The power of music brings David Hoy Elementary School community together

"We hear music with our ears but feel it in our hearts"

  • Oct. 28, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Members of Barefoot Caravan perform with primary students at David Hoy Elementary School.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

“We hear music with our ears but feel it with our hearts.”

This was certainly true as kindergarten students from David Hoy Elementary school broke out in song with a tune called “Hands and Hearts” along with the band, Barefoot Caravan.

The school gym came alive as primary students from kindergarten to grade 3, sang, danced and played their hearts out as teachers and parents clapped and sang along.

The students practised all week along with the band in preparation for the final performance on Oct. 22.

Barefoot Caravan truly believes that music belongs to everyone. “Music and the arts are a gateway to knowing ourselves: a window to the soul. This is why music is so important in the world today.”

The band, based in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, perform and provide musical workshops to schools in B.C. to promote visibility and accessibility to children and to also increase intercultural understanding through rhythmic based programs.

Barefoot Caravan performs indigenous music in various languages combining root rhythms such as Soca, Afro-Cuban, Gypsy and Reggae with melodic harmonies.

They are currently touring with their new debut, EPEchoes.

On Friday, October 30 at 1:30 p.m., the band will be performing with the senior students in theDavid Hoy Elemtary School gym. All are welcome to attend this energetic and fun performance.

Barefoot Caravan will also be sharing the stage with Red Haven, another band from B.C. on Halloween night at the Fort St. James Community Centre Theatre.

Tickets for the concert and masquerade ball are available at Soup Wallah and the FSJ District Office.

For more information on Barefoot Caravan visit:


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