Song for Sunday – Gabriel’s Oboe (for Aylan Kurdi)

Like many people I have been moved by the photo’s of Aylan Kurdi lying dead on the beach. His heart-rending death has highlighted the plight of so many others, and I can only hope it encourages world leaders and voters to rethink our treatment of refugees.

I was thus looking for a song that could honour the tragic experience of the world’s refugees. I’ve chosen Gabriel’s Oboe (and other music from the Mission) by Ennio Morricone. Although it isn’t directly related, the haunting music expresses so much. The movie also reminds us that we often face a choice between compassion and ruthlessness, and the tragic consequences when we put political interests above individuals.

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to watch some previous songs for Sunday:

  1. All the songs
  2. “Shine” by Vanessa Amorosi
  3. “Another Day in Paradise” by Phil Collins
  4. “Miserere mei, Deus” by Gregorio Allegri (performed by the Tallis Scholars
  5. “Don’t pay the ferryman” by Chris De Burgh
  6. John Lennon’s “Image” by Playing for Change

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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