The Malisa Home Song

Music connects people: the first time Elisabeth Furtwängler traveled to Mindanao, she brought her guitar with her in her luggage.

During her stay there, there was singing and music almost every day, and Elisabeth was able to quickly connect with the girls through music. She decided to provide the girls with a melody and lyrics, something written especially for them, a song that told their story. A song that did not hide the tragic experiences of the girls, but that above all inspired hope for a positive future.

Everyone was immediately very eager and enthusiastic to get involved. The girls quickly learned the lyrics by heart and sung and hummed them all day long. Elisabeth raves, “It was wonderful to hear the girls singing the song and to feel how they were so happy about their own song – the Malisa Song!”

 

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