Since 2015 we have been working with Oasis Cardiff a centre for asylum seekers and refugees, to deliver The Oasis One World Choir project. www.oasiscardiff.org.
We have a very supportive network of singing and musical volunteers. These volunteers come from both the local Cardiff community as well as from the refugee and asylum-seeking community. The resulting chemistry of the wonderful people from around the globe making music together, as well as the many barriers that the project seems to break down along the way are evidence that this project is extremely special and unique.

Testimonials

As evidenced in a recent publication using Oasis One World Choir as a case study
(Wellbeing and integration through community music: the role of improvisation in a music group of refugees, asylum seekers and local community members):

‘One participant, a young woman who had recently arrived in the UK, became quite emotional during a women’s dance improvisation session. She later mentioned to one participant that she cried because she realised how long it had been since she last felt happy. She described remembering how freedom feels, albeit for a short amount of time. As group leaders, we observed that enabling this feeling, on a weekly basis, helps participants in their search for a sense of freedom within the workshops as well as in their lives outside.
(Oasis Music Group participant)

Music is so powerful “The role of music is about affirming one’s essential humanity. When people are put into sometimes difficult situations, the fact that they can listen to music, and participate in making music, restores a sense of self.”
(Sue Lukes (2005) In Tune Conference, Refugee Action).

Support us

Since 2015 we have been working with Oasis Cardiff a centre for asylum seekers and refugees, to deliver The Oasis One World Choir project. www.oasiscardiff.org.

We have a very supportive network of singing and musical volunteers. These volunteers come from both the local Cardiff community as well as from the refugee and asylum-seeking community. The resulting chemistry of the wonderful people from around the globe making music together, as well as the many barriers that the project seems to break down along the way are evidence that this project is extremely special and unique.

Testimonials

‘Music is universal, everyone listens to music, singing and making music is good for your health. It doesn’t solve your problems but makes you feel better and more able to deal with what’s happening in your life’
(Mauda, Oasis Music Group)

Once I’m here I forget about my sorrows about my worries, I feel lifted. Before I joined the choir I was always thinking, when is it going to get better? Since I joined the choir I feel better.

(Abimbola Oasis Music Group)

As evidenced in a recent publication using Oasis One World Choir as a case study
(Wellbeing and integration through community music: the role of improvisation in a music group of refugees, asylum seekers and local community members):

‘One participant, a young woman who had recently arrived in the UK, became quite emotional during a women’s dance improvisation session. She later mentioned to one participant that she cried because she realised how long it had been since she last felt happy. She described remembering how freedom feels, albeit for a short amount of time. As group leaders, we observed that enabling this feeling, on a weekly basis, helps participants in their search for a sense of freedom within the workshops as well as in their lives outside.
(Oasis Music Group participant)

Music is so powerful “The role of music is about affirming one’s essential humanity. When people are put into sometimes difficult situations, the fact that they can listen to music, and participate in making music, restores a sense of self.”
(Sue Lukes (2005) In Tune Conference, Refugee Action).

Support us

Since 2015 we have been working with Oasis Cardiff a centre for asylum seekers and refugees, to deliver The Oasis One World Choir project. www.oasiscardiff.org.

We have a very supportive network of singing and musical volunteers. These volunteers come from both the local Cardiff community as well as from the refugee and asylum-seeking community. The resulting chemistry of the wonderful people from around the globe making music together, as well as the many barriers that the project seems to break down along the way are evidence that this project is extremely special and unique.

Testimonials

As evidenced in a recent publication using Oasis One World Choir as a case study
(Wellbeing and integration through community music: the role of improvisation in a music group of refugees, asylum seekers and local community members):

‘One participant, a young woman who had recently arrived in the UK, became quite emotional during a women’s dance improvisation session. She later mentioned to one participant that she cried because she realised how long it had been since she last felt happy. She described remembering how freedom feels, albeit for a short amount of time. As group leaders, we observed that enabling this feeling, on a weekly basis, helps participants in their search for a sense of freedom within the workshops as well as in their lives outside.
(Oasis Music Group participant)

Music is so powerful “The role of music is about affirming one’s essential humanity. When people are put into sometimes difficult situations, the fact that they can listen to music, and participate in making music, restores a sense of self.”
(Sue Lukes (2005) In Tune Conference, Refugee Action).

Support us