We posted about Abigail Washburn and Dave Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project’s album of songs about Sichuan, Afterquake. The project hopes to raise awareness of the ongoing efforts to rehouse people effected by the earthquake and a portion of the proceeds from the EP will go to Sichuan Quake Relief.
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In May 2008 an earthquake devastated Sichuan province in China, killing tens of thousands and leaving millions homeless. To commemorate the one year anniversary of this tragedy, musicians Abigail Washburn and Dave Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project traveled to Sichuan to make music with children who survived the earthquake and their parents. Using folk songs sung by the children as well as sounds of their parents rebuilding their houses with bricks and mortar, Abby and Dave created a unique musical soundscape, and this video shows how the whole process unfolded in March, 2009.