Progressive indie-folk quintet Elephant Revival is teaming up with NNIRR to raise awareness and understanding of the current refugee and immigrant crisis happening around the world and in our own country. The group makes a clear statement with the first music video from their acclaimed album Petals with the track “When I Fall.”
All proceeds from the Pay-What-You-Can donation link to download the audio track will be donated directly to NNIRR.
Colorado-based Elephant Revival believes strongly in the interconnectedness of all living things, which has inspired them to take a stand. The video is a paean to hope and overcoming adversity as it depicts an immigrant family walking a difficult path to freedom while working against the elements. Those elements can be as literal as the snow covering the ground and the fence the family must crawl through or as evocative the broken structure in our current society and how it fails to humanize refugees and immigrants, especially the children.
“We’re heartbroken thinking about all of the refugees and innocent people in our world who are experiencing war and watching their communities destroyed and people they love die. We are fortunate enough to be able to go home each night and feel safe and secure. They have to get up and walk to whatever country will take them in, while trying to keep their families alive. It puts the world into perspective. We just hope more people open their minds and hearts to the realities of what’s taking place,” said Vocalist/Guitarist Daniel Rodriguez.
About National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. Since its founding in 1986, the organization has drawn membership from diverse immigrant communities, and actively builds alliances with social and economic justice partners around the country. As part of a global movement for social and economic justice, NNIRR is committed to human rights as essential to securing healthy, safe and peaceful lives for all. For more info, visit www.nnirr.org.