ONE FINE DAY presents Dear Reader & Pilocka Krach feat. One Fine Day Music Kids

by Dear Reader, Pilocka Krach

/
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Every day at regular intervals a train rushes noisily right through the centre of Kibera, Nairobi, the largest slum in East Africa. In 2015 South African singer-songwriter, Cherilyn MacNeil AKA Dear Reader, traveled to Kibera with the charity, One Fine Day, to do a song-writing workshop with kids living in the slum. Together they created the song, “Smoke Machine”, creating beats out of field-recordings they recorded in Kibera, and singing in English and Swahili about the train that runs through the heart of their home.

    This first song was the beginning of a new project for One Fine Day, the idea being to regularly bring musicians from all over the world to Nairobi to work with the kids and create music together. The sale of the music and performances at benefit concerts could then generate income to help support the weekly arts clubs that take place in various slums in Nairobi.

    And so in February 2018 musician and producer, Pilocka Krach, traveled to Nairobi to write another song with the One Fine Day music club. Due to political unrest in Kibera, Pilocka had only 3 days instead of the planned 6 to create the song, “Hands in the Air” in a dusty school classroom in Kibera. Here the children worked feverishly on their lyrics and practiced the choir parts and on the 4th day they went into studio to record their song.

    “Smoke Machine” and “Hands in the Air” will be released on 1 June 2018. All proceeds of album/song sales will go to furthering the work of One Fine Day in Nairobi. For more information on One Fine Day visit www.onefineday.org

    Includes unlimited streaming of ONE FINE DAY presents Dear Reader & Pilocka Krach feat. One Fine Day Music Kids via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 14 days
    edition of 100 

      €50 EUR or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €2 EUR  or more

     

1.
Train's coming Like a snake in the grass He'll bite your heels if you're not fast enough Hear the horn The trumpet sound Clear the tracks, make way The train's coming Where are you going? Where have you been? Can you take me with you, Smoke Machine? Gari la moshi, smoke machine Joka linakuja skuma wiki green Gari la moshi linaleta chakula Kutoka mashambani ningeweza ningeenda (Translation: Train, smoke machine A snake, kale green A train bringing food from the village I wish I could go with it) Where are you going? Where have you been? Can you take me with you, Smoke Machine? Skia tarumbeta inawaonya Sauti ya kisiagi na sisi tumeona Gari la moshi linapokuja Watu hukimbia wasijewakajuta (Translation: Hear the warning of the trumpets The sound of maize grinding When the train comes the people run away So that they will have no regret) Where are you going? Where have you been? Can you take me with you, Smoke Machine?
2.

credits

released June 1, 2018

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

ONE FINE DAY Music Kids Berlin, Germany

One Fine Day is a registered charity brought to life in 2008 by Marie Steinmann and Tom Tykwer. Together with British partner NGO, ANNO’S AFRICA, ONE FINE DAY provides access to the world of fantasy and discovery through regular workshops in dance, ballet, theatre, music, acrobatics, creative writing and fine arts for children at several schools in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. ... more

contact / help

Contact ONE FINE DAY Music Kids

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Report this album or account

If you like ONE FINE DAY presents Dear Reader & Pilocka Krach feat. One Fine Day Music Kids, you may also like: