INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST TO PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH AND CONNECT GLOBAL MUSIC COMMUNITY WITH RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE
— Lord Syed Kamall
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, June 8, 2023/EINPresswire.com/ — MEMPHIS, TN – The worldwide launch occasion reside streamed to Tens of 1000’s of viewers world wide, taking viewers from Memphis’s Stax Museum’s historic Studio A, to Liverpool and UK Parliament, London. That is the primary time a US metropolis has gone reside to UK Parliament for a undertaking of this nature.
The Unity of Faiths Basis (TUFF), headquartered in Liverpool, England, proudly launched The Highway to Memphis on the iconic Stax Museum of American Soul Music Friday morning, June 2, 2023. The Highway to Memphis is a world tune contest showcasing expertise and emotional expression via music, concurrently selling psychological well being and offering entry to free care periods for musicians and songwriters.
TUFF conceived and launched the concept of a world and inclusive tune contest that serves as a automobile to showcase world music cities, whereas additionally selling psychological well being throughout the music and artistic group. Memphis is host metropolis for yr three of the competitors following Liverpool in 2021 and Nashville in 2022. The competition is targeted on creating connections to psychological well being via the competition whereas showcasing the distinctive sound and genres produced by the world’s elite music cities. Memphis has lengthy been generally known as the Dwelling of Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll, right now the town can also be recognized for its hip-hop and rap music scene, producing artists who’re recognized world wide for his or her contributions to in style tradition.
With The Highway to Memphis, TUFF goals to find authentic expertise by shining a highlight on the psychological well being wants of the music/inventive group and past. Finalists within the tune contest will carry out in Memphis November, 2023.
Inaugural tune contest & occasion in 2022 had important engagement that included submissions from 35 nations, 22,421 whole tune submissions, and greater than 3,500 contributors who requested and obtained psychological well being help, together with 340 contributors from Tennessee.
The standing-room-only crowd in Stax Museum’s Studio A was handled to main influencers talking in entrance of a formidable video wall staging the reside streaming – together with Lord Syed Kamall – Home of Lords, UK Parliament; Mayor Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor Metropolis of Liverpool, Kevin Kane, President Memphis Tourism; Consul Common Rachel Galloway, His Majesty’s British Consulate – Atlanta; Beverly Robertson, Belief Advertising Memphis; Dr.Shamender Talwar & Anna Prior, Co-founders of TUFF; Pat Mitchell Worley, President & CEO, Soulsville Basis; and Allison Fouche Chief Communications OfficeMemphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s workplace; Jon Keats and Invoice Heckle; administrators The Cavern Membership, offered by program director Daniel Xander, TUFF’s Artistic Director.
The Highway to Memphis launch occasion could also be seen right here: https://fb.me/e/GZt6eChL and downloadable EPK hyperlink beneath.
Sponsors and supporters of the songwriting contest embrace: The Metropolis of Memphis, Memphis Tourism, Stax Museum of American Soul Music/Soulsville Basis, The British Consulate – Atlanta, American Basis of Suicide Prevention, Royal Studios, Arts Memphis, Liverpool Metropolis Council, BBC, UK Home of Lords
For extra info or to submit a tune for this world contest and psychological well being consciousness undertaking, please go to roadtomemphis.us
QUOTES FROM LAUNCH EVENT:
Lord Syed Kamall Home of Lords UK Parliament,
“Music tugs at your heartstrings. It touches and caresses your soul but additionally opens your thoughts. That basically exhibits the facility of music, significantly once we come to the problems of psychological well being.”
Rachel Galloway, His Majesty’s Consul Common to South Jap USA:
“I’m excited to help The Highway to Memphis songwriting contest as this initiative is a inventive option to highlight the very critical concern of psychological well being. As analysis exhibits, music can have a deep psychological affect and musical engagement can result in constructive psychological well being and wellbeing outcomes. Due to TUFF, Memphis Tourism, Stax Museum,, Metropolis of Memphis, and different companions for all their efforts in bringing this undertaking collectively!”
Dr Shamender Talwar & Anna Prior Co-founders of TUFF:
“Music has the facility to remove the stigma of Psychological Well being. This undertaking saves lives and we are going to proceed to take action and take a look at to verify nobody slips via the web.”
Kevin Kane, Memphis Tourism President & CEO
“Memphis is a music vacation spot, for music followers, artists, musicians, they’re the lifeblood of our group and tourism business. Music is our metropolis’s world identification. Whenever you
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