In September, I took the Little Flock to Crotona Park and we listened to the Youth Orchestra of Caracas. Heidi Hynes, my supervisor, mentioned the concert to me the week before.
I am a strong believer in music and was happy the parents at my church allowed their children to join me.
It was a concert celebrating 10 years of solidarity between the Bronx and Venezuela. In 2005, the late President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, provided gallons of discounted heating oil to thousands of low-income residents of the South Bronx. While sitting there on the grass, I felt a feeling of positivity in the air, it felt like only the possible could happen for the rest of my life!. Everyone was celebrating the goodness in the Bronx and all the things that can happen when you put your mind to it…
I was happy I went because the concert has inspired me on many levels.
Everytime I go to a music concert, it reminds me how hard work really does pay off. It also make me pick up my flute and take time to pratice the piano. I enjoyed the testimonies given by UpbeatNYC.
The children who went with me expressed their desire to learn how to eventually play an instrument.
One of the best comments during the concert was: “In Venezuela it is a child’s consitutional right to learn music”.