Welcome to the Unheard Music Project!
The history of music is the history of people’s stories. The Unheard Music Project celebrates refugee-made music by maintaining an archive of refugee-made compositions and performances from all over the globe. These songs celebrate art, experience, culture, history, community, and love, while documenting exile, isolation, struggle, and grief. They carry ‘home’ in their harmonies, and bring people together.
The Unheard Music Project supports refugee artists not only by providing a streaming platform for their music, but also by directly supporting unheard musicians through financial remuneration, networking, and exposure.
Meet Our Artists
Milad Yousufi was born in Afghanistan in 1995, when music was banned under Taliban rule. Now residing in the US, his works express the complex feelings towards his country of birth
Louise Mwangaza (Light), 22, arrived in Malawi as a Congolese refugee in 2017. She has been at Dzaleke refugee camp, which houses nearly 50,000 refugees, most of them, like Louise, arrived from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Eh Ku Thay, 19, left his village in Karen state in Myanmar two years ago, to study at Thoo Mweh Khee Migrant Learning Centre in Mae Sot in northern Thailand. Inspired by Justin Bieber, Ku Thay had always wanted to be a singer, but he never had the opportunity to learn to sing as there were no singing teachers in his mountain village.
Eraghone Ely, 26, is a Congolese musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, dancer, director, video editor, and businessman who goes by the stage name Eraghone (Eraghone Empire).
Musician Chi Suwichan Phatthanaphraiwan is a member of the Karen ethnic group. He is also an actor and composer, best known for “Songs from the Karen Forest” (2012). He lives in Mae Sot in northern Thailand and is a well-known activist for the Karen. Through his music, he advocates for ethnic equality and cultural identity and love for nature.