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£1,750raised of £3,500 target by 56 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,750 to run an exciting music project aiming to give young refugees a voice!

    Location
    London, United Kingdom/Vingåker, Sweden
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    Funded on Thursday, 13th April 2017

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    Last year, we worked with 15 Syrian and Afghani teenage boys in Vingåker, Sweden. We spent 2 days together sharing music from all around the world. We held intensive workshops that facilitated songwriting and music production, using material they had written themselves. We then took them to a recording studio where they experienced the process of recording not just any song, but their very own creations. The results were astonishing. Their composition contained many musical styles; languages and influences from different cultures, which came together in one song. They named it ‘Frihet’, ‘Freedom’ in Swedish. You can listen to it here:
    https://tinyurl.com/zqy8c86

    We made a strong connection with these young people and the work we did made a serious and long-lasting impact, not only on their lives but also on ours. Experiencing positive interaction and knowing that something good was possible for them in such extremely difficult circumstances gave them hope. At the end of the project, one of the boys told us, with great effort and in halting English, ‘All day I have been smiling...and I haven’t smiled for a very long time.’

    Sadly, there has recently been a sharp increase in suicides of under 18 year old refugees in Vingåker, due to the prospect of deportation and a complete loss of hope. We are very keen to return as soon as possible and we intend to spend a week running technology, singing and composition workshops. This will give these young people a musical toolbox to be able to express themselves through music. We also want to leave them with the equipment and skills to match their drive and ambitions so that they're able to continue music making after we're gone. This equipment will give them the opportunity to express and share their stories, giving them a voice that is too often lost and unheard.

    We hope to give them:

    - iMac computer
    - Logic Pro X
    - Microphone + accessories
    - MIDI Keyboard
    - Headphones
    - Audio Interface
    - Cello + lessons

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    • Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean6 months ago
      Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean

      Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you so much for your donations. We are currently in Sweden and have had two amazing days working with so many young refugees. There have been cello lessons, singing and music production lessons and there are now several songs in the making!! On Monday, we will be taking them to the studio to record their songs. They are very excited! The boys are incredibly grateful for your help and are so focused and engaged in the lessons. They have been such a pleasure to teach. Thank you. Lucy & Naomi

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    • Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean6 months ago
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      Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean

      6 months ago

      'I like working with music because it makes me relax' - Abdullah

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    • Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean6 months ago
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      Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean

      6 months ago

      'I am very happy that we get this opportunity again'. - Abdullah

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    • Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean6 months ago
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      Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean

      6 months ago

      We're at £910 - Thank you!! This is amazing. Still a way to go, so if you think this is a good project and can spare a little money we would be so grateful. Meet Abdullah, another young refugee from Afghanistan who we worked with last year. He told Viktoria what music and the project means to him.

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    7 months ago

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    Supporters

    56

    • Anna H

      Anna H

      Apr 13, 2017

      Have a wonderful meaningful trip! xxx

    • Noelin Noelin

      Noelin Noelin

      Apr 12, 2017

      I love your project! More of these coming in the future, pleaseee

    • Ulrike and Roger Munford

      Ulrike and Roger Munford

      Apr 12, 2017

      Amazing project, lovely to hear from you. Good luck!

      £20.00

    • Hermia

      Hermia

      Apr 12, 2017

      Wonderful project, good luck guys x

      £20.00

    • Jean Frost

      Jean Frost

      Apr 12, 2017

      Hi NaomiSo good to hear about your experience in Sweden. I do hope you manage to acheive your target.Jean & Terry

      £30.00

    • Sue & Mike Cuthbertson

      Sue & Mike Cuthbertson

      Apr 12, 2017

      Good luck with your project Lucy x

      £20.00

    • Bruce Ollerenshaw

      Bruce Ollerenshaw

      Apr 12, 2017

      £50.00

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    Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean

    Lucy Claire & Naomi McLean

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    London, United Kingdom/Vingåker, Sweden

    Lucy is a composer. Alongside her own music performances she is a music practitioner dedicated to giving vulnerable young people a voice. Naomi is a cellist. She is passionate about sharing music with those unable to access it and she frequently takes part in outreach projects.

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