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Everything Is New Project

ANNOUNCING THE EVERYTHING IS NEW PROJECT

IN AID OF DALIT “UNTOUCHABLE” CHILDREN IN SOUTHEAST INDIA

FEATURING JARVIS COCKER, FOUR TET, DAN DEACON, RUSTIE, BEAR IN HEAVEN, NO AGE, OWEN PALLETT, CALIFONE, GANG GANG DANCE, YACHT & MANY MORE

OUT JANUARY 20, 2014 VIA TRANSGRESSIVE NORTH; PROCEEDS GO TO SCOTTISH LOVE IN ACTION CHARITY

Everything is New is a joyous and invigorating two-part international outreach project in aid of Dalit “untouchable” children in southeast India. Curated by Scottish arts community Transgressive Northit consists of two separate music releases – Marram’s Sun Choir featuring Jarvis Cocker, Owen Pallett, doseone, White Hinterland, and Margaret Bennett, and BOATS by various artists, including Four Tet, Dan Deacon, Bear in Heaven, Califone, Deerhoof, El Guincho, Gang Gang Dance, Lucky Dragons, Julian Lynch, Max Tundra, No Age, The Ruby Suns, Rustie, Son Lux, Sun Airway, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Taken By Trees, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), YACHT, and many more. Both releases feature the voices of the Light of Love Children’s Choir.

Proceeds from the project go to the charity, Scottish Love in Action, which feeds, clothes, houses, educates and provides medical care for over 500 children by funding the Light of Love Home and School in southeast India. Children from the Light of Love Home and School make up the Light of Love Children’s Choir.

The Everything is New Project grew from a dialogue between the artists of the Scottish-based arts collective Transgressive North (TN), and the charity, Scottish Love in Action (SLA), both of which are based in Edinburgh. In 2006 Transgressive North member Jenny Chambers had visited the SLA-funded Light of Love Children’s Home in Tuni (Andhra Pradesh, southeast India) whilst still at school, and found it an intensely positive institution deserving serious engagement and investment. Jenny convinced artists in the Transgressive North to enter a dialogue with SLA and collectively, the TN found they were deeply compelled by the plight of Dalit “untouchable” children. The notion of “untouchability” – that some children might be told they were less valuable than others – inspired the TN to develop the Everything is New Project as a vehicle to empower and support the children of the Light of Love Children’s Home. The founding idea was to use the cultural forms which the children themselves found the most meaningful – popular music and cinema – to build funds and awareness in a project in which the children would participate. The project would attempt to counter any inherited preconceptions the children might have about their own value and legitimacy by giving them the opportunity to “star” in music and film works specifically designed to celebrate and empower their identities and means of expression.

The Everything is New project embodies the sum of 7 years of work, over several continents, with over 1,000 contributors, all working for free.

www.everythingisnewproject.com

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