We wanted to share with you information on this amazing project currently running on Indie Go Go. Shelly Ravid, an independent artist and music student at BIMM, has proposed collaboration EP with our friends in Sierra Leone at the WAYOut Arts music studio that we helped fund and set up.
Help us get Shelly to Sierra Leone to create music with Freetown’s street youth and The Black Street Family. Street youths in Freetown and a full time music student in London could not be more different to each other but they have connected through music. This project will create an EP and highlight how much all people have in common once you get passed the surface differences by documenting the whole journey into a film.
“This is a great project in the making – a true collaboration across borders driven by Shelly and the Black Street Family – artists passionate about music but dealing with very different life challenges, telling their stories and helping each other reach new audiences and fans. Help Shelly get to Freetown to make more music with Black Street and watch this one take off!” – Harry Leckstein, Soundcheque
“What a worthwhile project, we would love to see this happen. An amazing opportunity for the Black Street Family and also the WAYout studio in Freetown. Shelley will be able to see first hand the day to day struggles they face and this cross borders music collaboration can really help in raising awareness.” – Jamie Webb, The Joe Strummer Foundation
How to get involved – ways you can help
If you head over to the official campaign page on Indie Go Go you can select a Perk, ranging from £1 to £200.
If you can not spare the funds then you can still support by lending your voice to the campaign – all you have to do is click on the buttons below to spread the word:
We wish Shelly the best of luck for this campaign and we’ll be following closely on the progress.
The Joe Strummer Foundation