The Oasis of Music
To keep the human spirit alive, we must keep its origins alive within the hearts and spirits of children.
The Oasis that opens its doors to children and families of all nationalities
The dream we are realizing
The Oasis of Music was created to give life to a place where children of all nationalities can learn the wisdom that humanity has acquired along its path towards Nature, art and construction, discovering the love towards physical and spiritual awareness.
An Oasis where the teachers are present only to invite the students to fall in love with the various activities and to stimulate their curiosity through play and direct experimentation.
The Oasis is a place of peace, mutual respect and sharing where you can rediscover yourself and love for the world around us.
A place that protects and feeds the light of children so that one day they can bring the Light into their every choice and be able to improve the world starting from themselves.
THE OASIS THAT IS BORN
Where is the Oasis?
Our Multicultural Oasis is located in Dindefelo, a village located in the hinterland of Senegal on the border with Mali and Guinea Conakry.
The small Oasis is being born at the foot of a mountain, in the forest, near a large waterfall.
An open oasis
This Oasis is open to children and families of all nationalities to give them an experience in an eco-sustainable world in harmony with art and nature.
How our project was born
This project started in 2018 during the making of a documentary about Senegal, which allowed us to get in touch with the village of Dindefelo. After the documentary we returned to Europe with the thought of wanting to do something in that magical village and in 2021 we returned and planted the first seed by purchasing 12 Djembés through a fundraiser made between friends and relatives. This initiative has given birth to dance and music along the paths throughout the village.
The energy of these children surprised us to such an extent that it gave us the idea of creating a special place! A true Oasis of life, not only for the children of the village of Dindefelo and the surrounding villages, but also for children from all over the world who want to have educational and unique experiences in a place full of Life and Energy.
In the eyes of the children of the Dindefelu village we saw the light that illuminated our path. Our call has become so strong that we have decided to listen to it and act in harmony with our Heart
The subjects that will be taught will be:
– Music of any ethnicity played by acoustic instruments.
– Free dance that combines styles from all over the world.
– Naturopathy: knowledge of medicinal herbs, manual, sound and meditation therapies.
– Agriculture according to the methods of permaculture and synergistic agriculture.
– Bioconstruction according to the techniques of all the ancestral peoples of humanity.
– Languages to be taught and transmitted through the Theatre.
– Philosophy to teach how careful reflections can lead to solutions full of wisdom.
Each subject will be taught in a way that children can be free to attend and participate in the teachings according to their own interests. Within each subject there will be total freedom of expression and experimentation. Our goal is to make children fall in love with the activities they themselves choose to experience and create new styles, new thoughts and new methods through their imagination.
The teachers will be present only to make the children fall in love with the discipline that they themselves will practice inside the Oasis. Each teacher will have to work with passion on their subject and on themselves.
Every weekend an assembly will be held among the teachers to coordinate their work in an increasingly constructive way in harmony with the needs of the children and to make the environment increasingly rich in art and a spirit of collaboration.
What we offer families and volunteers with or without children.
For families from all over the world, we offer a guided Oasis experience in every detail. From arrival in Senegal until their departure.
Families can stay short or long periods depending on the availability of living spaces.
The fee to be paid to the Oasis will depend on how long each family wants to stay.
We provide volunteers useful for the growth of the Oasis, evaluating their experiences and their personality. We are well prepared to consider nominations from any person or family having quality and joy to make.
The volunteers will have room and board and, if desired, the possibility to join the board.
The structures will be built according to the traditional methods of the area in total respect for the environment and the natural. Therefore, the houses and halls will be made of clay and the roofs of straw.
The manpower for the construction of the structures and systems will be carried out by the staff of Vento Maestrale, by the volunteers who will take part in the project and by the inhabitants of the Dindefelo village.
– Land purchase €1,300
– Purchase of 12 Djembes 980 €
The next steps:
– Wooden land fence €3,400
– 1 Well €4,600
– 1 shared bathroom and shower facility €8,800
– 2 sheds where lessons can be held during the rainy season (5,300 per shed) €10,600
– 15 houses for resident teachers and workers (3,500 per house) €52,000
– 1 tool shed. €2,500
— Plumbing system for housing and agriculture 5,300
— Photovoltaic system €8,700
— Musical instruments and various laboratory equipment including construction and gardening equipment €10,000
The video we made on the Dindefelo Village
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