Gems Come From Research

So I am playing a nun in Suor Angelica. Knowing next to nothing about nuns, I went to YouTube to watch the only recent movie I could think of (excluding the Sound of Music) with nuns: “Sister Act” with Woopi Goldberg.

And I found this gem:

It is a dance routine done by several hundred men and women to Sister Act’s “Hail Holy Queen”. The catch is: all of them are inmates of CPDRC–Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. As I found, Cebu is a province of the Phillipenes. See this puff piece for the prison.

I really enjoy finding pieces like this and this one (“Graduation” by Vitamin C) which I picked for my post of Pachebell’s Rant:

I enjoy these videos because, as a musician, I need to know that music has a global appeal. Seeing prison inmates from the Philippines or school girls from Malaysia enjoying and using music I enjoy shows me how connected people can become through music.

It’s a good feeling.

Inspirational Quote:

“The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.”
-Elizabeth Drew

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