TUNE THE PORTRAITS - GLASTONBURY SONG
“In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.” John Grisham
When The Portraits were invited to play Glastonbury Festival in 2011, it was a moment of revelation for us all. Our work highlighting the plight of the forgotten peoples of the world had led to an invite to play the Greenfields stages by an inspiring Burmese dissident, Ko Aung, who had spent years in the brutal Insein prison for his beliefs and was now a refugee based in London and continuing to work for freedom in his country. It was amazing for our stories to finally be heard, and we started thinking what it must be like to suddenly hear the heart of a nation drumming behind you when your thoughts have been drowned out by violence, and your voice has been stifled for so long.