Listen To A Beautiful Song Of Hope From A Maine Refugee Chorus
There's a fantastic singing group in Portland, Maine called the Pihcintu Chorus. About a year ago, they performed a beautiful new song called, Somewhere "to give voice to the simple wish of millions of children around the world: to find a safe and welcoming home."
With the holiday season here, the message of hope and belief in kindness sung by these Portland area kids is especially magnificent. It resonates in a way for us all to shift focus from our differences and connect with what we have in common as human beings.
According to the USA for UNHCR YouTube Channel,
"Pihcintu is comprised of refugee and immigrant girls from 22 countries who have made Portland, Maine their new home. They come from countries like Burkina Faso, Iraq, Vietnam and El Salvador. Many fled war, violence and persecution, but have found safety in the Pine Tree State’s vibrant refugee community."
The emotion and empowering passion of this performance show beyond a doubt that this song isn't just sung but also lived. The lyrics sung reflect the various experiences of all the young women in the group.
“If we believe, we can achieve. We can be anything on Earth we want to be”
Here's more from the USA for UNHCR article about World Children's Day and how you can help support their important work.
"World Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20 each year to improve child welfare and to promote togetherness among children worldwide. With your help, more children like Shy will have the opportunity to build a peaceful life and give their family a bright future."