Emilia Dahlin: Facilitating the Voices of Immigrant Mothers

Emilia Dahlin: Facilitating the Voices of Immigrant Mothers

Photo: Lauryn Hottinger If a picture paints a thousand words, it can also forever change a life. That’s what happened to musician Emilia Dahlin when she saw the starkly haunting images of the arduous journeys faced by immigrants, taken by renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado in his book "Migrations: Humanity in…
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Myles Bullen: Musical Healing Beyond Prison Walls

Myles Bullen: Musical Healing Beyond Prison Walls

Creativity, connection and community... That's what encompasses the work of Myles Bullen, a Native American musician, poet and performer from Portland, Maine—and one of Music to Life's Northern New England Accelerator participants. Over the past few years, Bullen has performed in schools, prisons and recovery centers around the world. Just…
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Gina Chavez: Uplifting Oppressed Women in Latin America

Gina Chavez: Uplifting Oppressed Women in Latin America

Music and social activism have intertwined throughout Gina Chavez’s career as a Latinx bilingual folk-pop singer. Gina began writing music while living in Argentina. Later she spent eight months as a volunteer teacher in a gang-dominated barrio in El Salvador. Her single "Siete-D" is a celebration of the Salvadoran spirit…
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Naima Shalhoub: Dignity and Meaning for Women in Prison

Naima Shalhoub: Dignity and Meaning for Women in Prison

Naima Shalhoub is a Lebanese American vocalist, songwriter, and educator for social justice. A former educator in the public school system, Naima spent a year facilitating weekly “Music and Freedom with incarcerated women in San Francisco County Jail, ultimately recording her first album, Live in San Francisco County Jail. Many…
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