Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Give A Home single release for Amnesty International

Ciaran McMeeken
Give A Home single release

All available proceeds to go to Amnesty International

On September 20, thousands of musicians performed in people’s homes in over 200 cities in a world first for Amnesty International’s ‘Give A Home’ global concert series.

New Zealand was the first country to kick off the worldwide event with Sofar Sounds living room gigs in both Wellington and Auckland featuring Ciaran McMeeken, Theia, Tiny Ruins, Estere, Opal House and Miles Calder.

In the lead up to the Auckland show, Ciaran McMeeken penned a track with the same title as the concert series - out today - with all available proceeds from purchases and streams to be donated to Amnesty International.

Of the Give A Home track McMeeken states; "I wrote this song from the perspective of a child losing their parents in a war torn country. It really weighed heavy on me how fortunate and privileged we are here in New Zealand and also the importance of the fact that if we are able to help and give, even in a small way, then we must. I truly hope this song can be of some solace or comfort for people out there”.

"Ciaran has written a really beautiful song. To offer it up in this way speaks volumes to his compassion and Amnesty International is really pleased to see him champion refugee rights. People like Ciaran welcoming refugees and taking action to offer support will make a real difference for people who have lost everything and are trying to rebuild their lives. On behalf of all people around the world working to welcome refugees, thank you for your stand." Meg de Ronde, Campaigns Director at Amnesty International NZ.

Erica McQueen, Team Leader from Sofar Sounds Auckland agrees; “Sofar Sounds is all about bringing people together through music. To have Ciaran put himself in the shoes of those we want to support with Give A Home is truly special. It helps us to connect with the cause in a unique and powerful way”.

Give A Home - Ciaran McMeeken
BUY ON ITUNES
STREAM ON SPOTIFY
WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE


ABOUT GIVE A HOME CONCERT SERIES:
The concert series was a collaboration between Amnesty International, the world’s largest human rights organisation, and Sofar Sounds, a London-based company that specialises in throwing secret concerts in people’s homes all over the world.

The available funds donated from single sales will support Amnesty International’s work documenting human rights abuses and violations against refugees and pushing governments to find a sustainable solution to the refugee crisis.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand, the $8Million budget, musical comedy, City of 100 Lovers, has been created for locals and tourists alike. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time. Dixon finished second in the final race of the season in Sonoma in California. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Anne Russell: On Nanette, And The Limitations Of Stories

Since many detractors fault Gadsby or other women for talking about their trauma publicly, Gadsby’s most ardent fans mistakenly perceive virtually any criticism of Nanette as misogynist. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland