11 marzo 2016

Dal dire al fare. Oltre all'opera di volontariato come interprete nella babele linguistica dei campi di profughi e migranti a Calais e Dunkirk, Caroline Kraabel promuove in questi giorni un'azione di solidarietà mirata a portare musica musicisti e strumenti direttamente in quei luoghi, The Calais Music Caravan: "We’ll be raising funds to enable 16 London-based musicians from the world of jazz and improvised music to travel to the refugee camps in and near Calais and Dunkirk, to play music for and with the people who live there, and to deliver donations of musical instruments. Our contacts working and living in the refugee camps confirm that this would be a very useful and welcome intervention."
L'azione può essere sostenuta pubblicamente tramite JustGiving.

Dell'iniziativa fa parte anche il concerto di domani sera al londinese Cafe Oto, con l'intervento di John Edwards, Sue Lynch, Hannah Marshall, Neil Metcalfe, Cath Roberts, Mark Sanders, Alex Ward, Veryan Weston e molti molti altri. Tra le musiche in programma c'è anche la primissima presentazione di Last, brano per voce registrata e orchestra di improvvisatori che si avvale del cantato di Robert Wyatt: "All of us are migrants or the descendants of migrants - people who moved to find something and to get away from something (the two ideas are just a switch of perspective apart). A while ago I wrote a song about some aspects of being a migrant, in order to make of it a longer piece for pre-recorded voice and improvising orchestra; Robert Wyatt agreed to record this short but very heartfelt song, which appears several times in various ways through the piece. Tonight’s performance will include a first version of Last, played by these most exceptional of improvising musicians and directed by myself."