A collaborative musical project devised at the height of Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions featuring people with disability, their families and carers, will premiere on International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), Thursday 3 December.
The finished product, a short virtual performance titled ‘Got the Magic’, was funded by Council, with two local songwriters, Delsinki and Brooke Taylor, commissioned to write the original song.
‘Got the Magic’ also includes Auslan interpretation and an audio described version to ensure greater access for the community.
Mayor Louise Crawford said IDPwD is an important opportunity for Council to demonstrate its commitment to improving equitable participation and inclusion for people with disability.
“Port Phillip has a strong creative heart and it’s our vision to continue to strengthen our City as a place in which people with disability feel valued and have a positive sense of belonging. ‘Got the Magic’ captures a period in our history where our community came together virtually to celebrate inclusion and acknowledge International Day of People with Disability,” Cr Crawford said.
The project celebrates inclusion within the local community and participation was open to anyone who lives, works, or has a significant connection to the Port Phillip community.
To view the performance on International Day of People with Disability, Thursday 3 November, please visit the IDPwD page.