30 May 2020
Throughout the lockdown, Zendeh Delan® reached out to a number of care homes across the UK as they faced prolonged periods of isolation. As part of the larger MTO Covid-19 response, Zendeh Delan® members played live music for care home residents. This was an opportunity to bring hope to the elderly.
The traditional Sufi instrument santour was used to play classic western songs as a way to comfort the elderly with familiar melodies from their youth.
This was extremely well received, with residents of the care homes swaying to the music, some wiping tears and others humming along with the melody.
- Woodford House Care Home, Kent, 30 May 2020
- Priscilla Wakefield House, Haringey London, 30 May 2020
- Wyndham Hall Care Home, Bicester Oxford, 12 May 2020