Support RAICES: Boston electro-folk duo Tall Heights’s newly-created video for “Spirit Cold”

By on July 11, 2019

Boston-based electro-folk duo Tall Heights have just launched a newly-created music video for the full re-working of their hit song “Spirit Cold,” to help raise awareness to the horrendous conditions at the border.

Tall Heights:

“Every week that passes, we learn more about the horrors migrant children have endured at the hands of our government. So what can we do about it? Well, we have a song, a guitar, a cello and, with the help of our friends, 21 voices to show just how widespread the pain runs.”

“When it comes to family, when it comes to children, it’s not political, it’s quite simple, and we hurt together as long as this problem persists.”

“We created a new version of ‘Spirit Cold’ with Berklee acappella group Upper Structure and Persistent Productions to raise money for RAICES, an immigrant rights nonprofit that provides free legal counsel to migrant children and families.”

Please donate to RAICES here.

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The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) is a 501(c)(3) charity that provides free and low-cost legal services to under-served immigrant children, families and refugees. They were founded in 1986 under the name “Refugee Aid Project.”

RAICES serves immigrants and refugees in the San Antonio, Texas community by providing immigration-related legal services, advocacy and opportunities for educational and social support.

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They offer full legal immigration representation and services before the Department of Homeland Security, the Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals, including Asylum, Relative Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Employment Authorization, Cancellation of Removal, Naturalization, Citizenship, U Visas, T Visas, Temporary Protected Status, NACARA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and VAWA.

They believe that by actively promoting the well-being and informed participation of immigrants and refugees in the community, everyone benefits.

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Tall Heights:

“When we made this video in March (with Persistent Productions), we had no clue how bad this situation was, and how important it would become to make this statement now. Every week we learn more about the horrors at migrant detention centers, all the more unthinkable with children enduring the worst of it.”

“RAICES… do such amazing important work legally defending and advocating for those affected.”

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Vocalist/guitarist Tim Harrington and vocalist/cellist Paul Wright of Tall Heights met in their hometown of Sturbridge, MA, but got their start busking on the streets of Boston, founding Tall heights in 2010.

Their evocative, atmosphere-driven pop confections have drawn comparisons to like-minded progressive folk and electro-tinged indie acts like Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes, and Jose Gonzalez.

Here’s an excerpt from their bio:

“No matter when you’re creating — culturally, politically, environmentally — the only thing that endures is something that is art across all borders and times,” says Tim, explaining, “It needs to first and foremost be a thing that’s worthy of consumption on an emotional level. Anyone can make a comment on something with their words, but the things that last are the things that inexplicably capture your heart.” Although speaking broadly about the nature of art, the sentiment is the perfect analogy for Tall Heights’ enduring success.

Night Flight joins Tall Heights in the support of RAICES, who continue their mission to help separated families, detained families, unaccompanied minors, and others who are seeking asylum in the United States. Donate to RAICES today.

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