Usually any sort of collaboration is pretty cool, but Dean Shareski’s latest project was an incredible experience to be part of. Here is a bit of info about the song inspired the idea:
The Barenaked Ladies, a children’s choir, and the commander of the International Space Station. Put them together and what do you get? The first space-to-earth musical collaboration.
The song, “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) was commissioned by CBCMusic.ca and The Coalition for Music Education with the Canadian Space Agency to celebrate music education in schools across Canada. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvAnfi8WpVE&feature=player_embedded)
…and here is the lip-dub version:
The students in our school who participated in the lip dub are going to be so excited tomorrow when I tell them that Commander Hadfield saw the video. Late last night, my Principal (Donna Fry) wrote a blog post that explained how our school was involved. This afternoon, she mentioned Commander Hadfield in a tweet and included a link to her blog. Moments after, I *had* to take a screen shot. Check it out:
So… not only did we get the chance to take part in a cool project… but it was shared on Twitter, watched in SPACE, and Commander Hadfield tweeted about it!! If that isn’t exciting, I don’t know what is. Seriously.
Hmmm, I wonder if the Barenaked Ladies will take a look…