Asha Parkinson, and other students from the Purcell School of Music, are raising funds on Crowd Funder for their project Voices Beyond Divisions bringing children together from a mix of faith and non-faith backgrounds to sing for peace in the Middle East. As Asha says on the project’s Crowd Funder page, “The idea is to counter extremist radicalisation of young people. There’ll be fun games and workshops, input from charities like Syria Relief, a performance of a work specially written for the choir (by Asha) at St. James Piccadilly and an important campaigning video and documentary coming out of this!”
The work mixes Western orchestral and Middle Eastern instruments and will feature top musicians from the School of Oriental and African Studies, along with renowned nasheed artist Abdullah Rolle.
To make a donation and to share information about the project: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/voices-beyond-divisions-1