“Dear Michaels” a tribute to the two Michaels jailed unjustly in China.
In the wake of the arrest of Huawei Executive, Meng Wanzhou, 2 years ago at Vancouver Airport on December 10th 2018 and then the timely detainment of two Canadians in China, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, I was immediately drawn to their story. After doing a fair amount of research, and following what I could on the News, it became an even bigger issue with me. I vented my emotions, and penned a song for them entitled “Dear Michaels”.
I researched them on the net in the weeks and months , learning more about their daily lives in separate jails in China. Lights on in solitary 24/7, no books to read unless they could read Chinese, poor food, and basically no visitors except for Canada’s ambassador to China once a month, and when covid hit, that stopped until just last month when he was allowed to visit again.
All that said I put a great team together of Musicians, Recording Engineers, a Mastering Engineer, and a Photographer to record this song and bring attention to this horrible unfair imprisonment. The song “Two Michaels” is ready to put out to the News Media, Newspapers, online Social Media, and the like! I feel satisfied I have done my best, and if it helps bring their story to life then that’s payment enough!!!
Cheers, Patricia Burnett