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  • From a Sydney studio space, Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes reflects on three decades in the music industry. One of the biggest non-English speaking acts in the world, the 45-year-old is currently touring Australia.  He performed over the weekend at Byron Bay Bluesfest and is bringing his Latin groove to Sydney and Melbourne as part of the Australian leg of his tour. It's only his second visit Down Under. "I'm having the best time in Australia," Juanes, real name Juan Esteban Aristrizabal Vasquez, told SBS News. “What I like the most is the energy of the people in this country.” For More You Can Check: Cryptocurrency Animation Video
  • Isaac Kim didn't think reading an article on the link between memory, the elderly and music would lead him to front a nonprofit when he was a high-school freshman Music of Bakersfield is a group of volunteers that plays classical music at nursing and retirement homes in Bakersfield. Kim initially started playing solo pieces at Brookdale Senior Living's Memory Care Unit, two years ago, in hopes of helping those with Alzheimer's disease. Shortly after inception, Kim was joined by his younger brother, Ian, now a freshman at Stockdale High School. "It's important to help the elderly," Isaac, a junior at Stockdale High, said. Though there is strong research that ties listening to music to memory recall, his main objective with the group is to ease the feeling of loneliness that can be come with aging and being in a retirement home.  Isaac has been playing violin for about 13 years, but finds playing for seniors to be an incredibly rewarding experience. Two years later, Music of Bakersfield is thriving. It has other musicians and other instruments: viola, cello and double bass — with about twenty volunteers of various ages who play at Brookdale Senior Living, Brookdale Memory Care Unit and The Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County. For More You Can Check: Token sales advertising campaign
  • Bob Knutson spent his working years as a welder. He is first to admit he lacked a spark for music. Music found him anyway. Now, every month Knutson drives a 200-mile route making sure music finds its way to senior citizens, too. "This is a calling," the founder of Songs for Seniors said. "It's the best gift you could give these seniors." KARE-TV reports that Knutson's path from retiree to music man started when a neighbor died, leaving him with more than 2,000 vinyl records. Though never drawn to music before, Knutson started listening. Among waves of Johnny Cash, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, inspiration struck. If Knutson could find enjoyment from the old albums, he reasoned, maybe others would too. In 2014, Knutson dropped off his first turntable and speakers at a Red Wing nursing home. Four years later, he's delivered more than 40 record players to senior communities in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. "This is better than medicine and it's easier to swallow," said Knutson, repeating one of his favorite lines. Mary Dougherty is activities director at Preferred Senior Living in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, one of the senior communities on Knutson's route. "The music just brings so many memories to them," Dougherty said. "There are some people that don't talk anymore and music will bring them back. They can sing a song even when they can't talk." On a recent afternoon, residents of Preferred Senior Living gathered at a table, passing around newly delivered albums while listening to polka music and pop artists from the '50s and '60s. For More You Can Check: Smart contract technology example

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