“Music and singing keeps us alive, give us hope. If we can feel, we know we can live.” ―Viet Thang Nguyen
At times when the most vulnerable populations of the world suffer a great deal of hostility; as war, sanctions, humanitarian crises, famine, discrimination, torture and other unlivable circumstances cause the displacement of individuals and families, who gets to tell our stories?
Moving to a different part of the world, often involuntarily and sometimes against one’s will, to start a new life in a place where one doesn’t speak the language—culturally or linguistically—is a challenging plight. We believe, as we have experienced that creative expression through art, beyond the confines of language provides a respite and an opportunity to connect amidst much alienation and away from one’s home.