Day 26: First notes of empowerment #107days

Day 26 was adopted by First Note, an all-ability community music group based in Luton. First Note

…work with many people who have varying abilities and disabilities. One thing we stand for is allowing all members of our community to have a voice. This empowerment is priceless. Through music we can unite people because, it goes without saying… music is power!

In keeping with this, First Note wanted to sing for #JusticeforLB. They have written and recorded a song for #JusticeforLB and had this to say:

First Note have been touched by LB’s compelling story and have therefore decided to get involved by dedicating a song in support of the #Justice4LB campaign and in loving memory of LB. Music allows us to come together in hard times and we hope in making this that we can raise much needed awareness to this campaign and all other kinds of malpractice across the country.

Explaining what is behind the song, First Note shared this:

This song was written because of Luton’s diverse community. It combines English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi and is about joining together in celebration. Whether it’s right or wrong, we tend to judge each other on whether we’re able-bodied, disabled, black, white or purple! When really, we all share the same existence and experiences that life has to offer. We have one great thing in common.. We are all human. So whilst LB’s story is very tragic and has touched the hearts of many people, perhaps something positive can come from this? Maybe we can give some inspiration to allow voices to be heard? Maybe society can grow and change…? One voice cannot be heard…. but maybe many voices can!!

You can read the blog post that Teela wrote on behalf of First Note reflecting on #JusticeforLB here and you can enjoy their performance here:

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