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V is for Viewing Disability – A to Z Blogging Challenge

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Music, done well, can ignite other senses. When an indie band from Australia hits the stage, audiences are in for a sensory explosion.

 

Rudely Interrupted was formed in 2006 and has been creating original music and touring internationally ever since.

They’ve even been invited to play at the United Nations!

 

My personal favorite song of theirs is ‘Close My Eyes.’  Watch how, during the first verse the audience can’t see the band members. In the second verse, band members, and their visible disabilities, defy any audience expectations.   It’s a subtle but powerful test of our own prejudices.

 

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A is for Australia’s e.motion 21 – A to Z Blogging Challenge

A - Blogging From A to Ze.motion21 is an Australian non-profit organization that offers dance and exercise classes for children and young adults who have Down syndrome.  Founded in April, 2009, by Cate Sayers, e.motion21 has grown into a multi-site program with seven different locations across Victoria.


You can find out more about this fantastic group: