THE STRONG SESSIONS ALBUM

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‘Little House Big World’ was a song running in my head for years, so when i heard a traditional Phillipino song called ‘Bahay Kubo’ about a little hut with a garden with vegetables to share, i was inspired to ask friends to help me translate my song into various languages – Tagalog (Phillipino), Italian, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Kurdish.

Home and Community, Nutritious Food and Music, are so important to our well being and happiness. As a musician and composer with Multiple Sclerosis, Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) has given me a supportive community, and state of the heART accessible studio located at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre.

Produced by Craig Northey and Dave Symington, with support from ShoreFM, ‘Little House Big World’ was recorded at VAMS and Bryan Adam’s ‘The Warehouse Studio’ with the Boom Booms & VAMS Choir for the 25th Anniversary of CD The Strong Sessions.

We dedicate our performance of ‘Little House Big World’ to people of the Philipines who lost their homes in Typhoon Haiyan, and to all who have no home and community.

 

DESPITE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, SYLVI KEEPS ON PLAYING
JANUARY 29, 2014 JENNY PENG 彭執瑄
Musician sylvi macCormac sings on stage at launch party of The Strong Session, a CD featuring artists with severe physical disabilities (Nov. 30, 2013).
Electronic soundscape composition was foreign to sylvi macCormac until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1982. Although she was hooked on playing guitar, knowing that she would eventually lose the ability to play, she turned to studying computer music at Simon Fraser University.
She sang one of the surprise ballads of the night dedicated to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in their native tongue. She also prides herself for being able to sing in Cantonese, Mandarin, Kurdish, French and some Italian.
The international flavor and environmental themes of her music are inspired by her Celtic past and present awareness of immigrant communities in Vancouver. The result was a renewed passion from letting go of guitar playing, and immersing herself in soundscape composition and singing.
“When one door closed, another opened . . . we do that as people—we keep growing and adapting,” said macCormac.

http://jennypeng08.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/despite-multiple-sclerosis-sylvi-keeps-on-playing/

VAMS Choir arrangement for Nov. 30th concert

LITTLE HOUSE BIG WORLD BAHAY KUBO

[sylvi ‘s solo]
in a little house in a big world
with a lot of love for everyone
bahay kubo – malaking mondo
magandang – omaga

sye oak – dai sai guy – fa yun – ho lang [Cantonese]

une petite maison – dans le grand monde
une belle soirée – pour tous [French]

in a little house in a big world
a beautiful garden to make us strong

manganda kapa sa omega [Tagalog]
you are more beautiful than the morning

You are more beautiful than the morning
You are more beautiful than the morning
manganda kapa sa omaga

1:44[Everyone chants 2x]

“In a little house in a big world
With a lot of love for everyone
In a little house in a big world
A beautiful garden to make us strong”

1:59 [Sylvi – start same time as word “strong” from last verse]
in a little house in a big world
with a lot of love for everyone
bahay kubo – malaking mondo
magandang – omaga

[Wait 8 beats after “omagaaaa” has been held for 4 beats]
2:19 [Kent’s solo]
sye oak – dai sai guy – fa yun – ho lang
une petite maison – dans le grand monde
une belle soirée – pour tous

2:34 [Sheena’s solo]
in a little house in a big world
a beautiful garden to make us strong
manganda kapa sa omaga

2:50 [Sheila and sylvi harmony (start on count 8)]
you are more / beautiful / than the morning (2x)

3:05 [Sarah and sylvi harmony]
manganda kapa sa omaga [Sarah and sylvi]
you are more beautiful [Sarah]
than the morning [Sarah and sylvi]

[wait 4 beats]
3:21 [Everyone chants 2x]
“In a little house in a big world
With a beautiful garden to make us strong
In a little house in a big world
With a lot of love for everyone

3:28 [Sheila starts during 2nd time of chant, same time as ‘one’]
“You are more beautiful than the morning”

3:36 [Everyone sings and is free to harmonize]
You are more beautiful than the morning
Magandang kapa sa omaga
You are more beautiful than the morning
Magandang kapa sa omaga
You are more beautiful than the morning
Magandang kapa sa omaga

(c) sylvi 2012
english-tagalog (filipino)-italian -cantonese-francais-kurdish-mandarin
[for choir of wheel voices] http://www.VAMS/ org http://www.SYLVI.ca

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For twenty-five years, VAMS has been supporting and promoting physically disabled artists in the Metro Vancouver area. In celebration, VAMS artists teamed up with some of Vancouver’s top artists to record an album. We are thrilled to share this collaboration between long-time VAMS artists and musicians from all over the Metro Vancouver community.

THE STRONG SESSIONS ALBUM features

Barney Bentall, Jim Byrnes, T. Nile, Bend Sinister, Greg Drummond, The Boom Booms, Shaun Verreault, Steve Dawson, Dave Symington, Joe Coughlin, Odds, Rolf Kempf, C.R. Avery, Sylvi MacCormac, and many more!

The album is available online iTunes Link: http://ow.ly/rc2dm

Please share, post, and let people know about #VAMS and the #StrongSessions!

Vancouver Adapted Music society

To celebrate the release and the last 25 years of #VAMS , we partnered with Shore 104.3 FM to host an anniversary concert on November 30th at the SFU Fei + Milton Wong Experimental Theatre in Vancouver

The night will be filled with live musical performances by
The Strong Sessions artists and special guests Spinal Chord.

SFU Fei + Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
149 W Hastings St
Doors open @ 7:30pm. Concert @ 8pm.
Free Tickets to 25th Anniversary Concert: http://ow.ly/qNllr

Proceeds go directly back to supporting VAMS projects.

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For twenty-five years, VAMS has been supporting and promoting physically disabled artists in the Metro Vancouver area. In celebration, VAMS artists teamed up with some of Vancouver’s top artists to record an album – Strong Sessions
Strong Sessions Album Release: Tuesday November 26, 2013
VAMS’s 25th Anniversary + Strong Sessions Concert is on Saturday November 30th, at the SFU Fei + Milton Wong Theatre, Vancouver BC.
Tickets will be available by donation this November.
Supported by SHORE 104.3 FM

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