Sunday, May 16, 2010

Get Ready to Have Your Soul Rocked

A Multimedia Video And Photography Exhibit

Music heals the mind when a group of
Alzheimer’s patients and top local bands connect for the first time.

Punk rock, dread locks, acoustic guitars, drum beats, soul, funk, reggae, Hip-hop, and deep vocals create medicine for the soul.


PHOTOGRAPHY By Lizzie Easton & Dimitri Zvetkov

Medicine For The Soul from Revulú on Vimeo.

Thursday May 20th, 2010
$10 Suggested Donation
Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33133

Local Impact, a Miami-based non-profit 501(c) 3, developed their first three-month music therapy pilot program this January, to benefit the Easter Seals South Florida Memory Gym. The weekly, one hour music session was not your typical “therapy program.” During the music session it was not surprising to see Alzheimer’s patients stomping their feet, dancing and playing with instruments to punk rock, reggae, hip hop and deep soul. The exhibition is based upon the connection of these two uncommon worlds and the creation and feelings it brought. There really were no rules of what type of music was brought but instead a push to expose and connect two different worlds for the first time. Top local bands such as Locos Por Juana, Arboles Libres, Omine Eager, AT Molina, Vincent Raffard, The State Of, Ketchy Shuby, Jan Sebon Jose Elias, Elsten Torres, Xperimento, Bayonics and Michelle Forman donated one hour of their time every Tuesday at the Easter Seals of South Florida Memory Gym .

The entire program was documented through photography and video created by local photographers and filmmakers. The exhibit will take place Thursday, May 20th 2010 at the Miami Science Museum along with Live Music from some of the bands involved in the program.

The night will also include a silent auction with 50% of all proceeds going to Local Impact and 50% to the Easter Seals South Florida.

“With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”

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