It is always interesting as a performer to experience the different vibes between venues, stage and audience sizes and places. Often it's the small concerts that end up filling the heart the most! Intimate, personal... and full of inspiration!
Last week I had the pleasure of playing for a group of teenies at the Spree-Neiße Youth Project awards-ceremony.
I got to chat with and listen to the project presenters for each teen group and at the end, I was able to play and engage the teens with a few nice sets of music from a crazy California-Berlin-Girl, plus we got to play a little "name that composer/song and win a CD" contest.... they did better with Bizet's "Carmen" than Santana's "Black Magic Woman." (Gotta add some classic rock education to all the other great stuff they are learning ;-) )
But what was the most inspiring for me was sitting there in this little recreation room in the middle of rural Germany, enjoying looking at the FUTURE of our world. Bright, young, engaged kids thinking about the future and what it means for us all, the wellness of our world and the workings of society.
And these projects are going on all over the world. Every country. Every language. Young people are being called to action to wake up and work for our collective existence.
The quiet ones were listening to the music. Watching from behind bashful eyes and messy Bieber hair... watching a version of themselves +15-20 years tell stories and share knowledge through song. They got it.
Mutual inspiration to say the least.
And as always, I am so thankful to my friends from AIDS-Hilfe Lausitz and the Kreis Jugendring Spree-Neiße e.V. for their unyielding support of me and my musical message of transformation, following your heart and changing the world!
Next week has a nice little surprise for the kids in store... I have a fun task for the winners of the project prize when they come to Berlin for a visit and a tour through the city with me!! ;-)
Stay tuned for photos of that.
And below is a video montage from the evening, including me performing from 8:30-on. Exciting stuff!
Love to you all.
The Author... it's me, Nicole!