Protecting identities. A major concern for some of the refugees we met in the camp was for their families not to see them in this situation. We met an extraordinary poet who didn't want to be identified for this reason. He wrote a poem especially for us. 'I sailed in a sea with no port or captain, and I was reborn as a child from the womb of my crisis, with no uncles or brothers. I am the orphan, give me your attention one day, and you will hear with love, the sound of my mel
Within an hour of being in the camp we were introduced to two musicians from Syria - Mohealdeen, a singer, and his friend, a darbuka player. Louai, our neh player from London and Roskar, our oud player, both Syrian, joined forces. The first moments of them playing and singing together were unforgettable.
The Jungle Collective. This is us after we had finished recording on the Sunday. Kelly and Laura went to the local 'restaurant' and ordered 'take-away' for all the musicians, crew and helpers from The Jungle, the food - made in The Jungle in a makeshift kitchen/restaurant is just another example of how industrious people there are.
It was heartbreaking to see young kids around the camp. Carrying instruments with us and a film crew following us attracted attention wherever we went. We met this chap early on and he wanted to join in with everything - from filming to having a go on the darbuka drum, to helping out in the recording studio. Keeping him quiet was quite a challenge! Having him play on one of the tracks (Sounds of the Jungle) was fantastic. He was so quick to pick up those rhythms. He just want
While recording, I couldn’t really listen back to what I was recording, there were no separation between the instruments and my ears, and it was loud enough for me to not be able differentiate between the instruments and the recording. In the end I just setup the equipment relying on my knowledge of the microphones’ characteristics, my understanding of instruments, my experience recording in studios. I know that one is going to make my supervisors and lecturers at SAE Oxford
Hampton Hill Junior School and Hampton Hill Scout group very generously lent us their minibus for the weekend. Without generous and kind people like them the project would not be possible, the costs would just be too high.
A lack of washing facilities and refrigeration for food was resulting in diarrhoea, stomach cramps, fever and vomiting, the report found, while a lack of debris collection from the camp encouraged rats and mice, which can carry, salmonella and leptospira, that latter of which is associated with Weils disease and can cause organ failure, this, according to a recent report by researchers from The University of Birmingham working with Doctors of the World.