Art of Life — Produced by Karen Smyles
The mission of the Melodic Caring Project is to bring genuine love and compassion together with the medically proven healing properties of music and share them with children in need. To provide love, encouragement and healing through music to every child in need and to inspire communities worldwide to do the same.
The Melodic Caring Project is a non-profit organization which bridges the gap between music, technology and patients battling serious illness by streaming LIVE personalized concerts to kids and teens in the hospital. Melodic Caring Project embraces the medically proven healing properties of music to alleviate pain, reduce anxiety and aid in the overall wellness and wellbeing of the patient. The Melodic Caring Projects model meets a real and pressing need in the market with its new innovative approach, offering ease, accessibility and comfort to those suffering from serious illness or injury, especially those quarantined and/or suffering from immunodeficiency.
The Melodic Caring Project is about one artist, or band, playing a LIVE and extremely personal concert for a select group of patients. That performance is filmed and streamed LIVE directly to the patients hospital bed, or home where they can watch the show in the comfort and anonymity of their own room. Through a live-chat feature, patients can chat throughout the concert with friends, family and outside supporters sending real-time messages of love and encouragement, creating a true sense of community and support. This unique service is free to the patient and free to the hospital. Revenues generated by donations, grants, sponsorships, merchandise sales etc., are re-distributed in the form of music to provide therapy, hope and empowerment to those suffering from serious illness.
Recently, The Melodic Caring Project was in Philadelphia at World Café Live to stream a concert by singer/songwriter, Brandi Carlile. Art of Life had the opportunity to sit down with the founder of the organization, Levi Ware, to talk about why this organization has taken on such an important role in his life, and his hopes for it’s future. We also got to experience his personal musical talents in a studio performance of his hit song “Hey, Hey”, which has become the theme song for the organization.