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JAM bring the tunes to workshop

Jono Miller, Nye Stewart, Mark Williamson, Linda Gibson, Lizzy MacNamara and Michael Thomas enjoy the workshop.
Jono Miller, Nye Stewart, Mark Williamson, Linda Gibson, Lizzy MacNamara and Michael Thomas enjoy the workshop.

A ROUSING round of Christmas carols led by JAM musicians was enjoyed by all who attended the Neighbourhood Centre's Christmas in July party yesterday.

The JAM musicians teamed up people living with a disability to sing the carols at the party after spending the week in workshops with them in preparation for the performance.

JAM conducted two workshops that were attended by people with a disability and their carers and family members with everyone having a wonderful time.

JAM manager Michael Thomas said this week's workshop participants even composed two songs with the promise of more to come.

"Local people living with disabilities are working with our musicians to write songs," Michael said.

"We will record these songs with participants and then practise for a performance together on the Multicultural Festival stage on August 25."

Local Area Coordination Disability Services spokeswoman Wendy Tucker said they were appreciative of JAM coming to conduct workshops for the week.

"They have been fantastic," Wendy said.

"They offered to do workshops with people with disabilities.

"I'd like to acknowledge them for their social justice and being so inclusive of people with a disability.

"They were doing song-writing workshops and I am hoping it will lead to other projects with JAM in the future."


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