Photo: Martha Thisner
Words: Ellie Ward
Kindness, the British musician /producer Adam Bainbridge, is releasing a new track contribution to 'The Long Road', a compilation record which aims to highlight the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and across the world.
‘A Retelling’ is the first track to be released from the record, which also includes works from Robert Plant, Scroobius Pip, Sierra Leone All Stars and Tinariwen.
With family experience via his grandmother who was South Africa’s longest serving female Indian political prisoner for her defiance of the apartheid regime, Adam was compelled to be involved upon hearing about the project from his mother, a family tracing co-ordinator for the British Red Cross.
Adam is working with Syrian refugee Ayman Hirh, a refugee who left the country when fighting escalated in 2012.
Said Adam stated: “I’ve seen with my own eyes that anyone’s life can be turned upside down overnight; that expressing an opinion can be enough to make life unliveable in the place you call home, and eventually force you to leave it. So when I was told about the project, I had to be involved. Getting to know Ayman was fantastic and it was a privilege to tell his story via ‘A Retelling.”
'The Long Road' Tracklisting:
1. Tinariwen – Kek Algahalam Mas Tasossam (Why Is The World Silent)
2. Scroobius Pip Ft. Didier Kisala – Who Are You?
3. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – World Peace
4. Robert Plant – The Blanket Of The Night
5. Kindness – A Retelling
'A Retelling' is released on February 5. 'The Long Road' is out on March 4. Order via the Red Cross website.