Many of you may have heard about the G7 summit which is taking place in my little corner of Cornwall. Where the streets have been turned into a no-go area and residents live behind a curtain of steel. But you may not have heard anything about the music recorded through a collaboration with groups of schools, some working together for the first time via online links, sharing their voices and vision for future generations and for the world’s leaders to hear.
The 7 Songs for G7 collection consists of seven unique, diverse songs, all home-grown, composed by Cornish composers from the age of 15 through to well-known Cornish songwriters and composers.
Children from Marazion School near Penzance and Stoke Climsland School near Callington have released a version of Hey Human, a song written by Cornwall-based songwriter Tanya Brittain.
The single is one of the 7 Songs for G7, a project developed by Cornwall Council’s Education Music Hub and delivered by the Cornwall County Choirs.
Angela Renshaw, Cornwall Music Education Hub’s Vocal Strategy Lead, said: “Giving their voices to Cornwall’s wildlife, the children hope that the world’s prime ministers and presidents will listen to the song, consider the lyrics, stop beating about the bush and help to save the planet.”
Source: Cornwall Council
I hope you will take time to listen to this song and find it as moving as I did.