Sonido del Movimiento

is creating music + dance programs to support children in Guatemala

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Sonido del Movimiento ("SDM"), or "the Sound of Movement," is a registered nonprofit in the U.S. that operates in Central America.

We work with children in Central America, currently Guatemala, using music + dance to strengthen resiliency, provide an opportunity for expression, and to help build community. Everything we do, from music and dance activities with the kids to forming relationships in the local community, we do using the Christian principles of humility and love. And since Christianity is prevalent in the region, we are respecting the spirit of the community and acknowledging common belief systems in order to empower society.

As dancers and musicians ourselves, our team knows first-hand the power of the arts, and we work with local Latin American musicians and dancers to facilitate each music and dance activity with varying themes. For example, through a hip-hop lyric writing activity, we encourage the kids to express their identity and their hopes for the future. When salsa dancing with the kids, we work on building social competency by talking about healthy, equal relationships and the importance of respect.

We believe that there needs to be more acknowledgment + appreciation of the soul in Central America. In addition to the fulfillment of basic needs, there needs to be a form of agency for self-actualization to help the community succeed in spite of discouraging circumstances. We also believe that every child should have an opportunity to develop self-actualization skills and be exposed to the arts as a means to this end.

Your help will allow us to continue to grow our programs to reach more children in Guatemala as we will be able to work with more musicians and dancers, expand to serve kids in other areas of need, like those living in safe houses and on the streets, and access better resources to help strengthen our program. Ultimately, we would like to expand into other areas of Central America and with more support, we can work towards that goal!

To learn more about SDM, head to and follow us at @sonidodelmovimiento on Facebook and Instagram.

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Sonido del Movimiento
EIN 82-1132383
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