This video from France says about itself:
10 February 2016
Music knows no borders.
Music unites us all, provides an escape from even the worst situation and brings people together from all walks of life.
I’m Jaz and my brother Nils is a musician. We’ve been working in the refugee camp in Calais known as ‘The Jungle‘ for a while now and regularly enjoy music from all over the world. From the Sudanese guys loving Bob Marley and Craig David, to the Afghans making their own instruments from bits of recycled wood, tin and an old piece of pipe, music is a language we all understand.
We are all the same and the world is our home, and we should share it accordingly.
By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:
Free solidarity concerts for refugees
Saturday 20th February 2016
Four events have been lined up — in London, Brighton, Bristol and Southampton — by Concert to Calais, with attendees being asked to bring much-needed items for asylum-seekers rather than pay for tickets.
The events kick off on March 20 and the volunteers, led by London-based organiser Tom Harvey, will drive to northern France with the collected donations six days later.
Basic items like socks, underwear and warm clothes are in high demand to protect people from wet and cold, Mr Harvey said. Tinned food, dual-language dictionaries and non-perishables are also welcomed.
He added: “It is essential that people show solidarity against the negative rhetoric we see in the media as it’s not a fair reflection of our society. We want to help, especially by bringing people together with music.”
Supporters are also being called on to contribute money to the scheme’s Just Giving and Crowdfunder pages to help pay for transport, venue costs and sound technicians.
Any surplus funds would be donated to charity Refugee Action, which helps asylum-seekers and trafficked people in Britain with assistance in work, legal and homelessness issues.
Mr Harvey added: “The plight of refugees who have travelled thousands of miles through treacherous conditions, only to be left stranded in camps just across the sea from us, is truly heartbreaking.
“It is a chance to unite through our love of music and humanity and we are truly touched by the offers of support from artists, venues and donors, who have gone above and beyond in helping make this a reality.”