The Lullaby Project is presented for the first time to the public of Cyprus through an online concert dedicated to the greatest love on June 16th, 2021, at 7pm as a YouTube premiere. This is a partnership between the socio-musical program of Sistema Cyprus and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Through Sistema Cyprus’ YouTube channel, and under the direction of Santiago Ossa Alzate we will all have the opportunity to enjoy original lullabies composed by new parents for their babies in collaboration with professional musicians.
Direct link to the event here: http://y2u.be/QMmEIp2Ty0M
Since 2020, Sistema Cyprus has been one of the international partners of the Lullaby Project, a program of the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute (WMI), through which pregnant women and young parents work alongside professional musicians to compose personal lullabies for their babies. Participants can express their feelings, hopes and dreams, looking to the future with their child. The Lullaby Project supports maternal health, aids child development, and strengthens the bond between parent and child.
This is the first time the Lullaby Project has partnered with a Cypriot organization and, in its Cypriot version, embraces parents who are active in Sistema Cyprus, as well as parents who have recently arrived in Cyprus, including Caritas Cyprus beneficiaries.
In this first version of the Lullaby Project in Cyprus compositions of 3 composers will be presented; George Christofis in collaboration with Louise, Andreas Michalopoulos in collaboration with Dioh, and Georgia Christoforou in collaboration with Aurelie, but also those of 3 music students, Annita Konstantinou and Marios Kolonia (University of Nicosia) in collaboration with Sophie; and Mostafa Ismail (European University of Cyprus) in collaboration with Youssef.
Narration / dramaturgy by actress Christina Constantinou.
In New York, the Lullaby Project has embraced mothers in hospitals, homeless shelters, shelters, schools, and prisons. The first Lullaby Project took place at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, in December 2011. Since then, it has expanded to many parts of the United States and to various countries around the world.
Through the Lullaby Project, lullabies have been written in more than twenty different languages and in a variety of musical genres, reflecting the different backgrounds of the participating families. More than 1,600 families have written unique lullabies for their children, many of which are available for listening and sharing at www.carnegiehall.org/lullabies.
When: Wednesday 16/06/21, 19:00
Where: You can watch the event live on Sistema Cyprus’s Facebook page @Sistema Cyprus and on its YouTube channel.
Direct concert link: http://y2u.be/QMmEIp2Ty0M
Concert Mega Sponsor: Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, Cultural Services
Concert Sponsor: Cyprus Youth Board
Sponsors of the program: XM and EY
Supporters of the program: University of Nicosia, European University of Cyprus, Frederick University.
The concert is taking place under the auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cyprus.