Did you know that when you listen to music, your body releases dopamine, a pleasure chemical? Did you know that music’s power is deeply rooted in our brains, developed from a need to create harmony, empathy and to survive life? Did you know that music expresses emotions, influencing moods and evoking pleasure?
Imagine giving a child the gift of hearing and seeing their response when they hear music for the first time! In a world that is so hardened, selfish and filled with greed – to give something back simply because you care is a great thing to do.
Be a part in giving the gift of hearing as Recording Studios celebrates their 5th birthday with a charity event on the 25th of June at the Good Luck Bar in Johannesburg, in an effort to raise funds for deaf children who have never experienced the magic of music.
Enjoy the very best in local music including Shortstraw, Naming James, David Beretta Owens (of Lithium), Hellcats and PitVirus.
“You love music and we love music and that’s why we want to team up and have a gig with a difference. We’re going to use our birthday event to raise money to fund cochlear implants and to buy hearing aids, giving children the gift of hearing. A cochlear implant costs R320 000,” says Colette Carr, Recording Studios.
Recording Studios is a website that revolves around South African music and the many talented musicians who contribute to it. It’s a space where artists, studios, producers, engineers can have a presence and let their market know more about them.
Every day in South Africa, 17 babies are born with some degree of hearing loss. Recording Studios have started the #HearYeeChallenge to get people to donate to the Crowd Funding Campaign (https://www.givengain.com/ap/recordingstudios/).
The event is in support of a charity called Hi Hopes and is proudly sponsored by The Beancounter, Choice Castings & Mouldings, Oticon SA, Converse, Smudge and Medbox.
Hi Hopes is the community outreach arm of the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. It provides support for families and is dedicated to helping deaf and hard-of-hearing children grow and learn in a world they cannot hear. Their focus is on early intervention and promoting whichever method of communication is best suited to the particular child and his/her family. Led by Professor Claudine Storbeck, a world specialist in Deaf Education, the ground-breaking HI HOPES programme is the only one of its kind in South Africa. For more information, visit www.hihopes.co.za.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.quicket.co.za/events/17528-hear-yee-recording-studios-5th-birthday/#/ for R60 or R80 at the door on the day. For more information on the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/894803053972233/.
Tickets purchased online put you into the draw to win a pair of Converse sneakers customised by Black Faff and a meal voucher at the luxurious Tintswalo at Waterfrall. The Good Luck Bar is located at 1 Fox Street, Johannesburg.