On Friday the 17th, Ama-zing Harmonies Celebrated its 2nd ever digital holiday concert.
While we were sad to not be able to meet in person, we were very glad to see so many of you smiling at us over zoom.
If you missed the concert fret not! The entirety of it was streamed to facebook where you can catch up.
We had some marvelous performances and moments. I’ll recap a few highlights below:
Please click this link for the full concert: https://fb.watch/a2-GMSFJ8b/
For the recap, keep reading!
The big three premieres we had this year were:
First Published Book Premiere: Community Cookbook
With the help of PCHP, Ama-zing Harmonies took the digital submissions for recipes in our community and arranged it into print form. Thanks to Dawn from PCHP and Alan Lennon from Alan Lennon Design for making this happen!
If you like cooking, give some of the recipes a try. The idea of the cookbook was to capture some of the cultural influences and heritages that make up our community in North-West Edinburgh. We have Nigerian, Scottish, Middle-Eastern, South-Asian, and North American recipes to try!
If you’d like a physical copy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pickup.
Keyboard Kids: Recap Video
Our Keyboard kids worked hard this year to learn the keyboard. With the help of Jenny from Tinderbox, the kids learned to read and play music. Their song of choice this year was Jingle Bells and Country Roads.
We focused on making learning instruments a fun and cooperative task, making sure every participant was able to lead the group.
We are so proud of them, and hope you will be too.
Special thanks to Radio Forth Cash for Kids, and the Percy Bilton Trust for helping the kids access tutors and instruments for this programme.
“Missing Home”, Our First Original Song!
Enjoy our original song that we wrote this summer as part of our songwriting project:
We wanted to gather together as a community and write something that brought us together and capture some of the feelings we’ve experienced. A common sentiment this past year is the idea of a journey to overcome something missing. Whether it is the long road to a healthy society so we can rejoin our loved ones, or reconnect with something or someone lost, we wished to journey towards hope and connection. Ama-zing Harmonies is supported by the National Lottery, and the Robertson Trust, both of whom have been essential for making this project happen.
Thanks to Joseph and Yasmin for being vital parts of this programme, and to everyone in Ama-zing Harmonies who contributed their thoughts and voices to the composition.