FUNK ‘N FOLKLORE – Musical Steps Towards Creating Peaceful World Communities

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THIS YEAR IN ISRAEL!!!

Listen to our songs…

   FUNK ‘N FOLKLORE is happening in May in Israel with Amavevane Acapella (Zimbabwe/South Africa), Acoustic Breezes – Rahel (Israel/USA) and local Israeli musicians. 

   We’re asking for your participation.

   We launched our first event in South Africa in March 2017. Through concerts, workshops, food and even a digital recording our project proved that we can successfully break down myths and stereotypes and instead build lasting world friendships! We chose to use music and dance because 1) we are musicians and 2) as musicians we know for a fact that music in itself breaks down barriers, creates smiles, speaks in a universal tongue and brings people together to create harmonious communities. This is one way to take steps towards creating a more happy and peaceful world.

   We want to thank you for becoming a part of this effort. 

   Don’t forget to SHARE this link with your people!   

   Our current itinerary is listed below.

 Aims & Objectives

1.) To promote lasting friendships between people living in communities around the world.

  • “Tikkun” is a Hebrew word that means to fix, repair and heal. Tikkun begins with the individual. We believe, in fact we have proven, that when you meet someone face-to-face, people-to-people, lasting connections and friendships are created. Reaching out to communities around the world are the first steps we take towards peacemaking. The best way to predict the future is to create it. (Future Moyo) Together we break down stereotypes and barriers. We start to build bridges. We share, learn and grow. If we can find peace within ourselves we can make peace throughout the world. (Rahel)

2.) To keep and promote our culture and traditions. 

  • We are musicians who live in different countries around the world. We are in fact very different; culturally, traditionally, in how we speak, in the language that we use, the food we eat and in the way we live our lives. It is our differences that make us unique. We believe in celebrating our differences.  It is our differences that bring us together!

3) To conduct concerts and cultural exchange workshops to learn how other communities live, their language, their food as well as their music and dances.

  •  A very wise woman said, “When we sing we change who we are.  When we change who we are, we change the world.” (Mimi Bornstein)THE HEALING LIGHT PROJECT is about sharing with people all around the world. We share through music and dance because they are universal languages that all can understand. We offer educational workshops to learn more about each other. This is how we grow new friendships and become part of a world community. This is our way of creating a better and more peaceful world.
47 Day 3 Jerry.Rahel.Mbulelo March 17.2017 Joburg

Jerry, Rahel & Mblelo sharing a smile in Joburg

In MAY 2018 we will be in Israel.

 

   Dates are already lined up for concerts and workshops . (check regularly for updates!)

 

YOUR DONATIONS will help with the “tachlis” the essentials needed to make it all happen!

  • Meals
  • Wheels
  • Accommodations
  • Marketing & Promotion

 

It is our differences that make us unique and it is our differences that bring us together!

 

   The Healing Light Project was co-founded by Jewish singer-songwriter, Acoustic Breezes – Rahel (Israel/USA) and Future Moyo, singer, composer and director of Amavevane Acapella, traditional African music (Zimbabwe/South Africa).

Rahel Future Studio March 2017

Co-founders Rahel and Future March 2017

 

   The project was launched in March 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa when the musicians came together to share cultures, traditions, song and dance through musical collaborations. Songs were arranged, recorded and performed in a fusion of styles and languages – singing in Zulu, Hebrew and English. The collaborative activities included educational workshops in schools and community centers around South Africa.

Rahel Amavevane at Hillbrow March 2017

Rahel & Amavevane Acapella at Hillbrow Community Center in March 2017

   

   Rahela singer-songwriter whose music is widely acclaimed as “uplifting, intelligent, well-crafted & musically sophisticated”, shared her Jewish heritage by engaging the audience in singing a Hebrew song and learning an Israeli folk dance.

   Amavevane Acapella, under the direction of Mr. Future Moyo, shares the culture and traditions of Zimbabwe including Imbube/Isicathamiya music (Acapella), Gumboot Dance (a traditional dance style of the miners), Isitshikitsha (Traditional) and Ibhiza Dance (Traditional dance practiced by the minority “Kalanga” people found in the southern parts of Zimbabwe).

The African launch was even more successful then they first imagined. A year has passed since the African launch. Now we are going to Israel to collaborate and establish new musical connections and communities.

Tambo Airport Leaving boo hoo

Tambo Airport – On our way!

 

 

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FUNK ‘N FOLKLORE – Musical Steps Towards Creating Peaceful World Communities

$522   raised
GOAL: $2,800

22 days to go

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Campaign by
Rahel Limor & Future Moyo
Northern District, Israel

Shalom u'vracha! We are Rahel, American-Israeli dual citizen, singer-songwriter, educator and Certified Clinical Musican (CCM) and Future Moyo, director of Amavevane Acapella, a traditional vocal and dance group from Zimbabwe and South Africa. Rahel, USA born & raised, now lives in Israel where she successfully founded and co-founded music projects and organizations including: 'Listen Like Learn Music" (Barbara Cass-Beggs music program for babies & young children), "Tof Miriam" (promoting women artists in Israel), "Ann's House" (pre-school & center for workshops in Jerusalem), "Tofa'ah" (music by women for women), "Jerusalem Folk" (country, folk & Bluegrass Band), "Songfolk", "Songcircus" and "Kit & Caboodle" (musical theater for children), Mugalive (music & yoga for kids) and more! Future Moyo is originally from Zimbabwe and lives in Johannesburg. He is a singer, composer and director of Amavevane Acapella, a vocal group featuring African culture and traditions; specifically the traditions of Zimbabwe including Imbube/Isicathamiya music (Acapella), Gumboot Dance (a traditional dance style of the miners), Isitshikitsha (Traditional) and Ibhiza Dance (Traditional dance practiced by the minority “Kalanga” people found in the southern parts of Zimbabwe). "THE HEALING LIGHT PROJECT" (HLP). The HLP was born of a simple request from Future. He recognized in Rahel a little light that his heart wanted to connect to. His interest re-ignited a project that Rahel had long been trying to get off the ground: “Tikkun: Songs of the Heart, Prayers of the Soul”- a collection of her original songs drawn on the Psalms. Mr. Moyo and Rahel realized that they share common concerns and goals and decided to collaborate. They are very excited that our debut USA-AFRICA HLP launch was a huge success. A little spark was ignited and is growing a little light (אור קטן) is reaching to become a big huge light (אור איתן) - a light unto the world! This is their "Tikkun/תקון" - we start by fixing and healing ourselves. We become lasting friends and in this way we can create an amazing world!

  • CHAI
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    The number "18" represents the Hebrew word and concept "CHAI" or "LIFE". Thank you for giving life to our project and collaborative efforts in Israel. You will receive a FREE mp3 recording of one of our songs.

  • DOUBLE CHAI
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    The number "18" represents the Hebrew word, CHAI or LIFE. Thank you for giving life to our projects' second destination: ISRAEL! You will receive a FREE mp3 recording of two our songs.

  • TRIPLE CHAI
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    The number "18" represents the Hebrew word, CHAI or LIFE. Thank you for giving life, joining us in ISRAEL, and taking steps towards a new way of creating peaceful living in this amazing world! You will receive a FREE mp3 recording of three of our songs.

  • DOUBLE THE TRIPLE
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    The number "18" represents the Hebrew word, CHAI or LIFE. Thank you for doubling the triple of CHAI and for giving life to our projects' second destination: ISRAEL! You will receive a FREE mp3 recording of our songs.

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    The number "18" represents the Hebrew word, CHAI or LIFE. Donating and giving in this way is a sacred act. Thank you for multiplying CHAI and giving life in abundance to our projects' second destination: ISRAEL! You will receive a FREE mp3 recording of our songs.

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