This is an information postcard for Sampad’s Ante Natal music and movement project for South Asian women in the Midlands. The project was launched in 2001 at a number of hospitals and health centres in the region. The initiative acted as the first in a series of early years arts projects planned by Sampad. Two singers and a dancer worked alongside health workers and midwives in a series of fortnightly sessions. The sessions involved traditional South Asian music and gentle movements as a way for expectant mothers to relax, bond with their unborn babies and prepare for motherhood.
|Date of Creation / Publication||2001|
|Associated Person/ Organisation||Ray, Piali|
|Collection and Reference Number||Sampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)|
|Copyright||The Creator and/ or the associated|
|Access to originals||The originals belong to Sampad|
|Series notes||Music plays an important role in Sampad's work. The organisation has initiated and developed a range of participatory community music projects in education and youth settings. It aims to produce and promote new music; commission new music projects; and create links and offer new opportunities to upcoming artists. Through its partnerships with other institutions, Sampad also provides training and professional development for musicians in education and community projects.|
|Collection notes||Sampad was founded in 1990, under the directorship of Piali Ray OBE. The arts organisation was established to strengthen the infrastructure of South Asian arts in the West Midlands and Birmingham region. Due to Director Piali Ray's background as a dancer, this south Asian arts development agency has retained its strengths in dance, however its current remit is much wider, covering cross art forms of music, theatre, crafts and literature within education and community environments.|