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Middle School Melodies - Melodie della scuola media
Directed by Carine Bijlsma Italian title: Middle School Melodies - Melodie della scuola media
The Netherlands / 2009 / 52'

I musicisti di Yo! Opera organizzano un workshop settimanale per un gruppo di ragazzi di una cosiddetta “scuola secondaria nera”, con l’obiettivo di realizzare una piccola performance. Cantare, suonare, scrivere i testi delle canzoni: all’inizio è tutto nuovo per i ragazzi. Ma poi alzano la voce, in tutti i sensi. L’esperienza della loro vita quotidiana riecheggia nei testi delle loro canzoni. The musicians of Yo! Opera organise a weekly musical workshop for a group of teenagers of the so-called black secondary school. They work at a small performance. Singing, making music, writing song texts: everything looks new to these kids at the beginning. But soon they raise their voices, in more than one sense. Their experiences of daily life echo in their songs’ lyrics.

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