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The Greek Bailout Fund and Us...

A powerful message for all of us from Marianne!!

As most of you have probably heard, a man, Thom Feeney, started a crowdfunding a few days ago for the Greek people. As of now, 1,267,947 € have been collected, (hopefully even more at the time of publishing ;) not even 1% of within reaching the goal. But the point is not about reaching the goal and whether it will save the situation of Greece or not, it is about solidarity between Europeans, people. It is about not saying that "just because you are going through a hard time, we want you out!".

Solidarity is our strengh.

So why am I writing about this on HELLO STAGE?

Nowadays, crowdfunding is the new way of making projects and dreams come true. In the old days, people would go to the bank and ask for a loan. We all know how hard this can be, especially if you are freelance musician... So, people have turned to the people to ask for help.

Thom Feeney's idea was to make a bailout fund for Greece. By the people, for the people. I was thinking that we as HELLO STAGErs, (as we are now more than 8000 members spread all over the world) could help each other and have our CD or projects funded by musicians, for musicians. Giving under 5€ is not ridiculous, it will never make you broke, and it can make someone's project come true.

If we would all give something, the minimum amount, or just share the campaign of fellow HELLO STAGErs, it would make a big difference at the end.

How many times did you invite a colleague of yours for coffee during a rehearsal break? It's the same here...and one day, it might be them inviting you back ;)

Currently there are 2 ongoing campaigns by our fellow HELLO STAGErs : Insomnia , by Maria Radutu on wemakeit and Antonio Uszynski, also on wemakeit.

Have a great day!
Marianne Dumas is a french cellist and teacher currently based in Berlin, where she is busy recording her upcoming Bach CD (what else;)). You can follow her journey and keep up with her musical adventures on her HELLO STAGE page!
Author: Marianne Dumas / edited by Nina HELLO STAGE
Comments [1]
Kosmas Lapatas - 2015-07-25 13:28
Marianne you are a true artist! Ethics, solidarity, awareness, intellectual insight and social functioning are the core of classical music. A Wassili Kandinsky once said, ''The musician insists, resists, and therefore exists''. Very happy to meet someone with such a critical thinking and open mind!. Love, Kosmas Lapatas
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