Maine Refugee Chorus Featured In Beautiful New Music Video
There's a fantastic singing group in Portland, Maine called the Pihcintu Chorus. They recently 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 kids is especially magnificent. It resonates in a way for us all to connect with what we have in common and shift focus from our differences.
The song is led by the spirited voice of "Shy, an 11-year-old former refugee from Namibia. On the chorus, Shy is joined by the other 33 members of the group and it is clear from the emotion and power that this song is not simply an anthem; the lyrics are the lived experience of all the young women singing. “If we believe, we can achieve / We can be anything on Earth we want to be” they sing."
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."
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."