New Sultans of String Single "I Am A Refugee" - feat Ifrah Mansour
Sultans of String welcome Somali artist Ifrah Mansour with open arms in their new single I Am A Refugee.
The gorgeous and heart-gripping collaboration with the esteemed poet, multimedia artist, and refugee is part of the Juno-winning world music collective's ambitious seventh album Refuge. Set for release in spring 2020, the historic album spotlights talents that have come to Canada and the U.S. as immigrants and refugees.
For her part, Mansour's tireless work and advocacy complement the mission. "I wrote the poem for me, for my community, and for those yearning for change or to deepen their empathy, " she says. "I wrote it because I was so frustrated with so many people sending me emails, and asking what I thought about (the United States) travel ban. A lot of times, those that are surviving are busy surviving… It is very hard for them to voice their pain. Those that have an ounce of empathy, and that have experienced something similar, have that responsibility to share. Writing the poem was a way to unleash some pain that I could name finally."
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