Community-based learning, action and spaces

5. Family traditions

Example of good practice from Portugal: Charola do Grupo Coral e Desportivo da Casa do Povo da Conceição de Faro. (weblink)

Being a part of a musical ensembe in Portugal, Faro, is seen as a family tradition. Members of the group are usually members of the same family, from different generations (grandfathers, fathers, sons) and are mostly men. They perform in the period between the New Year's Eve and the end of January, singing in honour of Jesus' name, but they prepare for these events throughtout the whole year. This is yet another example of intergenerational learning, where the older members are seen as experts and teach the repertoire to the younger and they all collaborate together in the collection and preparation of the repertoire.