Focusing on Solutions
Thoughts are still centered on protecting our most at-risk populations, especially as things are opening. It's a fine thing, says me, this learning and adapting to better include the care of others in our thinking. With that in mind, I've watched musicians working to get back out there. I've heard the concerns of both performer and audience members, and decided to put my mind and heart to bringing a solution into the mix. I've assembled a portable frame and plexi unit, a Portable Personal Protection Performance Space (PPPPS). I met with respiratory therapists that gave feedback, and now am happy to offer some hope to those who would like to get back out singing, speaking, performing, with more consideration and safe social distance.
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Here's to smiles of hope, shared.
The Woodshed Podcast
from the hearing room, lowell, ma.
Ever wonder why Colette never became a nun?
Want to hear an exclusive preview of what her 1940's Traveling Radio Show sounds like?
Host Aaron Tornberg asked the questions and the honest answers simply happened!
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Movie soundtrack inclusion
one little finger
acted in by over 80 children and adults with disabilities
"I could not be more proud of what this important International film will accomplish. To have words I have written and recorded, in my own voice, included among the many voices of inspiration that will perpetuate the One Little Finger message, in music, is a dream come true." ~ Colette O'Connor
Colette was invited to write her feelings about humanity and individual potential, and then she recorded them for inclusion in the film soundtrack:
Bonus Track 25: Voices of the People From Around The World, includes words by:
Julian Lennon, Dave Mason, Alyssa Steinmetz, Von Kopfman, Swathi, Rodney Arbona, Robert Murphy,Heather Caton, Dorothy Burlakowska, Eileen Grubba, Paul Marturano, Mia Kylie, Lori Citro, Liz Abbott, Lili Roquelin, Kathy Sanborn, Jill, Jillmarie Creedon, Jenifer Mahannah, Inka Auhagen, Greg Foley, Eileen Sherman, Deborah Jaffe, Colette O’Connor, Daniela Celella, CharleneThellmann, Bill Caterini, Anne Leighton, Andrea Jennings, Adrian Esposito, May Pang, Sue Shilling, Cindy Paulos, Laurie Ziel
Ability in Disability – Promoting Inclusion & Diversity!
Over a billion people live with some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world’s population. People are disabled, not only mentally, physically and emotionally, but by society itself. It is statistically probable that everyone will experience a disability at some point in their life.
The music is directed by Rupam Sarmah. The soundtrack includes World Folk music of various styles combining with contemporary music and classical music.
Many Grammy and Oscar winning artists collaborated with musicians with disabilities in the making of the soundtrack to support the cause of ability in disability, also featuring Quincy Jones, Julian Lennon, Siedah Garrett, Kechi Okwuchi, Sumitra Guha, Kevin Mackie, Stephen Melillo and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. The song consists of lyrics in various languages Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, English, and healing mantras. Properly composed vibrational music can heal mind, body and soul.
Some of the tracks in this album are used in special-needs school as music therapy which is helping the children with pain relief and depression. We are continuing our research on frequency based vibrational music and artificial intelligence to help dementia patients and children with autism.
Film festival details speak volumes about the many nominations already achieved: https://tameladamico.com/blog/one-little-finger-premieres-at-cannes-2019
• Oniros Film Awards®, Italy: 4 Nominations
WINNER: Best Inspirational Film, Best Song – One Little Finger), Aug 2019
This is an incredibly revealing and affirming film that honestly depicts humanity; with great care and focus on what is and what can be! #OneLittleFinger
Singing in support
reviving navy tradition- command performance
The Inaugural Steel Beach BBQ was a veritable delight! All American BBQ, served on the fan-tail of the USS Massachusetts AND Colette linked in entertainment from Hollywood CA.- 1942 Hollywood CA to be exact!
Special Navy Ship to Shore technology helped the audience tune in and hear voices from the past present a LIVE Radio Show that included, The Harry James Orchestra, The Andrew Sisters and plenty of audience participation RADIO DRAMA.
Great fun, with history, for all ages and happens right on the spot where history happened, on the U.S.S. Massachusetts, Battleship Cove, New Bedford, MA.
Navy history was illustrated, Veterans shared stories. Gary Cooper read the Sports, there was a competition, audience participation Radio Drama...and all good clean family fun.
Best get your tickets early for next year!
You can also book this LIVE RADIO production for your school or event venue. Submit your request via the general contact on the booking page.
Colette O’Connor’s album – I Think I Am – Voted in the top 15 CD's of the Year 2016. Nominated CD of the Year, Pulse Magazine and Worcester Music Awards.
Colette is a visionary who sings because she must and because she does, all who hear her are filled with light and wonder. - Debra Andersen, Radio Programmer/Host "The Wimmin's Show" KZUM 89.3 FM-HD, Lincoln NE.
On "Ground to Dust" THIS is a real thinking persons song. There is deep, deep meaning here. Almost like an Al Stewart song: just when you think you've found the center, there lies yet another layer. - Daniel Stratton, The Wanderer, Independent Radio Host
I Think I AM is an exemplar of what good acoustic music should be in this time of same-sounding pop hits. Her original songs—from the pragmatically philosophic title track to the delightful story of the “People on the Porch”—resonate with both joy and insight, and deliver a pleasing vocal style combined with some outstanding musicianship. There are sixteen tracks in all, and every one is fashioned with both warmth and wit, evoking the poetic spirit of this talented artist. Songs like “Penny in the Pond,” “Been There Done That,” “Hide and Seek,” “Huckleberry Finn,” and the rest are worth listening to again and again. As a songwriter, O’Connor deftly crafts words, matches them with original melodies, and then infuses them with her own personality, creating something very special. -Nick Noble, host of THE FOLK REVIVAL on NPR station, WICN (Worcester Public Radio).