GIVING VOICE TO THE SILENCED

"AQUÍ ESTAMOS - WE'RE STILL HERE" STARTING IN CONJUNCTION WITH LYRICS OF SADA, ARISES FROM THE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR MUSICIANS. WE ARE ALL, AS SO MANY OTHERS, BEING AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS.

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We're still here

International artists based in the Bay Area and Germany (listed below) have collaborated since the confinement began to collectively create this song and to be able to offer it to the world with the aim of conveying hope and reaffirming that music heals and helps to overcome difficult obstacles, such as those we are currently suffering. The social safety net for artists is non-existent, and so the consequences for artists who lose income affect the livelihood of their partners and children.

All the funds obtained through GoFundMe will support the musicians involved with Lyrics of Sada though an emergency fund so that they can cope with their regular life expenses such as rent, food, and access to health care. Please, support however you can, every little bit helps!

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LYRICS OF SADA

Lyrics of Sada is a project that seeks to document refugee stories through music, film, and the development of composer collaboration tools. We connect with refugee musicians to develop and produce their musical compositions as well as filming a documentary about their lives with music and how they have been affected by displacement. Our Lyrics of Sada volunteers are SF bay area musicians, educators, and visual storytellers. We seek creative journey and cultural exchange as we help to elevate the voices and stories of refugees. The goal of Lyrics of Sada’s humanitarian program is to compile music and produce documentaries that showcase a larger story of migration, displacement, and the pursuit of dreams.

AMALI

Web release early 2020

AMALI features a young, multifaceted visual artist and musician, Hussein Badran, a Syrian refugee who navigates Greek society in the chaos of what is recognized as the "refugee crisis." In our documentary web series, we follow Hussain as he goes through the process of requesting political asylum. We take you to Athens where we learn how Hussain supports himself as a visual artist and acts as an essential voice in a collective of displaced musicians.

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MUSIC AND EDUCATION

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Internet Radio

Lyrics of Sada will start broadcasting and exploring new music with our internet radio program.


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cStudio

An online collaboration tool for musicians to interact through an open platform in order to exchange music and learn about other cultures.

  • Songwriting
  • Visual communication
  • Make your own sheet music
  • Learn music scores right in your web browser
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ABOUT US

Lyrics of Sada is a program initiated by ZOINIA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. Through media production and technology, we aim to build bridges of collaboration between organizations and causes that focus on equity and sustainable change.

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