The Bread Houses Network, in collaboration with the international organization MIMA Music, also started by a fellow Princeton University graduate of Dr. Nadezhda Savova, and specializing in music improvisation for underserved communities and schools, developed a method of community-building through music played on kitchen instruments called “KITCHEN MUSIC”. The first event with this method took place at MIMA Studio Brooklyn in February 2012.
People of all ages come together to make bread from scratch around candle-lit tables, learning about bread’s different elements as symbols in various cultures and as metaphors for human relationships, and exploring the sounds of bread-making, from the water touching the flour to the kneading and the rolling of the dough. While baking the bread, we all relive the birth of samba in Brazil as all join playing kitchen utensils, improvising rhythms with our own plates, pots and graters as the aroma of hot bread infuses the space and inspires us. The event culminates when we break hot bread together and share it with one another while continuing to play on the same instruments we used to make the bread. It is a multi-sensorial journey involving all senses and various forms of creativity!
Also see the Kitchen Music event at the Princeton YMCA, February 2012
If you would like us to help you organize such an event with you, feel free to contact us!
Just found out about The Bread House, almost to late but there are still three days to go until the event. “International Bake Bread for Peace Day” is on October the 24th. It was born out of the wish for Peace, the world is in chasos and it’s going from bad to worse, we all feel helpless that there is nothing we can do. Breaking Bread together is a universal sign of Peace, what better way to express our wish for Peace than to bake and share Bread together in Peace and for Peace. We are asking people to create events in their local areas, their community halls, their workplaces, their libiarys, there places of worship, their own kitchens, anywhere that people can come together to mindfully bake and share Bread on the 24th. This is not a fund raising event, you can’t buy Peace…You have to give it! We are asking people to post details of how they plan to mark the day on the Bake Bread for Peace facebook page and afterwards to share photos or videos of their Peace Bread on the same page. I know this is very late in the day for you to find out about this world event but i’m living in the possibility that even now you will be able to take part in some way. Together we will make a difference. I look forward to hearing from you. Keep an eye on the Bake Bread for Peace facebook page for information and updates.
I send you gentle thoughts.