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Calling choirs, music groups and schools!

Be a part of our mission and share the voices and stories of people who have spent time in immigration detention

3 August 2022

By Emma

Be a part of our mission and share the voices and stories of people who have spent time in immigration detention. We are inviting choirs, music groups, and schools to learn and perform the tracks written by people in immigration detention. Choose your level of involvement; from simply learning the track to performing and recording it.

We have selected two tracks which you will find in the information pack. In the pack is everything that you need to learn the songs, including the sheet music and a downloadable backing track. There is also more information about fundraising, performing, and recording your track.

If you would prefer to learn and perform another track, please have a listen to the incredible music in our player and email Emma at emma@hearmeoutmusic.org.uk

About the tracks

'So Much More' was recorded during a three-day song writing project at Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre. The participants worked with our artists Simon and Carol over the three days to record a number of tracks. 'This song was written by a French speaking participant. Carol worked with him to write the lyrics and record the vocals. Simon remembers the participant as being very enthusiastic and keen to record the track.

'Never Give Up' was written by Porchlight service users and performed by people at Dover Immigration Removal Centre (IRC). A member of the Porchlight group sent the group at Dover IRC the message of "never give up the fight" and the group jammed around this theme and came up with this song. During the exchange, they shared their experiences with one another and through finding commonality in their experiences, they sent messages of hope to each other.


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