MUSICIANS AGAINST RACISM & APATHY
MARA.Global is an events initiative to encourage collaborations between musicians and performers from diverse cultural and artistic backgrounds. Our aim is to raise awareness about social, political and environmental issues that concern us. We work in association with charities and socially aware enterprises.
MARA.Global invites musicians, poets, artists, actors, film-makers and fashion designers, to meet, form new allegiances and create work together. We want to create partnerships between artists, companies and the wider community & to encourage companies to invest in long-term charitable initiatives that have far reaching impacts for disenfranchised young people, refugee communities and other groups of people in need.
FOUNDER / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Tina Grace is a singer, writer, performer, agitator & Long-time collaborator with Nitin Sawhney. Her current musical partnership La Qualia with sound designer Tom Colvin is influenced by her early upbringing in Brazil and Spain.
"At a young age my parents would take me to CND and anti-apartheid marches. This instilled in me an awareness that my immediate community & society at large were things to engage in & shape directly, and that I too was responsible for them. In my teens, while training in Brazilian circus school, I would teach skills to local street kids & learnt much from my experiences in Rio de Janeiro's favelas.
Current world affairs have recently inflicted a sense of disempowerment upon us all. Mara.Global is a way to engage others, to be inspired, to take action in our daily lives and to help improve the quality of life for those less fortunate than ourselves."
WE ARE MARA
HEAD OF MUSIC
Tom Colvin is currently audio Lead at games company Media Molecule (Sony), having previously worked for Microsoft on top selling computer game titles such as Devil May Cry and Enslaved, working alongside the likes of Andy Serkis and Alex Garland. Tom recently recorded and mixed BBC folk and songlines award-winning album for Seckou Keita (kora player). Tom is co-writer/composer in LaQualia, currently completing a musical homage to the work of John Berger with readings from actor Toby Jones.
"2016 - the onset of what feels like an age of political armageddon - at times felt utterly overwhelming. Those that occupy positions of power clearly do not have the interests of those less fortunate at heart. I find this deeply troubling, and it sometimes feels difficult to see how I can have any effect to the contrary. The only way to fight this sense of hopelessness is through action. Working in the arts provides us with an opportunity to show that we can and should work together, help one another and show by example how we can support those in difficult." circumstances. This is what MARA means to me.
MUSIC CONSULTANT / MEDITATION PRACTITIONER
Peter was for many years a professional musician and actor before retraining as a mindfulness practitioner and substance misuse support worker. He currently works for the NHS club drug clinic as a mindfulness practitioner and at the charity Build on Belief where he provides workshops in music and mindfulness for people struggling with drug and alcohol issues.
"Doing this work for many years in the community I have seen time and time again how creativity transcends our differences ,there is more that binds us than divides us ."
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MARA.Global is supported by IM2 Group
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