Events Calendar

Creative Arts Initiative Artist-in-Residence Program

Sound of Community Workshop

Cyro Baptista
Presenter Affiliation:
Tom Kolor
Percussion Garden at Artpark, 450 South 4th Street, Lewiston, NY
Off Campus
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Creative Arts Initiative and Artpark
Cynthia Stewart at 716-645-6073 (
Web site:
Imagine a performance that would involve professional musicians, children, teenagers, senior citizens, adults with developmental disabilities, and physically challenged individuals performing choreography in their wheelchairs. A performance where no more emphasis would be placed on Yo-Yo Ma’s Stradivarius Cello than would be placed on pizzicato rubber bands and balloon bassoons. Imagine an opportunity for an adult living with developmental disabilities to play an instrument he or she built from scratch as part of a full production on a stage with lights in front of an audience. This is the ultimate goal of The Sound of Community project, which is coming to Buffalo, NY with the support of the Creative Arts Initiative and Artpark. The Sound of Community is a project of true inclusion, where underserved members of the community collaborate together. Each participant will be made to feel that music isn’t something only created on big stages and fancy recording studios – but rather can be a part of their everyday life as a ritual and a means of bringing people together. All are welcome to participate in this week of FREE workshops, July 24-30.