Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick

by Music In Detention
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick
Press play for 300 people detained at Gatwick

Back in December, you kindly donated to help people indefinitely detained at Gatwick Airport Immigration Centre press play on their lives again.

We are pleased to say those music sessions are now well under way. Many people have come together to jam - playing the guitar, the djembe, singing, getting involved in whatever way they choose. It’s going to be a very special album when it’s ready.

In the meantime, we want to share with you some lyrics written in the very first session.

Shammi, our professional musician guiding the sessions, says: “Turns out [there was] quite the wordsmith in the group and immediately he pulled out a few lines for the chorus. We got everyone else thinking about the words and soon they were contributing their own.”

We hope you enjoy reading this real team effort below.

Thank you for making moments like this possible.

 

CHORUS

Don't let the pressure drag get you down

So don't let the pressure drag you down

No no no no

Don't let the pressure drag you down

So don't let the pressure drag you down

No no no no

 

RAP

I just want to send a message of hope

To everyone across the world

I know you’re in a situation

I’m touched by what you’re going through

But H-O-P-E is our password

 

For no ambient and ‘H’ is for being honest with yourself and what you

Want to achieve in your life

Where do you want to go from now ?

Do you want to stay in the same situation or do you want to build

 

And the 2nd thing is opportunity which is ‘O’

Look around you and see how you can benefit from the situation you’re in

Maybe you’re talented at music, maybe you’re talented in poem

Maybe you’re good at something so that’s the opportunity that’s

Available for you.

 

And the next level is ‘P’ which is being positive at all times

And positive thinking equals a positive result!

So if you’re thinking positive then your do things that is productive

That will enhance you

And once you’re doing something that is positive and productive

 

Then the next letter is ‘E’ you start elevate yourself

So you take yourself from the slum

From the situation that you’re in and you become a better person

So you start to open up a new business, different contacts

everyone wants to be your friend now you’re famous.

 

So I’m leaving you with hope

H-O-P-E

And that’s coming from me with a lot of love unity and

Strength

So let peace rain jah bless all the time

 

CHORUS

Don't let the pressure drag get you down

So don't let the pressure drag you down

No no no no

Don't let the pressure drag you down

So don't let the pressure drag you down

No no no no

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To all friends of Music In Detention,

You donated (100 of you, to be precise).

You sang in choirs.

You talked about us with your friends, family and neighbours.

Whatever you did to support our campaign to help press play for people detained at Gatwick Immigration Detention Centre, thank you. 

Adamu, someone who has participated in Music In Detention sessions says: "When someone comes in to help, it makes you feel like you actually count as a person."

Together, we showed everyone in detention at Gatwick they count as people.

We raised £6,696, including a £2,000 donation from a private donor, and some other donations that are yet to show on the Global Giving totalliser. Given that this our very first crowdfunding campaign, we are delighted to have raised this amount.

And even though we fell a little short of our £7,931 target (£1,235 to be exact), this important project will go ahead this year. We are currently looking to cover the shortfall from another funding source. When we have more progress to share, we will let you know.

Wishing you well for the new year, from all the team at Music In Detention

 John, Lizzy, Chloe, Usman, Gini, Katie & Zoe

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Music In Detention

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @MIDdetention
Project Leader:
Lizzy Jewell
London, London United Kingdom

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