With the news media focusing on the negative aspects of Brexit and the rise and rise of a certain Donald Trump, it’s good to know that artists within the soul, R&B and jazz communities can still focus on compassion.

Socially conscious rapper COMMON has just teamed up with GREGORY PORTER for a song that spells out that the worldwide refugee crisis will not go away while the world debates and discusses what to do.

Their new recording ‘Running (Refugee Song)’ focuses on the fact that each refuge (and there’s an estimated 65 million worldwide) is an individual – not a statistic or a political conundrum. Each one has their own story and this song might allow just some of those stories to be told.

Available to download now and proceeds are earmarked for refugee assistance groups.