There’s almost nothing more satisfying than supporting people’s dreams and helping people work together to create music. I have heard countless times in my life how someone wishes they could quit their job to be an artist. Also, I frequently hear how some people wish they could learn to play an instrument or pick up their instrument again. Well the beautiful genius of Rock Camps are that they give adults the chance to live out their dreams in a loving and supportive environment. I’m addicted to the Rock Camp world and way. No matter what your musical background, you can truly make music NOW.
Here is a peek at a video from this weekend, captured and compiled by volunteer Melanie McLean. It also features music provided by one of my own projects, discoBAASSIK. Both Baassik and I were interviewed here too.
While working with other volunteers as band coaches, instrument instructors, workshop leaders and photographers — I witnessed 30 women enter Funkadelic Studios in NYC on Friday. Most of them barely knew many of the other participants. They were randomly grouped into bands with the mission of writing a song over the weekend and then performing it at Arelene’s Grocery, a venue the East Village. It is truly inspirational to be part of the process.
During lunchtime, the campers get to mingle and watch performances by notable female performers. During this particular session, there was an intimate and empowering performance by Tamar-Kali. The next Ladies Rock Camp will be held in July 2013.