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Following on from the success of the ‘Better together’ produced by Josh Arnold at the 15th National Rural Health Conference in Hobart in March 2019, Small Town Culture and Friends of the Alliance have joined forces to bring you a virtual musical collaboration.
“Music is known as a great way to make people feel alive. It is a great mood lifter and gives an energy boost even during the dullest of times.” Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association (https://anzmh.asn.au/2018/10/03/music-for-your-mental-health/)
Times are challenging at the moment with many rural people working on the front line providing essential services, or working from home in isolation. During this time of uncertainty we would like to bring something positive and uplifting.
We are inviting rural and remote people in Australia to contribute ideas for a song title and/or lyrics. The contributions will be collated by Josh who will work with the participants to produce a unique and positive piece of music for everyone to enjoy. There will be opportunities for contributors to workshop the lyrics with Josh in the lead up to the final creation.
“I love music and I love collaborating with people. Music is so important to our lives but more important right now than ever. Rural people have just faced the most devastating bushfires and drought and are now looking down the barrel of a world-wide pandemic. This is why I’ve joined forces with Friends of the Alliance to create a song about hope, resilience and that fighting Aussie spirit.” Josh Arnold
The first round of contributions is due on Friday, 17 April 2020.