to end, Izzy and her parents continued to visit him in the care home
where he lives.
At the start of 2020, and inspired by his time involved in this project, Colin began to
write a book of poetry. Breaking from the usual rules, he created a unique style of
verse he calls ‘Venture Poetry’.
During lockdown Colin and his young friends kept in touch using FaceTime. He and
a young Chineke! Orchestra musician exchanged messages as part of the Musical
Conversations project, including a specially recorded version of his favourite song –
Frank Sinatra’s ‘You make me feel so young’.
"Working with Intergenerational Music Making was a wonderful company to work with, all of those involved in the music project benefitted and we look forward to working with them again soon."
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