Red Cross teams up top musicians with refugees for album based on real-life stories of survival

Yesterday D Digital launched the online publicity campaign for the British Red Cross’ new music focused project – The Long Road Coverage & Press release below http://www.nme.com/news/scroobius-pip/86220 http://www.thefader.com/2015/06/15/kindness-red-cross http://diymag.com/2015/06/16/kindness-adam-bainbridge-is-working-with-the-red-cross-to-tell-the-stories-of-refugees                 Red Cross teams up top musicians with refugees for album based on real-life stories of survival Scroobius Pip, Kindness and Sierra Leone All Stars among first artists to take part Brit Award-winning Ethan Johns to produce the album Public have a chance to be part of music history through online photo project to create album artwork A ground-breaking concept album based on the real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK is being created by some of the country’s top musicians and the Red Cross. The Long Road album will see artists including spoken word poet Scroobius Pip, singer-songwriter Kindness and the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars pair up with a person who has been forced to flee their home and seek safety in the UK to tell their story. Brit Award winner Ethan Johns, who has worked with the Kings of Leon, Laura Marling and The Vaccines, will produce the album. “This is a very special opportunity to create an album with a narrative that helps more people understand the realities of being a refugee and the journeys people go through,” said Johns. “Music is one of the oldest forms of storytelling, and these are important stories to be told.” Kindness’s Adam Bainbridge, whose grandmother, Amina Desai, was South Africa’s longest serving female Indian political prisoner for her defiance of the apartheid regime, approached the Red Cross when he heard about the project. Adam is working closely with Ayman Hirh, a refugee who fled Syria when the fighting broke out in 2012. He said: “I’ve seen with my own eyes that […]