Ali’s Song (You Won’t Believe What I Have Seen) a song from Chico Chica.
Proceeds of the sales go to the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Syria Crisis Appeal.
In order to help keep this humanitarian tragedy in the public consciousness and to highlight the crucial work MSF are going there, Chico Chica will launch their poignant song with a performance at: Midday, Friday 1st November 2013
Launch location: Potters Fields Park, London SE1 2AA – that’s the park between City Hall and Tower Bridge. Nearest Tube: Tower Hill Call Tom on 07772 995945 if you can’t find it.
In the summer of 2013, singer and trumpeter Barbara Snow heard a BBC Radio 4 item on the work of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders in the Syrian civil war. They told the story of a boy called Ali, who told them ‘you won’t believe what I have seen’. These words inspired Snow to write and record a song with her band Chico Chica and donate the proceeds of the sales to the Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders Syria Crisis Appeal.
Barbara Snow has toured with Paul Weller, Jools Holland, Maxi Priest and The Blow Monkeys before forming Chico Chica, a world-pop band along with pianist Hilary Cameron and guitarist Tom Hannah.
Syria is in danger of falling off the radar but the suffering is getting worse so do bring this song to the world’s attention. Come along for the launch on the 1st November. Musicians are especially welcome but let us know so we can prepare parts for you.