Resonate mural by kevinledo

two men standing in front of a large mural.
Photograph by Beyond Walls


Organized by Beyond Walls

As people pass through downtown Lynn, Massachusetts, a new mural painted by Kevin Ledo and a group of local youth resonates with a universal human love of music, sports and culture. A boy from Lynn’s YMCA wearing a hometown sports jersey is illuminated by a colourful background from a 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 Matua, 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 and all the kids at the Demakes Family YMCA in Lynn. This mural was produced by One Blue Sky Projects, aptART and Beyond Walls Lynn. It was funded by the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique and The Good Works Foundation.

Description from Beyond Walls