Sing Home is a song-sharing project that collects and share songs of the people of Boston's Chinatown - residents, workers, students, visitors, passersby - and creates new musical compositions as a way to start conversations about immigration, neighborhood, and cultural and civic identity. Led by Pao Arts Center Artist-in-Residence Shaw Pong Liu (violinist, erhu player and composer), Sing Home explores how understanding the musical history of the people in one neighborhood contributes to a wider conversation on (im)migration. 

Each "song from home" is picked and defined by each participant for themselves. Any much-loved song that reminds a person of home is welcome - it could be a song that a parent or grandparent taught them, a song that connects with one's cultural roots, a pop song from one's youth.

 Julie Kurtz, graduate student at Tufts, shares an impromptu song with Cesar del Cid (of Guatemala and Boston) at the International Song Exchange, Chinatown Gate/Rose Kennedy Greenway park.

Julie Kurtz, graduate student at Tufts, shares an impromptu song with Cesar del Cid (of Guatemala and Boston) at the International Song Exchange, Chinatown Gate/Rose Kennedy Greenway park.

 Probable world premiere of  erhu  racing horses and hula hoop duet! International Song Exchange at the Chinatown Gate/ Greenway park

Probable world premiere of erhu racing horses and hula hoop duet! International Song Exchange at the Chinatown Gate/ Greenway park

 Group singalong at International Live Band Karaoke Night on April 14th!

Group singalong at International Live Band Karaoke Night on April 14th!