The Miami Children's Chorus is pleased to partner with FineReads for its project Song and Spoken Word. Through its publishing FineReads seeks to: foster • inspire • nurture • entertain while promoting literacy around the world. Song and Spoken Word takes place in the Miami-Dade County Public Libraries throughout the community. Its aim is to use the power of the arts to foster greater empathy and understanding of some of the different cultures in our community. We feel that the arts can provide a vehicle to help “…raise the profile of less visible cultures and foster connections and exchange among residents from different cultures.” By actively engaging the community in singing songs and readings in their original language coupled with English translations (sung and spoken) we can have a tremendous impact on the value of people in our community. What better way than instilling a lifelong love of the magic of words – sung, read and spoken.
This project of the Miami Children’s Chorus is supported, in part, by grants from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the City of Coral Gables; the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; The Miami Foundation and Citizens Interested in Arts, Inc.