Deep friendships exist among people of different religions and cultures. In these relationships, differences are a cause for celebration and an opportunity to learn. The key to meaningful relationships is to connect people, as individuals, and to create a shared environment where conversation can happen. HEARTBEAT, an event about creating connections, will bring people together from diverse cultures and create a space for dialogue.
Across cultures and religions, music is a shared experience that has the power to bring disconnected individuals together as a community. HEARTBEAT is an event where musicians of different backgrounds will come together and create music that fuses musical genres. Music is a highly expressive language and this event’s musical content will be a dialogue between musicians about belonging, love, and community.
HEARTBEAT is about celebrating our differences and our humanity, and discarding the notion of “us” and “them”. Through a night of collaborative music and poetry, the project aims to create friendships and spark dialogue across communities in Vancouver.