Connexion S02:EP02 PLAY: The Blues — feat. Shakura S'Aida
Connexion. Creatd by Anabelle Budd. EP2 Directed by Sunita Miya-Muganza Executive Producer: P.J. Marcellino Producers: P.J. Marcellino, Anabelle Budd Art Director: Malú Rojas DOP: Khanh Tudo Studio Audio: Nicolas Field Music Master: Jean Martin Editors: Brendan Barnard, Chris Di Staulo Continuity: Sally Jones Intern PAs: Alexsys Hornsby, Emily Hazelton Voice: Shakura S'Aida Guitar: Paige Armstrong Bass: David Hughes Sound Board: Jean Martin Shot on location at Barnyard Studios, Sterling Rd, Toronto Research has found that play is essential to human survival. For kids, play is the avenue by which they make sense of the world, their bodies, and their peers. But the importance of play does not diminish as we grow older. In fact, for adults play may very well be critical to developing stronger social bonds within a given community, providing a boost to our mental health. But what, if anything, is the purpose of play? What does play look like? Where do adults find space for play in their lives? What can children teach adults about play? In what ways do people play with and bend society’s expectations, rules, constraints, and constructs? What can play in the workplace achieve? How does play connect us to ourselves, to others, and to place? What challenges us about play? On Episode 2 of Connexion, feat. Brooklyn-born, and Toronto/Switzerland-raised actres and Blues singer Shakura S'Aida, we explore music as a form of comfort, power, and human connection, and the Blues as the ultimate type of playfulness, utilizing beat and artistry to convey stories and experiences that connect us all. For more: connexiontoday.com.