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Nya:Weh means thank you in the Onindaga language.
Two weeks ago today, we began the fundraising campaign for REFUGE. Since then over 40 people have signed on to support us by contributing to the project. Nya:Weh to all of you who have taken an interest in our project, and thanks to your support, we are 64% the way to our goal!!! We started recording yesterday, buoyed by your belief in us and in this project. If you have been thinking if joining us on this venture, now is a great time to learn more and get involved at this link https://igg.me/at/sultans
Here are a few photos from our first day yesterday at JUKASA on the Six Nations Reserve south of Hamilton. Featured below is Somali refugee poet Ifrah Mansour, with whom we recorded her piece “I am a Refugee”. A photo of our amazing JUNO Award winning co-producer and engineer John ‘Beetle’ Bailey at the legendary mixing board from Abbey Road Studios in London, England! Chendy’s drum setup featuring both drum kit and world music percussion, and Drew performing a bass part on a Moog Sub Phatty…
This morning we collaborated with Anwar Khurshid on a song commemorating the 1988 Ojhri Camp disaster. And Robi Botos is coming in to play an old Lebanese song called Raqsat Tahiyyat with us this afternoon!
If you know of anyone that you think may be interested in this venture, spreading messages of peace through music, please forward this email to them. And again, thanks from the bottom of our hearts!
Indiegogo fundraiser link: https://igg.me/at/sultans