A fling called Swing
Looking for young volunteers
A Fling called Swing (AFLICAS) is seeking young volunteers from various countries who are musicians to create a swing group. Our objective is to organize twelve 20 days Workcamps to perform various concerts and other artistic actions at senior and health centers.
We are looking for young people who have excellent musical skills and can play an instrument to be include in a Swing Band. Lindy hop dancers, painters and video makers may be included somehow as long as the can play music. Candidates SHOULD send us a video where we can evaluate their skills as a musician together with a CV. Additionally to firstname.lastname@example.org, Spanish knowledge is very welcome.
It is a project to promote Mental Health and mitigate the effects of the isolation of this group after the Covid19 pandemic. It is a project of solidarity, art, and intergenerational cooperation.
Do you want to participate? Please register here:
- 30/6 Presentation of the project at 19.00 at Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Altea, Alicante, Spain
- 23/8 to 11/9. AFLICAS I workcamp for 18 participants
A fling called swing Activities
Looking for mainly musicians but also dancers, artists and video makers to join a very special art and social project. Volunteers will create a Swing Music Band that will offer concerts to the elderly and vulnerable people in residencial houses and hospitals. Due to Covid 19 loneliness has generated a significant increase in senile dementia, reduced mobility, depression and dependency among vulnerable population. In fact, these concerts will not only become additional entertainment but above all an opportunity for social relations and the dissemination of healthy practices and healthy living. Also, we want to involve dancers so that they participate and unite in the emotional bonds between people of different generations .The activities will also include the creation of mural art to make the project more visible and a final Concert with a Local Band. Therefore ONLY volunteers with skills to play musical instruments will be principally included in the selection process..
The volunteers will have an opportunity to live and play together in a group of people of different nationalities, so they can learn many interesting things from each other and raise their level of cultural tolerance. Also, it´s a great experience of working in a team, especially an international one. It´s a project where you can show all your musical talents and creativity.
Accommodation, food and travel expenses
The first days will be used to practise and for group dynamics, and therefore the group will stay at a remote house to be able to create a repertory. During the following days, they will be travelling to other locations. Food expenses are covered by De Amicitia. The volunteers are meant to cook their meals.
The project is promoted by the European Commission
Various European associations participate together with the City Council of Altea and Imed Hospitals. The project is promoted by the European Commission and coordinated by the association De Amicitia.
Swing under my Wing
AFLICAS is the outcome of Swing Under My Wing, a pilot project that took place in 2019. We expect AFLICAS to have more visibility, musical quality, solidarity, and impact. Do you want to check what it looked like?