#ProjectYourLight « I love music, I really do, especially ones that tell a good story. When I started writing my own songs it was only natural for me to try and tell a good story through my music.
I’ve however always wondered if music can really change lives and does it really matter? Is there something in the way the melodies and rhythm connects with people in a very tangible way.
A few weeks ago, Charlotte Gomes put up a link on her social media about a documentary called Alive Inside. It follows social worker Dan Cohen as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self. I watched the documentary that night and what a story! I was convinced that night that music is has the capacity to reawaken our souls.
A few days after, I got a call from Breathe Arts Health Research to come play at a hospital based in London as part of their lunchtime concerts. It’s open to nurses, doctors and patients to come and enjoy some music for an hour.
I got to see in real time how people’s eyes light up when the music starts to play. Some of these people are Alzheimer’s sufferers. One of the Doctors I spoke to afterwards said she just popped in for a quiet lunch and thanked me because she felt refreshed and ready to get back to her patients.
I left the chapel feeling honoured to have been able to bring 60 minutes of soul awakening to a handful of people. »
(Lánre – Singer/Songwriter from London www.lanreworld.com)