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Jah Nuh Mek No Junk

An original collaboration between the Dover Age Concern Riverside Centre and detainees at the Dover Immigration Removal Centre.

Over 6 days in November and December 2008, H Patten and Alexander D. Great, two artists working with Music for Change, collaborated with Dover Age Concern Riverside centre members and the detainees at Dover Immigration Removal Centre to facilitate a musical exchange.

Both groups found a shared interest in reminiscence, sharing their lives, stories and songs with one another during the workshops. The artists bridged the gap between the two groups who could never physically meet, communicating what was said by one group to the other, which fuelled conversation and the topics explored. The subject matter of the workshops and this CD features times of war, cultural sayings and proverbs, memories of childhood and reflection upon present situations.

This CD features the voices of the participants from both groups in a collection of the stories that were told and the songs that were sung, which highlight the similarities and differences between these two groups of people and their experiences.

'Jah Nuh Nek No Junk' was written by the detainees in the IRC and was inspired by something that was said by one of the participants from the Age Concern Riverside centre (Track 1, 8:14). This exemplifies the exchange of ideas and creativity between the detainees and the community that occurs during the Community Exchange projects.

Track List:

1. Sound collage:
00.00 Tipperary
00:41 Lenny, Evacuation
01:24 My First School (HM Inspector)
03:42 Our Day
04:25 Dunce's Cap
04:33 Robert's Punishment
05:01 Lenny at School
05:15 Fiston's Home Life
06:14 I'll help you in a minute
06:26 Lenny - Tried to live at home
06:45 Robert's Travels
07:14 Fiston's Papa Wemba Song
08:14 I must be somebody special
08:40 You can't get friendly with them
09:54 You can't get friendly with them
09:54 Child Soldier
10:13 It teemed down
10:54 Stress in detention
11:40 Muck diving in war time
12:56 Swill at the hotel
14:06 Think twice before you act
15:43 At the end of the day
15:56 Lenny's girlfriend Linda
16:32 Bye bye Blackbird
17:21 I didn't know they were soldiers
19:07 Lenny's holidays with Linda
19:31 How wonderful
21:26 End

2. Jah Nuh Mek No Junk (God don't make no junk)
Original joint song between Age Concern and detainees at the IRC

3. Kelewele Song

4. Routines in Detention

5. Hunter Story

6. John Rolfe and Pocahontas

7. Zombies

Music In Detention works through music to give voice to immigration detainees and create channels of communication between them, immigration detention staff, local communities and the wider public.

Music for Change is a leading arts and educational organisation committed to promoting awareness, understanding and respect for cultural diversity. Working with skilled and experienced artists from around the world, our role is to encourage people to celebrate cultural commonality and diversity whilst challenging preconceptions and prejudice.

Dover Immigration Removal Centre
This project has enabled students at the Immigration Removal Centre to have a glimpse of the lives of people living in Dover and both groups have been able to learn from each other through sharing their words and songs. 

1

Sound collage: Tipperary

Acoustic

2

Sound collage: Lenny, evacuation

Conversational

3

Sound collage: My first school (HM Inspector)

Conversational

4

Sound collage: Our day

Conversational

5

Sound collage: Dunce's cap

Conversational

6

Sound collage: Robert's punishment

Conversational

7

Sound collage: Lenny at school

Conversational

8

Sound collage: Fiston's home life

Conversational

9

Sound collage: I'll help you in a minute

Conversational

10

Sound collage: Lenny – tried to live at home

Conversational

11

Sound collage: Robert’s travels

Conversational

12

Sound collage: Fiston’s 'Papa Wemba' song

A cappella

13

Sound collage: I must be somebody special

Conversational

14

Sound collage: You can’t get friendly with them

Conversational

15

Sound collage: Child soldier

Conversational

16

Sound collage: It teemed down

Conversational

17

Sound collage: Stress in detention

Conversational

18

Sound collage: Muck diving in war time

Conversational

19

Sound collage: Swill at the hotel

Conversational

20

Sound collage: Think twice before you act

Conversational

21

Sound collage: At the end of the day

Conversational

22

Sound collage: Lenny’s girlfriend Linda

Conversational

23

Sound collage: Bye Bye Blackbird

Acoustic

24

Sound collage: I didn’t know they were soldiers

Conversational

25

Sound collage: Lenny’s holidays with Linda

Conversational

26

Sound collage: How wonderful

Acoustic

27

Jah Nuh Mek No Junk ("God don’t make no junk")

Reggae

28

Kelewele Song

Acoustic

29

Routines in Detention

Conversational

30

Hunter Story

Conversational

31

John Rolfe and Pocahontas

Conversational

32

Zombies

Conversational

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