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The Long Road (British Red Cross) - Various (CD)

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1. Tinariwen - Kek Algahalam Mas Tasossam (Why Is The World Silent)
2. Scroobius Pip Ft. Didier Kisala - Who Are You?
3. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars - World Peace
4. Robert Plant - The Blanket of Night
5. Kindness - A Retelling of The Hardest Story I'd Ever Heard - Kindness

A ground-breaking concept album based on the real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK is being created by top musicians (including Robert Plant, Tinariwen, Scroobius Pip, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars and Kindness) and the Red Cross.

Brit Award winner Ethan Johns, who has worked with the Kings of Leon, Laura Marling and The Vaccines, will produce the album The Long Road album will see artists pair up with people who have been forced to flee their homes and seek safety in the UK to tell their story.

"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 anyone's life can be turned upside down overnight. So when I was told about the project, I had to be involved. Getting to know Ayman has been fantastic and I'm looking forward to telling his story in the studio."

British Red Cross refugee support manager Andy Hewett said: "We wanted to find a way to shatter some of the stigma attached to refugees and asylum seekers and challenge people's misconceptions. With the tragedies we see unfolding in the Mediterranean and around the world every day as people flee their homes, it is vital to try to illuminate this issue and bring home the reality of life as someone forced to leave everything they have behind."

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Introducing: The Long Road | A Record About Refugees | British Red Cross (02:21)
Further information: www.thelongroad.uk Pre Order The Long Road here: http://smarturl.it/LongRoad The British Red Cross today announced that iconic vocalist Robert Plant and Grammy Award-winning group Tinariwen have recorded exclusive tracks for The Long Road. A ground-breaking concept record created with world renowned artists, The Long Road, will spotlight real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and across the world. Brit Award winner Ethan Johns, who has worked with the Kings of Leon, Laura Marling and The Vaccines, is producing the record. The record will be released 4 March 2016 and is available to pre-order today. To pre-order, please visit: http://smarturl.it/LongRoad Robert Plant, who recorded a version of Elbow track’s ‘The Blanket Of Night’, which tells the tale of refugees attempting a treacherous journey to attain asylum in the UK stated: “We have a worldwide international catastrophe - talking about it is one thing, doing something about it is another. The position we are in, it’s paramount we all do our best one way or another to help.” Grammy Award-winning group Tinariwen have also contributed to the record, recording a new track titled, ‘Silence’. Tinariwen’s founder Ibrahim Ag Alhabib was a refugee himself as a child and was forced to flee his home in Mali after his father was executed in the 1963 uprising in Mali. Show your support on social media with the hashtag - #thelongroadep
  • Introducing: The Long Road | A Record About Refugees | British Red Cross
    Further information: www.thelongroad.uk Pre Order The Long R...

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