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The project ‘People’ started with this photo by Giovanni Isolino.
“Migrant families wait to disembark from the Italian military ship “Grecale” as they arrived in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, on July 2, 2014 two days after a rescue operation of a fishing boat by the Italian navy (Marina Militare) off the coast. Rescuers recovering the bodies of migrants left to die in the suffocating hull of an overcrowded fishing boat said today they have found 45 bodies, up from an expected toll of 30.”

Singer Helen Botman was touched by this picture. Father and son were representing all those immigrants, leaving their homes, hoping to find a safe place in Europe. She asked herself: what can I do, how can I support? As a singer she used her voice and her musical skills to raise awareness about the fact that we are all people. All unique. All the same. All people, all just people.

People - Helen Botman (foto: Saskia Kerkhoff, Dutchlook)

The proceeds of this single will be donated to Musicians without Borders, an organization that uses the power of music to bridge, heal and connect.

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An old, wise man is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside each of us”, he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil. He is anger, envy, greed, regret, arrogance, sorrow, guilt, self-pity, resentment, inferiority, false pride, superiority, lies and ego.”

He continued. “The other is good. He is joy, love, hope, serenity, peace, humility, kindness, empathy, benevolence, generosity, compassion, truth and faith.

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”

The old man simply replied:
“The one you feed.”

MUSICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS

Musicians without Borders uses the power of music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war.

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“You may be poor, you may only have a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope.” – Nelson Mandela

We’re all just free people
True people
Sensitive people

VIDEO – THE MAKING OF

Joyce @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Simone Manuputty @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Kariem Ahmed @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Jan Samuël Bangoura @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Mylan Damour Bangoura @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Evyne Bangoura @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Filmer Frits de Beer @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Yannick Bangoura @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Micha de Groot @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Trompetist Loet van der Lee @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Trompetist Loet van der Lee @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Trompetist Loet van der Lee @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Calista van Amerongen @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Bas de Vries @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Shola & Tyra @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Filmer Frits de Beer @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Filmer Frits de Beer @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Polly Grace Vonsee @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Luna Jongerling @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Sarah Juray @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)
Renilde Stokhof @ video-opnames People by Helen Botman (Photo: Eric Minten)

We are one people, all people
Shiny people, different people
We are beautiful

MUSICIANS & SINGERS

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Helen Botman

leadvocals, concept, music, lyrics
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Ton Nieuwenhuizen

producer, bass, guitar
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Rob Stoop

piano
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Loet van der Lee

trumpet
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Evelyn Kallansee

backing vocals
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Giancarlo Romita

backing vocals
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Wies Kavelaar

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Peter van Vleuten

backing vocals
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Tineke Henselmans

backing vocals
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Danielle Hof

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Andrea Janssen

backing vocals
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Remy Groeneveld

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Marijke Don

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