The 2020 Edition of Mother-Drum Healing Arts Festival was a huge success. MODHAFEST 2020 kicked off with the " Art In Healing" Virtual Exhibition, showcasing amazing works of 40 visual and Performing Artists from across the globe.
The festival streamed live on all our social media platforms
The second day of MODHAFEST 2020, December 5th, 2020 was the Virtual Mother-Drum Healing Arts International Arts Conference which features prominent keynote speakers and musical performances from notable individuals in the Arts and the Healthcare sector.
The event was designed for artists, healthcare professionals, arts Administrators and anyone seeking more education related to the Arts in Health and Healing, most especially as its relates to the enhancement of mental wellness.
According to the President and founder of the event, Tosin Olakanye popularly known as Ayanbinrin, "We had in attendance Gary Malkin, a multiple Emmy Award-Winning Composer and public speaker, who inspires the world to embrace music as a catalyst for greater emotional intelligence and global healing.
Also, Jill Sonke was another keynote speaker at MODHAC 2020. Jill is the director of the University of Florida Center for Arts In Medicine and Assistant Director of UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine.
Also in attendance was Kunle Adewale, a development practitioner and the founder of Tender Arts Nigeria. Mary Rockwood Lane, the Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Florida was also at MODHAC 2020, sharing about Healing with the Arts, Reclaiming The Artist Within.
Lizzie Allan also took us through the journey of how Comedy could be used as a tool to smash shame and stigma around Mental Health Challenges and Addiction. Dj Baboo, Jojo Body Beats, and The Hope Ambassadors also performed at MODHAC 2020".
Mother-Drum Healing Arts Festival wrapped up with The Healing Arts, Healing Hearts Virtual Workshop. A platform where artistic creativities were taught to help participants develop their creative thinking which will in turn help them to better express thought and feelings that we may not be able to say with words, as well as to encourage the exploration of new Art.
Talented Art Facilitators like Otunba Mufu Onifade, Olatunbosun Seun (Xpressionale), Femi Adagunodo and Ayanbinrin the most exciting female talking drummer, virtually taught Art Educational Revolution in Painting, Textile Designing and Photography and the Rudiment of the Talking Drum.
The event had 85 participants from different works of life. The lineup of event for the 3 days most diverse and exciting annual festival, provided the general populace the resources they may need to elevate their crafts in order to positively affects their environment, embrace the joy of connecting with the arts and also to spread a message of HOPE to individuals and families affected by Addiction and Mental Health related conditions through various artistic mediums.
She, Ayanbinrin further revealed that Mother Drum Healing Arts Foundation would be unveiling our 2021 Year-Round Event in due course as they welcome partnership and collaborative effort from individuals and organizations in order for us to achieve our mission and strategic objectives of Promoting wellness through The Arts and improving the quality of life of persons struggling with Addiction and a wide range of emotional/behavioral health challenges.
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