Woven Ink
mothers day test two.png

Mother's Day (Singing Our Lives)

The Three Faiths Forum, Freedom for Torture and Mixed up Chorus, produced the song Mother's Day, to help illuminate the stories and experiences of migrants and refugees living in the UK today. 

The Three Faiths Forum, Freedom for Torture and Mixed up Chorus, produced the song Mother's Day, 
to help illuminate the stories and experiences of migrants and refugees living in the UK today. 

The central chorus of this piece is a traditional Kikongo song that was shared in workshops by a participant whose mother used to sing to him as a child. The dialect is unique to the area he grew up in, and approximately translates as follows:

"When you eat and drink, think of the people back home.
And if you've got some things, share with people who don't have.

Be cool to everyone, whoever you are."

The animation will be used as part of a wider schools package, to help children in UK schools understand more about the lives of migrants and refugees.


ANIMATION CREDITS

Artist  Caroline Rudge

Project Manager  Jessica Harvey

Choir  Mixed Up Chorus

Editor  Isolde Godfrey


The team at Woven Ink worked with us, setting one of their beautiful animations to a recording of a new choral song which we had recently commissioned. The result was a transformation of that song: their animation work, and their ability to understand the brief that we set them, were instrumental to the successful outcome of the work. We were delighted with the results and are confident that their work will enable the young people with whom we work to engage even more effectively with the issues raised by the song.
— Josh Cass, 3FF