Children’s Silent March

Children’s Silent March was written in reaction to a terrorist attack (Nice, 2016) where a truck driver rammed into and killed more than a dozen people including children. With music by Sebastian Wypych, the song is performed by Rasm Al-Mashan, a Polish-Yemeni singer who managed to escape war and death as a child while her family stayed behind in Yemen. She sings about herself and those who are long gone.

Children’s Silent March is dedicated to innocent children who suffer. Why should they be the victims of wars waged by adults? Why should they die? Why should they fall sick? Where does the curse come from? Who has cast the spell? Why is it genetically transmitted to helpless children? Is it the product of a transgenerational trauma? An error? A coincidence?

Sebastian Wypych music, double bass, electronics, percussion instruments
Rasm Al-Mashan lyrics, vocal
Marian Lech recording, mix
Marcin Gajko mastering
Recorded at Sonus Studio in 2017
Comes from album by Sebastian Wypych "Directions" released in 2017 by Requiem Records

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