Songify Your Day

Group of people rehearsing outside. One man is playing guitar. The people are laughing.

Songify Your Day was an exciting collaboration between Moreton Bay Regional Council, The University of Queensland School of Music (UQ), and the Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) program Caboolture to understand better the needs and benefits associated with creative programming for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.  

This pilot program was held in April 2022 and consisted of four singing and song-writing workshops, including participatory research, with 25 people from CALD backgrounds. The participants expressed their stories and culture through music and songs in their native languages and English and finished with an exciting live performance for the community that showcased 13 songs and represented 13 countries.

Staff and researchers from UQ facilitated the workshops. The CAMS program and Council’s Community Development team supported the participants. Council recruited two local musicians via an expression of interest to assist with the workshops and performance by singing and playing instruments with the participants. Songify Your Day was an exciting chance for local musicians to collaborate with other artists, The University of Queensland School of Music, and the community.

For more information about this program, contact Community Development or Jack Walton from The University of Queensland.

Songify Your Day workshop gallery

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