‘I think music goes straight to the soul, and it makes your body literally move, that’s changed, you get goose-bumps, you feel you want to dance, you want to scream: like, music does change people in a very literal way. It makes sense that it can move people to create other kinds of movements.’ Kate Nash on The World This Weekend 28 May 2017 from around 53 mins
After quite a silence in which we've been interviewing street choir members from London to Sheffield, Birmingham to Cardiff, we're almost ready to begin the long but enjoyable process of writing and putting together the book 'Singing for our lives'. Yesterday we were in Cardiff where Cor Cochion were very busy doing their extraordinary stuff, encouraging people to vote and to vote to defend our NHS. They attracted a lot of attention with street theatres and powerful, passionate singing! People loved it when the choir sang in front of Nye Bevan's statue (Nye is currently spattered with seagull poo - a sign of the times! But don't worry, activist plan to give him a wash and brush up this week).