ACTIVISM

MUSIC AS A MEANS OF HEALING


For nearly ten years, Emily has worked as both a singer/songwriter and a social worker, combining her two passions—music and activism, playing and writing music, while helping underserved and homeless young adults find their voice through the arts. She has worked with individuals living with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ communities, medically frail children, and refugees. She is most passionate about this work, and while she works entirely freelance now as both a musician and an activist, continues to be dedicated to the work of using her voice to help others find their own. 

 

EMILY AT THE UNITED NATIONS

 

 

Emily's song "Dark was the Night," inspired by Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Consolee Nishimwe, has been featured in a number of performances at the UN. Sundance Filmmaker, Shilpi Gupta, collaborated with the women on this first music video. The second video below features the story of Consolee set to Emily's music, and is produced by "Rwanda Next."

JUNO

November 2016

Written by Emily Cavanagh

Arranged by Andrew Miramonti, Recorded by Mor Mezrich, Video by Rob O'Dwyer

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ASTEP

Artists Striving To End Poverty

Emily's favorite non profit. See below:

Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP) is an organization founded by Broadway Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell & Juilliard students to transform the lives of youth using the most powerful tool they have: their art.

 

Today, ASTEP connects performing & visual artists with underserved youth affected by homelessness, gun-violence, incarceration, the justice system, HIV/AIDS, and poverty in the US, India, & South Africa.