ASHA PARKINSON_

Legacy Award Holder

ASHA’S STORY_

Asha is a talented musician and change-maker committed to using the positive power of music and words to break down cultural and religious barriers across the world.

After being deeply moved by the crisis in Syria, Asha single-handedly conceived Voices Beyond Divisions, a unique music project aimed at bringing together children from different cultural backgrounds, to sing for peace and in the process promote the values of tolerance and respect at the heart of all religious teachings.

Asha has raised over £10,000 by crowdfunding for a sold-out concert held at St James’s Church in London this past January. The concert saw a choir made up of children from local schools performing Asha’s own piece, What War, which features literal quotes from the Koran, the Talmud and the Bible.

Participants Asha has engaged through the concert and project have not only developed a greater understanding of different cultures, but have also formed friendships for life – this is testamant to Asha’s passion, commitment, creativity and belief in the young people she works with.

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