We've had the absolute pleasure of working with Yaa-Hemaa on various projects and our most recent project together was a music video for her song called Sunday.
"My song “Sunday” was inspired by a trip to Singapore. I was exploring the city with colleagues on a Sunday and upon entering the main shopping district, I was taken aback at the sight of hundreds of women, mostly Philippine domestic workers, who were milling about and chatting in large groups. I learned that this was their day off and it was an opportunity to reconnect with their compatriots. I wondered what their lives were like. I thought about their jobs taking care of other people’s children when many of them must have left behind children of their own. I thought about the sacrifices so many of them must have made. “Sunday” is my attempt to tell their stories, and the stories of so many who forego their own dreams and sacrifice so much for their loved ones."
This song was particularly important to work on because of the message behind it and my ethnic descent. With all of my family back in the Philippines and some of my sisters having personally experienced this, made it very easy for me to say yes to the project.
Yaa-Hemaa is also working on recording an EP and has set up a crowd funding campaign to help her finance the studio cost:
Please find the link to donate: http://igg.me/at/fundyaahemaasmusic/x/8684118
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