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RECAA Choir is a non-audition choir led by Dina Cindrić and composed of elders from different cultural communities of Montreal, many of whom belong to the community organisation RECAA: Respecting Elders Communities Against Abuse. The choir’s aim is to continue RECAA’s work of cultivating a culture of respect for the elderly – through storytelling, sounding, and song. 


The choir was formed in September 2019 out of an interest and need to expand RECAA’s contributions to the broader community of older adults and to improve the health and wellbeing of its members. In 2020 they began working on "Songs that Connect Us,” a project that encourages participants to share their histories and voices through storytelling and group-led singing, creating a space for meaningful dialogue on issues important to the group while fostering open communication and a respect for diversity within the choir and beyond.

Since the Spring of 2021, the choir has been involved in a participatory research pilot project led by Line Grenier (Université de Montréal). “Songs that Connect Us. Musicking as we age in RECAA’s choir: an exploration” explores connections between music, memory-making and aging as experienced by and performed in this multilingual and multicultural group of older activists.

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For more information about "Songs that Connect Us":

Songs that Connect Us and Projects songs

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Acts of Listening Lab

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