May 13th, 2019 – Music Therapy and Contemplation

Today has been filled with music! We had music therapy sessions run by Dr. Colin Lee and Emily Carruthers in the morning as well as a drawing activity and some sharing of music and song. We had a sponsored meal at Wilfs (thank you for your generosity!) for lunch, and then a beautiful contemplative music making workshop led by Dr. Gerard Yun. The youth have boundless energy and it was priceless to see them share songs from back home, as well as learn about many other instruments and ways of making music. Finally, we had a delicious meal sponsored by Mount Zion Lutheran Church. You have our deepest gratitude!

One of the youth’s drawings. Where she sees herself right now and where she sees herself in the future!
Some of the beautiful instruments used in today’s contemplative music making workshop.
Visual score of the youth’s journey from Mumbai to Canada. This image was used to create a musical story, beginning with when they were at home, moving to when they were waiting to travel, while they were on the plane, and finally when they arrived in Canada.

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