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"Last year, I was invited to perform at SPRH’s annual fundraiser event ‘Beats across Borders’, dedicated to supporting refugees in Paris. I created a 3 decks set for this occasion, weaving together artists from the SWANA region and beyond. As an artist (and a human mostly), engaging in charity events and volunteering to NGO° has been an integral part of my journey from the outset.

In an age where struggles are disturbingly confined to the digital realm, and cultural workers are closely associated to their digital persona, I find peace in tangible actions. I thrive through them as a (very tiny) form of relief in myself amidst the out-of-control global chaos in the world - at different scales of intensity in each specific places. I believe that the value lies not in who does the most, but in each individual making a contribution, commensurate with their own capacity and resources - be it emotional or material. It’s a collective endeavor and journey we must undertake together, uniting in solidary to confront the challenges ahead. Only through community we can heal and progress in these uncertain times."

Sainte Marina
Robert Montgomery, To wake up and be like the weather
Sainte Marina is Paris-born/based Lebanese artist, distorting reality through her approach of djing. Layering sounds ranging from dark ambient to rythmic noise, her sets are build as liquid narratives haunted by voice samples from poetry to political archives. Navigating a wide range of genres and emotions, she sparks intensity through combining melodious sounds with more dissonant and brutal ones. Resident at Hong Kong Community Radio (HKCR) with her '𝕻𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖙𝖆𝖘𝖒𝖆𝖌𝖔𝖗𝖎𝖆’ show, she has played with several collectives across Europe.

°Sciences Po Refugee Help is an NGO that brings together over 100 students to help refugees in Paris with everything from legal help to French lessons.
Each year SPRH puts together a fundraiser night of music called ‘Beats across Borders’ to celebrate local and refugee talents whilst directly funding refugee projects in Paris.