As people pass through downtown Lynn, Massachusetts a new mural painted by Kevin Ledo and group of local youth resonates with a universal human love of music, sports and culture. A boy from the @ymcaofmetronorth wearing a hometown sports jersey is illuminated by a colorful background from a Mozambican textile pattern. The pattern echoes a cultural connection and new friendship the children in Lynn have forged with a group of children across the planet in Mutua, Mozambique.
Human communication travels at unprecedented speed in today’s world. Ideas and culture can be shared, sent and returned. With this idea in mind, kids in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA have been connecting with kids in Mutua, Sofala, Mozambique through video correspondence. While their realities are worlds apart, more than 12,000 kilometers, their appreciation of music, sports and cultures resonates across oceans.
Special thanks to Iverson for modeling his guitar skills, all the kids at @ymcaofmetronorth and @emadrashidi for documenting the process. A film will be coming soon! Thank you Beyond Walls for your help in bringing this project to Lynn. This One Blue Sky Project was funded by @usembassymozambique