Music Monday

Today children in Canada raised their voices in song for Music Monday, singing along with fellow Canadian Chris Hatfield. This year this Canadian astronaut participated in the yearly event from the International Space Station. And the song that was sung? One that was written by Chris Hatfield in conjunction with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies. The song is called “I.S.S.”, short for “Is Somebody Singing.”

The children enjoyed singing the song together outside in the playground. I am sure the school will participate again next year

Did you sing at 1 pm EST today along with Chris Hatfield?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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17 thoughts on “Music Monday

  1. Commander Hadfield was joined by hundreds of thousands across Canada. Our youngest son’s band played along and our niece’s school choir sang along, too. Great experience for all these kids, highlighting the connections between STEM and music.

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  2. Colline, you always introduce me to the most beautiful things. What a wonderful song. I love how words put to music can unite people and introduce concepts while drawing emotion to the surface that restores compassion when we are all so busy with our own struggle that we forget the struggles of others.

    This song gave me an image of our Earth through the eyes of an astronaut and made me think of the entire world as our home when seen as a whole from outer space. If we could all think of our Earth this way, we would realize that we are all family, together and we must work together to preserve our precious home and our precious family – the family of the entire worlds peoples.

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    1. Chris Hatfield certainly does give us another view of earth – and it is such a beautiful one. I would wish too that we could all be amazed at the beauty of our earth and come to work together to preserve it.

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    1. It is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn how to sing a modern song – and for them all to sing it together on the day chosen for Music Monday.

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