Who Are Pihcintu?

Welcoming immigrant children from around the globe, The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus helps restart young lives. War-torn villages, bloodshed, refugee camps, famine, and political turmoil were devastating realities for many of these young singers before being embraced by the warmth, companionship and harmony that Pihcintu provides.

The power of survival eases but never erases the memory of unthinkable atrocities, physical danger and personal tragedy. Portland, Maine, an ever-expanding international resettlement community, was fertile ground to bring together children from diverse backgrounds to sing as one. Con Fullam, award-winning producer, musician, and songwriter, combined his passion for music with a deep concern for the effect of world issues on children - creating The Chorus with the help of countless supporting souls from all walks of life. This unique chorus of young women from Cambodia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam, British West Indies, and Zambia, along with children whose families have been here for generations, have formed a powerful and permanent bond. Through the healing power of music, these vulnerable, yet brave, young women have learned to trust, hope and laugh again. The children and their music are transformative. Being in their presence is a life-enhancing experience and they touch the hearts of all who hear them!

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"The performance by Pihcintu at our Diversity Day event was spectacular! We continue to receive enthusiastic comments from attendees weeks after their appearance."

Jean Franco, Superintendent of Lowell Public Schools, Lowell Massachusetts.

"Many of the students at King Middle School have benefited greatly from the rich experience offered to them by their participation in Pihcintu. The work and the talents of Pihcintu are greatly admired and appreciated in the Greater Portland Community and beyond. "

Michael McCarthy, Principal, King Middle School

"It was a pleasure working with Pihcintu. The standing ovation by the entire audience said it all. "

Matt Kattenburg - Manager, Millenium Stage, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

"Your performance at our Annual Friendship Dinner was greatly appreciated by all. Eyup Sener President Turkish Cultural Center of Maine. These girls are amazing!! "

Kat Graham - Star of The Vampire Diaries and Emissary for The United Nations High Commission for Refugees

"Pihcintu’s performance was the highlight of our evening."

Debra Sandler - Treasurer, The Friends of Shinagawa.

"The girls of Pihcintu are a shining light and inspiration to us all."

Alexis Kende - Director of Cultural Programs World Youth Alliance.

"It was a pleasure to enjoy Pihcintu once again-our Commencement crowd of thousands loved the performance."

Ron Carter - President, Southern Maine Community College