Common and Kind
Date: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Tickets: Available from http://www.commonandkind.com/concert/4592702418
Members of Koruso! will join other choirs and singers in a massed choir, a huge line-up of solo artists, and orchestral forces to sing an expanded version of Human Kind plus other songs. The choirs and groups will be from different backgrounds, groups of people who would not otherwise interact.
In these divided times, collaboration, communication and cohesion are exactly what this country and this world needs.
Common and Kind was born on the 24th of June 2016 as a positive response to a year of exceptional division. Moved by the life of Jo Cox, the divisive effect of the EU referendum and the US election campaign, thousands of people across the world came together in response to a social media post that morning. Two days later Michael Solomon Williams wrote the song Human Kind, which was then recorded at the end of an extraordinary concert at the Union Chapel on the 2nd of August 2016. Here is a review of that day:
The song has since travelled across the world. It will be released internationally on the 16th of June 2017.
All proceeds from the single will go to Musicians without Borders, Music Action International and Amnesty International.