One Day Without Us digital download album is a compilation of music kindly donated by artists, record labels and publishers in support of One Day Without Us, National Campaign and Day Of Action on 20/Feb/2017 in support and solidarity of all migrants resident in the UK.
Released on December 18th, UN international day for migrants, the downloads will be available for a limited time period, until the end of February after the One Day Without Us National Day of Action On Feb, 20th, 2017. All proceeds from this compilation will go directly towards marketing costs funding the One Day Without Us Campaign, including banners, badges and arm-bands. In the event that any funds are left over, we will be donating them in entirety to charities working with migrants here in the UK.
This unique compilation is a journey through questions, pain, anger, loss, love and of hope that we will make tomorrow better than today. The music and songs explore themes of travel and migration as well as personal and cultural identity. Some lyrics have been written in response to the horrific situations of refugees, other lyrics celebrate unity and diversity of humanity and reflect the desire to overcome hard times. Our collective voice is one of shared desire for justice, human rights, freedom and equality. Our common humanity is our bond. Our art responds to the times we live in.
We have been overwhelmed at the generosity of artists and record labels donating tracks to this cause and are proud to present songs and music from:
Flit, Lau, Black Triangle, Inge Thomson, Ange Hardy and Lukas Drinkwater, Rachel Taylor-Beales Julie Murphy, Sarah McQuaid, Taith Trio, Emilio Merone and Ileana Di Camillo, Edana Minghella, Electric Tuxedo, Andrew Howie, Shane Beales, Laurence Made Me Cry, Morgan Phillips, Stefano Giaconne, Lobelia, Sir Silence And The Hush, Steve Lawson, Islington Refugee Choir and the World Harmony Orchestra
Many thanks to all artists and record labels involved this project:
One Day Without Us imagines what the UK would actually be like for a single day without migrants? The impact would be disastrous with economy, food supply, health service, education system, transport system and much more being crippled.
We are calling a National Day Of Action on February 20th 2017 (also UN day of social justice) as an act of solidarity with migrants living, working and studying in the UK and to highlight the immense contribution of migrants to the UK.
We are moved to act by the rise in racist and xenophobic discourse that has followed the EU referendum, including from mainstream politicians and the national press, and the consequent rise in both verbal and physical attacks on migrants.
Like the majority of the population of the UK, migrants seek to get on in life, earn a decent wage, raise families and live with dignity in peaceful communities. We all need: access to affordable accommodation; good quality public services; and to resist exploitative working conditions. Unity would serve us better in securing these objectives than the denunciation of newcomers and blaming them for the hardships that many feel in Britain today.
We feel it’s time to celebrate the contributions of migrants, and to show that ‘we have more in common than that which divides us’.
We ask everyone to join us in actions across the UK on the 20th of February to demonstrate our common desire for fairness and social justice.
We are non-partisan and invite all who share our vision to become involved in whatever way they can.
Please join us.