The Hope Givers choir was formed in February 2018 in collaboration with Friends of Refugees. Led by Johanne Hudson Lett, assisted by Helen Sheath, the choir created songs that they wanted the world to hear, based on conversations about family and life experiences. Translations from their mother tongues, along with patience and trust enabled them to work together to complete the CD ‘Translation of Love’.
The CD was commissioned by Bedford Music In Detention delivered by Bedford Creative Arts in partnership with Friends of Refugees and funded by Harpur Trust and Youth Music.
Album cover artwork & layout design by Spinks Creative
This track was recorded as part of a six week songwriting project with Friends of Refugees, Bedford.
Countrywide was originally written as a collaboration between women held at Yarl's Wood detention centre and participants from Bedford MIND. This new version includes a brand new verse written and recorded by participants from Friends of Refugees in Bedford.