SongRise is a Washington DC-based, women’s social justice a cappella group using music to inspire people to fight for social and political change. We’re extremely pleased to announce that SongRise has now recorded a beautiful, emotive version of ‘Breathe Fire’ which you can watch here: CLICK
Breathe Fire is a project conceived, and written, for the Bhopal Medical Appeal. Its aim is to spread awareness of the ongoing disaster in Bhopal and, ultimately, to help shame those in positions of power into acting to put it right.
SongRise was conceived on a shuttle to the DC Metro when Sarah Beller and Laura Honeywood started harmonizing to Sweet Honey in the Rock’s “Ella’s Song” after a Social Justice Open Mic. For a few rocky months they met in the practice rooms of American University every week with a revolving cast of special guest appearances until a core group solidified and rehearsals moved to the Apiary in Columbia Heights.
“From the moment SongRise was conceived, we knew it had the potential to solidify our individual and collective dreams of merging art with action, song, soul and substance, community and chorus, and many other alliterative amalgamations.
“We offer up our singing talents at community events, rallies, protests, farmer’s markets, civil rights celebrations, DC voting rights events, arts showcases, in schools, at churches, in prisons… you name it, whoever among us can be there will stand up and sing!”