a SONG WITH A SPARK!
For five weekends in the Autumn of 2021, in Athens,
in the music studios of Musikarama,
inspired by Little Amal's journey through Europe,
children from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Somalia, Syria and Greece came together
to play music and to sing, in Arabic, English, Farsi and Greek,
to record a music video
and to learn a little about digital editing of sound and video in the process.
A big thank you to everyone who made it happen!
This activity was produced by Spark Projects, under the management of Anna Kamperou,
as part of the international collaborative project Walk with Amal.
The music sessions were directed by our collaborating musicians, Giannis Zarias and Minas Liakos,
while Spark's teachers Fotini Markopoulou and Yannis Yataganis ran the digital editing sessions,
and Christos Devaris was in charge of videography, from capturing to editing the final cut.
At the core of the project were of course the children, joining us from a range of organizations including
ActionAid, Ευρωπαϊκή Έκφραση, Metadrasi, Polyphonica, SOS Children’s Villages and The Home Project.