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Moving sounds from Sichuan to help victims of the earthquake

Claudia Gabarain's picture

Here's a project that makes beauty out of tragedy in the hope of helping alleviate it: an American folk artist and a Chinese electronica producer teamed up to create a unique soundtrack using sounds by survivors of the Sichuan - Wenchuan earthquake. Focusing on children who are still living away from their families, the seven tracks in the EP mix traditional songs by the kids with the sounds their parents make while they are hard at work, rebuilding the homes where they will all live together again.
The project aims to bring awareness for victims still in need, and a portion of the sales will be donated to Sichuan Quake Relief.

This video is a good, moving intro. Find full details at www.afterquakemusic.com.

(Hat tip to Danwei)

 

 

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