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Bonnington Centre Community Association 25th October Benefit Gig!

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Come join us for an enriching evening of delicious seasonal vegetarian food and to have the great pleasure of listening to traditional Ethiopian music played by Haymenot Tesfa – Ampharic singer and Krar player. There will be also be the chance to explore and handle Krar instruments. Look forward to seeing you there.

Please remember we can only take cash payments for the food.


Coming Soon – Inclusive Reality Theatre!!

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Come Join us for this fun afternoon of connecting and socialisng.


Inclusive Reality Theatre !

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Our Latest Instrument Donation!

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Todays latest donation.
A lovely Fender guitar as gifted from members of the St Barnabas congregation, and a fine violin …… too shy to be pictured.


JOS Instruments Cabinet at St Barnabas’ Hackney

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Amazing!
JOS Instruments Cabinet at St Barnabas’ Hackney.
Thank you again to Zoran, for your fantastic custom design, and Julian and Dean
for your stylish build and finishing. The cabinet blends perfectly into the beautiful interior St Barnabas.
Instruments of every kind and shape are being attracted to the cabinet from all directions
and every one can find perfectly fitting, dry, comfortable and secure residency without ado or need to queue!
If you know of any instruments of any kind, in need of immediate accommodation — please
direct them to JOS.
Soon we will have sufficient instruments to allow us to maintain an independent JOS Hackney hub, hosted by local volunteers, working with local people of all abilities to create inclusive participatory music, arts and theatre together.
Thank you to all those who have generously donated.
Joyofsound


Ebony Rose Cabaret Best Drag Queen nomination!!

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One of our volunteers and long time associates

Ebony Rose Dark, is up for Best Drag Queen nomination!

To vote, please type in to your browser window:-

QX Cabaret Awards 2019 – QX magazine

once on the QX magazine site, click on the link ‘to vote’ on the flyer

Best Drag Queen is item no.8!!


Thank you Horniman Museum for this Dulcimer!

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Thank you to the Horniman Museum for this handsome, robust and resonant Hammer Dulcimer that has been presented to JOS for use (after repair), at our Inclusive Participatory Community Music sessions. The instrument has served several years of enthusiastic use in the Handling Room of the New Music Gallery where it obviously gained considerable play and no doubt gave great delight to many visitors.
After repairs have been achieved the instrument will be fitted with an adjustable presentation stand that will make it accessible to wheelchair users. It will then be perfectly fitting for use with JOS players of all ages and ability and will add fresh and vital sound to JOS’ inclusive multi-instrumental and vocal soundscapes.
We are currently looking for a hammer dulcimer maker/repairer who might be able to replace the instruments metal bridge-rods and undertake repairs to the bridges?
Joyofsound


V&A Exhibition road Museums Festival!

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JOS’ 2019 extensive and exciting Outreach program has engaged a broad range of new participants in a variety of locations across London and Internationally. JOS Volunteers delivered a day of demonstration Inclusive Participatory Community Music Workshops with accompanying Photographic Exhibition and Demonstrations of JOS Inclusively Designed Bespoke music instruments and access devices — at the fabulous Victoria and Albert Museum.
This was in contribution toward the popular annual Exhibition Road Museums Festival that attracts many thousands of people form all around the world to engage with the work of leading projects and practitioners from across the arts and culture, science and technology sectors, and to connect with the fantastic Exhibition Road museums collections, learning centres and community engagement programmes.
Thanks to all who attended the sessions so enthusiastically. To the V&A in-house team who hosted the JOS Team with such generosity and finesse. To JOS Volunteers who worked throughout the very hot and crowded event to present the project and facilitate workshops with such vital energy and open attitude. To the host of participants of all ages and ability from near and afar who made the sessions truly global and inclusive. And finally, particular thanks to the wonderful young people who inspired and enthralled all by demonstrating that they can and will lead, and lead well and effectively, with clarity, determination and creative verve when facilitated with opportunity to do so. WOW! What a glorious day it was! Thank you V&A.
(Photo provided courtesy of V&A)


Thank you International Youth conference Students!

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Biiig thanks to the brilliant and dynamic group of young student members of the International Youth Conference on social innovation from Hong Kong who attended JOS at St Peters last Friday. The whole group participated and facilitated as exemplary co-creators, and raised the vaulting with their combined good spirit and creative aplomb towards the improvised music making. 
The group was attending JOS towards their  “Joint University UK Social Innovation Study Tour” during which they learn by first hand experience about leading groups and organisations working in the field of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurialism. The groups focused input at the  post-session debrief indicates that these young leaders of tomorrow in the making —  are already very much aware of the multiple opportunities and benefits presented by Inclusive Cultural Enterprise, and that they are also aware, connected and enthusiastic towards the achievement of the UN Global Sustainability Goals that include ‘equality’ as a core measure — and of course without  ‘INCLUSION’ there can be no equality.
JOS Team 


A BIG THANK YOU!!!

JOS Portobello Rd Antique Traders


Krar Making and Playing Project

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A chance for people to de-mystify instrument making!

During these workshops participants make 6-string instruments from a simple kit of components and tools – just an allen key is used, so no cutting, drilling, sawing, screwdriving etc.

There is also the chance to play the instruments and explore the krar – a traditional east african lyre type of instrument – as a very versatile and inclusive instrument.


JOS team and visitors at Portobello road on the hottest day of the year!!

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Joy of Sound 20th Anniversary Film – Sunday 21st July 2019

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Lambeth Country Show Session!!

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COME MUSE WITH JOY OF SOUND 
Volunteers, Families, Friends, Associates and All Welcome
at the fabulous and FREE Lambeth Country Show
this Sunday 21st July 2019
located at the Arts and Culture Zone
please try to arrive for start at 2.45pm
DIRECTIONS: The Arts and Culture Zone/tent nearest entrance is Park Gate 5, Entrance B,
 (closest to Herne hill station.)
N.B Herne Hill station has step free access to platforms via lifts, and a side entrance out of station ticket hall.
If on a bus from West Norwood direction – you can enter through Park gate 4 , Entance C, on Norwood road.
Come and Join Us – Be Inspired 


Victoria & Albert Museum Music Workshop and Presentation

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE TO THE SACKLER ARTS AND EDUCATION CENTRE IS ON EXHIBITION ROAD . SO PLEASE GET YOUR TAXI OR TRANSPORT SERVICE TO DROP YOU OFF THERE.

UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE NO LIFT ACCESSIBLE TUBE STATIONS IN THIS AREA.


JOS 20th year anniversary music recording!

JOS Album Recording June 14th 2019

Dear JOS Volunteers, Participants, Friends and Associates.
 
Please COME and JOIN US to record material for JOS 20th Anniversary Album (in Eb). We have an excellent recording rig and engineer with top range equipment and expertise.
There will be a good nutritious lunch, good coffee and tea, soft-drinks and refreshments throughout, with additional light refreshments for the evening sessions. 
Please confirm if you will attend and when, so that refreshments can be calculated. Invite your friends and any folk whom you feel might enjoy such inclusive exploratory approaches. We are looking to record as much acoustic material as possible including, ambient soundscapes, group-work in the round, singular and group instrumental, chorus, horns, strings, tuned percussion, piano, (possible church organ) flutes, birdsong, chant, clapping, didgeridoo and throat-sung  cosmophonics! If you would like to be connected in advance with other players just let me know. Otherwise COME AND JOIN US – BE INSPIRED. 
 
JOS Team 

 


Bonnington Cafe fundraiser in aid of the Singing bird

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JOS Training Day Cancelled!

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Dear All

Unfortunately the Joy of sound Training scheduled

for this Friday 12th April has been cancelled due to

unforeseen circumstances.

Please excuse any inconvenience caused.

We will reschedule the training at the earliest possible

opportunity and you will be notified well in advance.

Friday mornings Inclusive Participatory Community Music workshop

will happen none-the-less at St Peters Heritage centre at 11:30,

regardless of the Training cancellation.

All are warmly welcome to attend if you wish to do so.


Burns Night Benefit Event at Bonnington cafe

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JOS Volunteer led Training Development day at St Peter’s Heritage centre.

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What makes a musical instrument unique…

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What makes a musical instrument unique and priceless is not its label, but the spirit in which it is played.
In the example shown here, a ‘nameless instrument’, otherwise used in Nepal as a tool in cushion making –
plays the sound of silence echoed in tones of light and shade.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS!

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Many thanks to all of you who have supported the Nepal film festival outreach fundraiser.


2 DAYS LEFT TO DONATE!!

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 William and Katie with Ram Prasad Kadel, Founder and Director of the Music Museum of Nepal.

They are giving a set of ‘The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians’ for the Museum library as a gift from the JOS volunteers.

The Film Festival will commence tomorrow! 

We have only today and tomorrow left to donate, so please lend your support towards this rare and exciting opportunity for JOS volunteers Katie and William to showcase JOS’ project work and research at an outreach in Nepal as selected presenters at the 8th International Folk Music Film Festival in Kathmandu – hosted by the Music Museum of Nepal.

Katie will present JOS’ short film Katie’s Song  that features her therapeutic journey as a JOS volunteer.

William will present his PhD research into the design and production of bespoke music instruments and access devices for disabled and impaired people who are too often excluded from active participation in community music making. See the JOS website instruments page for more information.

To see further details about the project and to make a donation please go to: 

 https://crowdfunder.co.uk/joy-of-sound-reaches-out-with-katie-s-song

Please also forward this request to your personal friends and social networks as soon as you can – the campaign has only 2 days left. 

Every penny will help and we will keep you updated throughout. 

Thank you for your support and consideration,

Joyofsound (JOS)


ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT! – Nepal Film Festival outreach fundraiser

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Dear Joy of Sound volunteers, friends and associates, There are only 3 days left to reach our £2500 target!

Please lend your support toward this rare and exciting opportunity for JOS volunteers Katie and William to showcase JOS’ project work and research at an outreach in Nepal as selected presenters at the 8th International Folk Music Film Festival in Kathmandu – hosted by the Music Museum of Nepal.

Katie will present JOS’ short film Katie’s Song  that features her therapeutic journey as a JOS volunteer.

William will present his PhD research into the design and production of bespoke music instruments and access devices for disabled and impaired people who are too often excluded from active participation in community music making. See the JOS website instruments page for more information.

To see further details about the project and to make a donation please go to: 

 https://crowdfunder.co.uk/joy-of-sound-reaches-out-with-katie-s-song

Please also forward this request to your personal friends and social networks as soon as you can – the campaign has only 3 days left. 

Every penny will help and we will keep you updated throughout. 

Thank you for your support and consideration,

Joyofsound (JOS)


St Barnabas Session Pictures

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These brilliant portraits of Joy Of Sound participants by Jorn Tomter are featured in Issue 7 of the I Love Chatsworth Road magazine – please contact us to obtain copies.


Summer workshop at Deptford Methodist mission

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Embodying Movement and Sound

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JOS at Geneva

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William Longden, Founder and Co-Director of Joyofsound, shared JOS’ uniquely innovative approaches to emancipatory Inclusive Music and Arts at the United Nations #INFOCUS – International Conference on Volunteerism and Social Transformation, at Geneva, Switzerland.

We encourage people of all ages and abilities to come and participate at a JOS session to experience how and why JOS Volunteers have achieved such recognition for their commitment as advocates for Inclusive Society – and for more than 18 years of continual practice based co-creative learning.


Experimental Training Workshops!

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Canterbury University workshop

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European Outsider Art Conference

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Road Trip!

A JOS team will be heading down to Chichester to do a presentation at the European Outsider Art Conference this Sunday, May 6th.

It’s raised an interesting debate around what is or is not outsider art, and if there is outsider art then there must be insider or ‘mainstream’ art. Is necessary or even desirable to want to be an insider?

Is it the artist rather than the art that is seen as an ‘outsider’?

Where does Joy of Sound sit in relation to outsider art?

 


Bonnington Cafe Benefit Night

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Come and Support the JOS project for a 3rd night of fine food, music and merriment at the famous Bonnington Centre Cafe at Vauxhall
On Friday February 23rd 2018

All proceeds will go to Give Us A  Chance charity in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, who JOS visited in 2016. (www.dajtenamsansu.org).

Fine vegetarian cuisine – Lunch 12:30 till 2pm. Supper - three course meal,Starter £3, Main £8.00., Dessert £3, Coffee £1.50

Book in advance if you want to be sure of a table – there are two sittings for the meal – 6.30 and 8.30. You can bring your own drink.

Vibrant company, JOS Folk music and guests!

The venue does not accept credit cards so please bring cash to pay for your meal

Any spare change will be gladly accepted towards JOS project continuum. If you have any old or unused music instruments to donate

You are very welcome * Come and Join Us * Eat, Drink and Be Merry


CONGRATULATIONS!

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‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ A song by Katie Robinson aka Katie Kaboose

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Katie volunteers with Joy Of Sound helping us produce community music with participants of all ages and abilities. Katie arrived at JOS in 2016 and we soon realised that she is a naturally gifted singer songwriter, so we asked if she would like to write a song about her experience, and to share how it feels to volunteer at JOS. Katie’s song ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ is the result. It emerged as a collaboration with JOS volunteers and participants at our Portobello Road workshops.

A video that documents the process working with filmmaker Julian Langham, sponsored by City Living Local Life RBKC was viewed by over 6000 people, and many suggested the song ought to be released as a single showcasing Katie’s brilliance as a performer songwriter and promoting JOS’s work.

So that’s what we’ve done.

Download or listen to the track here

 

Please tell us what you feel about the song and share the link with your friends and networks. You are also very welcome to come and join us.

Credits:
Song written and performed by Katie Robinson aka Katie Kaboose
Recording / Guitar – Julian Millership
Cello – Margit Kraft
Mixing / Guitar – Chris Leeds
Producer – William Longden
Cover design: Original collage by Katie using an image by artist Sophie Derrick as a base
Other links:
Katie’s Facebook profile.
Chris Leeds
With thanks to the Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer Centre

To make a donation to Joy of Sound please visit mydonate


Benefit Night at the Bonnington Cafe

Come and Support the JOS project for a 2nd night of fine food, music and merriment at the famous Bonnington Centre Cafe at Vauxhall
On Sunday 1st October 2017

All proceeds will go to JOYOFSOUND project with a donation to the Bonnington Centre.

Fine vegetarian cuisine – Lunch 12:30 till 2pm. Supper - three course meal, £14.00. Book in advance if you want to be sure of a table – there are two sittings for the meal – 6.30 and 8.30. You can bring your own drink

Vibrant company, JOS Folk music and guests!

The venue does not accept credit cards so please bring cash to pay for your meal

Any spare change will be gladly accepted towards JOS project continuum. If you have any old or unused music instruments to donate

You are very welcome * Come and Join Us * Eat, Drink and Be Merry


Volunteers Week

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The work that Joy of Sound does is only made possible by volunteers. Over JOS’s 17 years there have been many hundreds of people from all walks of life, from many different countries and backgrounds who have found value in giving their time, expertise and effort into helping JOS achieve success. One of our great strengths is the ongoing relationship we have with volunteers, especially those from abroad. Such links have enabled us to visit many countries running workshops and giving presentations on our approach. New volunteers of all abilities are always welcome.

Click here to see information of a special one day volunteering event ‘INCLUSIVE SOCIETY’, an Experiential Awareness Day – June 1st 2017 which we are presenting in partnership with RBKC Volunteer Centre.


Hackney Gazette January 12th 2017 ‘Student revelling in spirit of Joy of Sound’

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Click here to view article in the Hackney Gazette at page 15

 


JOS Award at 6th International Folk Music Film Festival

 

Vesna Marich of the JOS Project Team receiving a ‘Music Therapy Film Award’, for her film ‘The Unbearable Whiteness of Being’ at the 6th International Folk Music Film Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal. November 2016.

“Nepalese street scenes with their horrendous traffic and seeing the countless stupas and temples for praying and cremating deceased Nepalese Hindus’ was a memorable experience. It was colourful and noisy, golden and beautiful, sometimes terrifying, but always inspiring.

Click here to view the film

The Festival was unforgettable and particularly so because of the seemingly endless energy, enthusiasm and radiant smiles of the organisers. Local young people who had been invited saw different cultures and learnt about the heritage of distant places often for the first time; and also about the traditional folk heritage of their own countries regions which many of them knew little about.

The festival features Folk Music and Traditions that need to be preserved. 20 year old footage re-discovered in lost archives and revived for the festival told an important true story “of a troupe of singers traveling through refugee camps and war zones during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.

One film formatted in not-in-use-any–more-for…forever blurred VHS footage, showed folk music from Portugal; but who cares when such fine folk music has been saved for the pleasure, delight and interest of future generations. The edit of this material was fast and lively so the teenagers loved it, and I loved it too. There was lots to love about the local folk traditions of Portugal’s Cape-Verdean.
We watched a newly produced film, in HD, magnificently filmed (with the use of drone, of course), a documentary about the rapidly dying of a centuries old culture the Himba tribe of Namibia. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Receiving the Festivals ‘Music Therapy Film Award’ for the ‘The Unbearable Whiteness of Being’ a JOS production filmed and edited by myself, was the icing on a very sweet cake called ‘My Nepalese Experience of 2016.”

‘The Unbearable Whiteness of Being’ has now been added to the British Library Sound Archive ,’Sound and Moving Image Catalogue’.
Vesna Marich


The Redmond Files, a Joy of Sound Production

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The Redmond Files is a Sonic Arts concept album created by the inclusive music charity Joy of Sound (JOS). Various artists were invited to use and interpret a live recording made by JOS participants at the Redmond Community Centre March 2015, to produce their own piece from the material. Over 20 artists have contributed to this album. The pieces range from music, to Audio Visual and Sonic Art.

Purchase the album here!


Watch our latest film on the Joy of Sound


Thank You Hena – congratulations on completing the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride!

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CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR!


Thank You Hena – congratulations on completing the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride!

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR!


Hena Rohman’s Sponsored Cycle for Joy of Sound

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CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR!


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Lands End to John O’Groats

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Please DON’T FORGET to support Hena Rohman on her SPONSORED BIKE RIDE to raise funds for JOY OF SOUND

An amazing woman on a seriously challenging journey

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR!


Hena Rohman’s sponsored cycle ride from Lands End to John O`Groats

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Your chance to meet the amazing Hena Rohman who is doing a sponsored cycle ride from Lands End to John O`Groats (LEJOG) to raise money for Joy Of Sound. Helena says “This is a ride I have been wanting to do for a number of years and I am looking forward to having the opportunity to view some of the most magnificent scenic views of the country. I am also aware that this will be a major challenge pushing me well beyond anything I have ever attempted. I would like all my efforts to a go towards the well deserving charitable activities of JOS” Sign up to sponsor Hena. You will also be able to do so at a link on the new JOS website.




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