It’s bee a while since we last had any new music from Aphty Khéa and with good reason – she’s been volunteering at a self-run squat project/community for over a year in Athens called Refugee Accommodation Space City Plaza.
In support of the worthy project, Khéa has shared an emotive new track called ‘You Can’t Evict A Movement’.
The track keeps the hypnotic trip-hop beats of previously heard singles and features the voices of members of the community that give the track a powerful edge.
Speaking about the project she explains, “I’ve had, and continue to have, the immense joy in being a part of a very unique community that’s built on solidarity, with the purpose of fighting intolerance and discrimination: Refugee Accommodation Space City Plaza – a beacon of hope in today’s world. The track was inspired and kickstarted by the words of some of the youngest members of our community, recorded in our music classes during the summer of ’17. This track is an ode to all the beautiful people that comprise our massive and diverse family, and the collective effort of everyone ever involved.”
Listen above, watch the visual and read a bit more about the project below.
City Plaza is a self-organised housing project for homeless refugees in the centre of Athens accommodating 400 people, among them 180 children. It is entirely run on voluntary effort and is based on principles of self-organisation and autonomy, without any paid staff or public funding. It does not receive any funding from governments or NGOs, and depends entirely on the political support and practical solidarity from within Greece and abroad.
It costs the project €1 per day to cover the basic needs of a single refugee.