Music therapy can be particularly beneficial in helping seniors improve their memory and cognitive skills. Music has been shown not only to produce a positive reaction when you hear sounds that remind you of your past, but it has several physical and mental health benefits and even stimulates responses in seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
The Foundation is composed of a group of inspirational musicians and skillful artists. Not only have they earned their reputation through their many active years in the local arts but they also bring rich and important cultural competency to the South Florida community.
Music for the Soul
Every month, Algo Nuevo produces live events at different venues with an array of diverse talent, all over the age of 50. We keep Latin folklore alive by providing programming and live performances to the local senior community. Live music performances are an integral part of life. Whether you have a burning desire to perform on a stage or enjoy the sounds of yesterday, anyone can implement the benefits of our programs in their everyday lives.
Our live events have been done in hospitals, mental health centers, senior centers, nursing homes, hospice programs, schools, and more.
Each One, Teach One
The phrase Each One, Teach One is an African proverb that originated during slavery when Africans were denied education. When someone learned a skill or trade, it became their responsibility to teach someone else. This program fosters healthy multi-generational relationships amongst seniors and our youth by way of education, despite economic resources.
Algo Nuevo has helped students reach their potential through the power of making music and performing.
...Is a termed coined by founder Marisel Lopez. As a proud Cuban American who immigrated to this country for a better life, Marisel always valued Algo Nuevo as a real rescue mission, not just for Cuba’s musical legacy, but for the people who have the same vision of preserving their own traditions. She has worked with many other creatives who were no longer considered or respected in their craft because of their age; despite having merit, knowledge and experience in the arts. And just how she didn’t let her dream die down despite her age, she wanted to do the same for others. Algo Nuevo welcomes anyone who has a desire to develop their creativity in front of a welcoming audience, despite age, color, sexual orientation or creed. Thankfully, over 50 trained musicians and artists have become a part of Algo Nuevo’s legacy.