Sometimes… in fact a lot of the time, I feel somewhat uninspired by music. I browse through the virtual racks of Spotify hoping to find ‘the lost chord’ and actually, very often there is little that holds my interest. But then, on the other hand, there are moments of wonder that demand attention, that seem important musically, artistically and conceptually, that pack a punch which cannot be ignored. ‘Refugee’ is a case in point. Featuring Richard Dawson, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (aka Will Oldham), Linda Thompson, Alasdair Roberts, Ricky Ross, and several other artists of note, the ‘Refugee’ compilation album is a project which “reflects, through song, the issue of the refugee crisis in its many forms, from Syria and beyond”.
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