Al Hayat

An English-Arabic song that I wrote with a friend from Palestine, while we were both living on the Greek island of Leros. Her family was there to seek refuge in Europe, I was there to volunteer at a local community center. I recorded and directed this in Munich, Germany, after leaving.

I usually travel with a ukulele. So much of tourism operates on extraction; I prefer exchange. I go to do, I don’t go to see. I go to listen, to observe, and to be a conduit for people’s stories. The ukulele opens up many doors for cultural exchange.

Role: Writer, musician, director, editor.