Young singers, from Newsfirst distribution neighborhoods, cover a quarantine version of It’s the Hard-Knock Life from the musical Annie
In an new cultural partnership with Chroma Musika, Newsfirst multimedia is going to be inserting some more arts and youth related content. In this first example of this collaboration young singers from the Chroma Musika vocal studio cover a quarantine version of the acclaimed song Hard knock life from the musical Annie by composer Charles Strouse and lyricists Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin.
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The young singers’ assignment did not only include learning and performing the song but also coming up with some dance moves and acting segments to compliment the online performance. Parents filmed the children during isolation in their homes and uploaded the material in order for the final music video to be created.
The parents of the participating children were quick to point out the beneficial effect of musical and performing arts activities for the children during isolation. After all, communities around the world have turned to music during the coronavirus crisis. A sense of community is maintained whether it is singing or playing an instrument in your balcony like in Italy or youtube parodies and apartment block sing-a-longs.
From YouTube parodies to apartment block sing-a-longs, it can help maintain a sense of community. In being confined to our homes, we are missing our normal social support from friends and family, and our freedom to control our day-to-day lives
Isolation means that we are missing our normal social support from friends and family, and our freedom to control our day-to-day lives. Music provides a means to regain control, not to mention that it provides our online readers a welcome break from the COVID-19 monopoly of news.