The youth exchange “Mix the Voices of Europe” was organized in frames of action 1 Mobility of Education from “Erasmus +” Programme in which 41 people (with 6 leaders) from 5 countries (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Turkey) took part. The project was created for active people interested in music. The main aim of the project was to awake the inner creativity and the ability to manage intercultural conflicts. The specific objective of this exchange programme was to increase the awareness about the importance of using music in our life and achieving agreement through using music. Thanks to innovation of using music as a bridge we could find solutions to cross intercultural borders between us. The methods of our work were workshops organized by volunteers of Positive Changes Association in cooperation with project’s partners and by invited trainer. Other important aspect was to improve personal abilities by exploring the synchronic singing technique mixed with beatboxing. We focused on singing beyond the words and we made a show where the only sounds were coming from the human voice. We managed to increase our mind-body connection and learnt how to achieve self-mastery. Synchronic singing was a metaphor of dialogue beyond the words where the international choir presented the power and the importance of each voice. We were working in small, mixed groups, and afterwards, the effects of our work were talked over together. We were also working altogether in order to prepare an accurate portrayal of Europe in an international musical show. The effect of the project were promotion of finding international understanding by giving a common concert and also new personal abilities and possibilities of each participant by increasing awareness about international borders, finding mind-body connection and achieving self-mastery through synchronic singing method.
Youth exchange movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1R4Xs9nMF0&feature=youtu.be
Final performance #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ek284yZcvA&feature=youtu.be
Final performance #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOCt7o8oSuk&feature=youtu.be