Who is ProjectMusicWorks?
ProjectMusicWorks is a nonprofit, arts and cultural organization based in southern Maine/seacoast NH. Our purpose is to carry an uplifting message of hope, strength, and joy to diverse audiences through music, with a focus on American roots music, including gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, Americana, and some popular music directly influenced by roots. It is our hope that by bringing the music and its rich history to different communities, we will all be brought closer together to understand the meaning of peace, equality, respect, unity, and justice.
To help the community participate directly in the experience of singing gospel music, we sponsor a secular gospel choir called Rock My Soul. It is open to anyone who can hear and retain the parts they sing; reading music is not necessary. We also sponsor a smaller group called The RMS Five. Both these groups provide quality performances.
In every age, from the time of slavery down to the present moment, when repressed individuals and disempowered communities have needed sustenance, gospel music and all other forms of American popular music that have come from it have been there as a source of strength, hope, and encouragement. In this tradition we bring roots, gospel, and other forms of American music to the disenfranchised in our own communities in order to keep that source of strength alive. For reduced fees or gratis, we sing at hospice, hospitals, mental health centers, nursing homes, and various other facilities that support those in need. Proceeds from our concert performances and donations from our sponsors help support this crucial part of our mission.
Please browse our site to find out about our music, workshops, and other community-building events.
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