VIDEO: Yaa-Hemaa - Sunday Music Video and...

We've had the absolute pleasure of working with Yaa-Hemaa on various projects and our most recent project together was a music video for her song called Sunday. 

"My song “Sunday” was inspired by a trip to Singapore. I was exploring the city with colleagues on a Sunday and upon entering the main shopping district, I was taken aback at the sight of hundreds of women, mostly Philippine domestic workers, who were milling about and chatting in large groups. I learned that this was their day off and it was an opportunity to reconnect with their compatriots. I wondered what their lives were like. I thought about their jobs taking care of other people’s children when many of them must have left behind children of their own. I thought about the sacrifices so many of them must have made. “Sunday” is my attempt to tell their stories, and the stories of so many who forego their own dreams and sacrifice so much for their loved ones."

This song was particularly important to work on because of the message behind it and my ethnic descent. With all of my family back in the Philippines and some of my sisters having personally experienced this, made it very easy for me to say yes to the project. 

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Yaa-Hemaa is also working on recording an EP and has set up a crowd funding campaign to help her finance the studio cost:

Please find the link to donate: http://igg.me/at/fundyaahemaasmusic/x/8684118

You may not be in a position to contribute financially right now, but there are other ways in which you can help.

You can spread the word by e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag ‪#‎FundYaahemaasMusic‬!

No garbage wasted

On Sunday, July 12, Scary Bear Soundtrack and Mailyne performed live at Winston Square wearing plastic bag dresses. 

From the Artist:

I created the hat using one of my plastic containers that had no lid and glued on plastic leaves and sea shells from a stock of art supplies. The fabric flowers came from Brandi's DIY wedding bouquets. As a final touch, I braided a plastic bag and wrapped it around the bottom. 

The dress was made with ripped plastic tablecloths from our Hallowe'en October 2014 pop-up show we had and scrap fabric all put together.

I had started with the bottom layer of plastic fashioned into a skirt with a sequined belt line and was able to secure it with a clasp I made using twine wrapped around plastic into a circle so that a large button could loop through it and hold around my waistline.

With the help of Brandi, we added the golden layer of scrap fabric I had and attached it to a previously loved ruffled dress. I really wanted a bustle, so she created the bustle for me out of another ripped tablecloth and stuffed some plastic bags into to create bigger poof. On both the hat and the dress there are feathers with skulls attached. These were hair clips that Brandi had made for her bridesmaids to wear that I loved so much so I attached them to the outfit.

This outfit I will keep for as long as I can and reuse it for future Zero Waste performances with Scary Bear Soundtrack until I either no longer have any garbage to make art with or it loses it's life, in which case I will probably store it anyway so it stays out of the landfill.

To see pictures from our performance via Scary Bear Soundtrack click HERE.

Upcoming "Zero Waste" Art Shows:

Saturday, October 10, 2015
The Daily Grind - music video release and art show with Scary Bear Soundtrack, Clio Em
As well as the video release party for 'Fault Lines'
9pm-12pm
$10