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NNLS Asylum Seekers Drop In Bill Withers' LEAN ON ME SUNG BY THE ONE HEART REFUGEE CHOIR & FRIENDS page

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  • Event: 'LEAN ON ME' SUNG BY THE ONE HEART REFUGEE CHOIR & FRIENDS

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We are a synagogue and community centre to our members and the wider community

Charity Registration No. 1094668

Story


Asylum seekers and refugees from across London have come together with professional singers and musicians  to sing BILL WITHERS' LEAN ON ME, a song of solidarity.

Watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al24pNejAbk&feature=youtu.be

This song is an opportunity for the voices of asylum seekers to be heard, to raise awareness of the challenges faced by asylum seekers and refugees and to raise funds to support them.

All funds raised on this page will go to the NNLS Destitute Asylum Seekers Drop In (Registered Charity No: 1094668). This project
provides a large package of support to hundreds of asylum seekers across London and beyond. This support includes food, clothing, consultations with doctors,
lawyers and therapists, supermarket vouchers and travel money. The project is run entirely by volunteers and all funds raised by this song will be used to purchase the vouchers and travel money for the asylum seekers.

Tamara McFarlane, one of the singers in the choir wrote this poem/rap about her experience as an asylum seeker:

We Shall Overcome one day
Asylum seeker is the name
Society wants to make it a shame
 Fleeing for your life is not a game
 For this we should not be blame


We will overcome someday
Being in a foreign land without rights
No one to care for my perilous plights
 So for my life I keep up the fight
 Hoping that freedom is well in sight


We going overcome some day
Asylum seeker is not my life story
Choosing life got me on this journey
Most times alone, no friend no family 
 Corrupt system, silently suffering & bigotry

We will overcome soon one day
I'm a refugee don't mean I'm cursed
Take a minute get to know me first 
 Asylum seeker, a refugee is just like you
 We shall overcome one day for sure tis true
                                                            Written by 
                                             Tamara McFarlane

Thanks to the One Heart Refugee Choir & Friends

Lead vocals: Jeffrey Darnell

Guitar & vocals: Kari Bannerman

Piano: Mike Lindup

Bass: Pk Ambrose

Percussion: Anselmo Netto

Vocals: Aricia Mess

Arrangement, production, vocals: Nina Miranda

Creative director: John Brice

Engineer: Jonny Solway

Assistant engineers: Jack Hudson & Tris Ellis

Mixed & recorded by Jonny Solway, Dean Street Studios

Directed & filmed by Ross Domoney, Tariq Elmeri & Micha Otto

Eddited  by: Misha Otto

Thanks to Dean Street Studios & Jasmin Lee for generously donating studio space.

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