A Fling Called Swing

A Fling Called Swing

De Amicitia

Altea, Spain

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Activity description

Looking for mainly musicians but also dancers, artists and video makers to join a very special art and social project.Volunteers will create a Swing Music Band that will offer concerts to the elderly and vulnerable people in residencial houses and hospitals.Due to Covid 19 loneliness has generated a significant increase in senile dementia, reduced mobility, depression and dependency among vulnerable population. In fact, these concerts will not only become additional entertainment but above all an opportunity for social relations and the dissemination of healthy practices and healthy living. Also, we want to involve ldancers so that they participate and unite in the emotional bonds between people of different generations . The activities will also include the creation of mural art to make the project more visible and a final Concert with a Local Band. Therefore ONLY volunteers with skills to play musical instruments will be principally included in the selection process..

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The first days will be used to practise and for group dynamics, and therefore the group will stay at a remote house to be able to create a repertory. During the following days, they will be travelling to other locations. Food expenses are covered by De Amicitia. The volunteers are meant to cook their meals.

Training during the activity

The volunteers will have an opportunity to live and play together in a group of people of different nationalities, so they can learn many interesting things from each other and raise their level of cultural tolerance. Also, it´s a great experience of working in a team, especially an international one. It´s a project where you can show all your musical talents and creativity.

Participant profile

We are looking for young people who have excellent musical skills and can play an instrument to be inlcude in a Swing Band. Lindy hop dancers, painters and video makers may be included somehow as long as the can play music. Candidates SHOULD send us a video where we can evaluate their skills as a musician together with a CV. Additionally to oficina@deamicitia.org, Spanish knowledge is very welcome.

Activity dates

A total of 2 week(s) during the period 23/08/2022 to 11/09/2022

Activity location

Altea Spain

Looking for participants from

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Activity topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture

Deadline for applications

No application deadline