THE AWESOME MUSIC PROJECT CANADA EXPLORES THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC

All proceeds from The Awesome Music Project Campaign will go to music and mental health research initiatives.

The Awesome Music Project Canada: Songs of Hope and Happiness by authors Robert Carli and Terry Stuart brings you behind-the-scenes glimpses into the musical lives of a diverse array of Canadians. Olympic skier Jennifer Heil reveals the soundtrack that brought her the Gold medal in Torino; singer-songwriter Michael Bublé celebrates the way music cemented his bond with his grandfather, and mental-health advocate Eric Windeler shares the poignant song that helped him through the devastating loss of his son to suicide.

These and other inspiring tales fill this beautifully illustrated tribute to the songs, musicians, and composers that comfort us, move us, and lift our spirits. Rounding out The Awesome Music Project Canada are descriptions of the neurological research confirming the ways in which music is good for us. It improves our mental, emotional and physical health, wards off loneliness and depression, and even delays dementia. To put it simply: music makes us feel good.

Renowned astronaut Chris Hadfield turned to music for comfort through the loss of a close friend. Grammy-award winner Sarah McLachlan used it to escape the torment of high-school bullies. The healing power of music is at the heart of this collection of intimate stories from diverse individuals that make up the mosaic of Canada — from teachers to cab drivers to bestselling authors and global pop stars.

THE AWESOME MUSIC PROJECT’S SUPER, AWESOME GOAL:

TO BUILD A COMMUNITY THAT CAN ACCELERATE SOLUTIONS TO MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH MUSIC

  • To foster awareness about the issues in Mental Health
  • To drive research and tool development linking music and mental health
  • To raise the health and happiness of all Canadians
  • (and beyond!)

BOOK LAUNCH/FUNDRAISER – THE AWESOME MUSIC PROJECT: AN EVENING OF STORIES, SONGS, AND SCIENCE

Ed Robertson Barenaked Ladies

“I have given my whole life to writing, recording, and performing music, and I’m STILL fascinated by what it means to people. This is a wonderful read.” ED ROBERTSON, BARENAKED LADIES

I attended the event in Toronto at the Gladstone Hotel on October 10thfeaturing Jim Creeggan and Ed Robertson from Barenaked Ladies, David Bidini from The Rheostatics, and The Good Lovelies. Stories told by Nobu Adilman from Choir! Choir! Choir!, Shaun Brodie from The Queer Songbook Orchestra, and Lieutenant-Commander Shekhar Gothi of the Canadian Armed Forces, on his experiences in the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. A second event will be held November 1st in Kitchener, Ontario at TheMuseum.

David Bidini from The Rheostatics