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Wed 1 November 2017
Musical Postcards concert
AINSI Maastricht (NL) During this concert, the Musical Postcards made by students from the Sint-Maartenscollege will be performed by members of the Dutch Chamber Music Company. Collaborating Partner: philharmonie zuidnederland.
Thu 23 November 2017
Musical Postcards at Global Education Report (UNESCO)
Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sience, The Hague (NL) During the Dutch national reflection of the Global Education Report, Musical Postcards will perform a Musical Postcard with an educational context.
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Nairobi ~ Maastricht


21 April 2016

Irene is 20 years old and lives in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. When her father died, she took care of her mother and little brother when she was very young. At the age of 8 she left her mothers house to work with a family elsewhere. The little money that she earned she sent home to make sure that her brother could go to school. She is now finishing her secondary school but still works as a maid from dusk till dawn. During difficult times in her life she sings herself to sleep. Singing is her passion and her way to pray to God.
The students in Maastricht were incredibly moved by the persistence and discipline of Irene. Irene's song inspired them to make a popsong that has some gospel influences to recreate the prayer of Irene and the empowering energy that they felt in her song. They performed their composition "Pop" on 21 April in a former NATO Base in the caves of Maastricht, a spectacular place for a concert.

Bas


“If I could talk to Irene, I would say that she is a very strong and independent woman.”


Prayer to my God
  • singer
  • Irene

  • Pop
  • composers
  • Bas, Kylie, Yves, Cassey, Noah


  • credits
  • performers
  • students of Sint-Maartens College, Bonnefanten College, United World College


  • thanks to
    Intro in Situ
    Hustinx Foundation
    Conservatory of Maastricht