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Apr032013

Music and Bone Making for Incredible Impact

Our NYC coordinator, Monic Cohen, created an event in NY in late February that was, by all accounts, a most marvelous evening. Here's a video for you, and Monica shared a little about her feelings about the night below.

A Night of Bones and Music from Monica Cohen on Vimeo.

On February 28, 2013, One Million Bones partnered with 29Salon to offer a night of art activism and music. The event intended to create an community atmosphere of consciousness, connection, and deep meaning through art. While listening to music, participants were asked to make bones with clay and reflect on several survivor testimonies read before each performance.

29Salon is a monthly music and reading series that takes place at Sweet 180 in New York City, where artists perform, share and collaborate in an intimate setting. I curated the event and put together two incredible bands: Lisa Jaeggi <http://lisajaeggi.com/>  and T.H.E.M <https://twitter.com/THEMladies>.  We were happy to see 40 people attend this event, and were impacted and changed by the experience. I realized that night that sometimes it is not about the number of bones we craft that makes an experience successful, but it is the ability to transmit the message that the bones can convey. 

The outcome was a wonderful combination of two profound experiences: watching a live performance of beautiful music while taking part in a physical and mindful act of humanitarianism. 

 

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