Tou Mikrou Prosfyga - The Little Refugee
music / lyrics: Theodoros Kouelis / Vangelis Velonias
(English subtitles available, click the icon at the bottom of the video)
Performed by the Ano Kato Greek music workshop group, led by Michiel Koperdraat. September 2017, De Glind, Holland.
Camera: Guus Pfau
Music production and video clip: Michiel Koperdraat
Astrid Greven - vocals
Joost van Opijnen - clarinet
Nienke Jansen - violin, harp
Inge Rommes Nonhebel - violin
Annet Smits - violin
Marijke klijn - flute
Jet van Scheindelen - flute
Bert Wachelder - flute, guitar
Heleen 't Hart - accordeon
Gerard Sweep - bendir
Mario Nossin - drums, fire escape stairs
Michiel Koperdraat - bass, oud, fire escape stairs, vocals
Additional vocals by all the musicians.
This song is composed and performed in memory of the little Syrian Aylan Kurdi, and all other refugees who lost their life so unfairly.
The little refugee
Dark skie and smoke, It's lightning and I'm afraid
Come on, my young lord, let’s go to another country
I had arms around me, a nest, a bed and a home
Where are you now, my lonely and abandoned sparrow?
I walk on the water, on the waves I lay to sleep
And when my mother is calling me, I embrace the sand
World, tell me, how can you be happy?
It's so wrong, and you stay unconcerned
People, please tell me, how can you stille be happy
with so much death? How can you forgive?
Original song: https://youtu.be/VFDgtMbW-hA
And please, watch this! http://bit.ly/Alan-Kurdi