WASHINGTON, DC [March 22, 2016] – DC’s Funk Parade and Grammy-nominated local artist Kokayi put out a call for donations Tuesday to Washington residents: send us your sounds of the city.

The sounds are for a collaborative city-wide composition project, “Sounds of the City,” to create a song for DC, which Kokayi will compose with the donated sounds.

Washingtonians are asked to record sounds for the project and send them using their smartphones. Instructions are at http://soundsofthe.city.

“What sounds make you think of DC? Your Metro driver’s announcements, your orchestra warming up, the brass band outside your office, a motorcade passing by? What is the song this city makes?” Asked Justin Rood, Funk Parade co-founder. “That’s what we need you to capture and send us.”

Funk Parade and Kokayi are working together to create the community-driven DC song for the city. Funk Parade is gathering the sounds from residents all over DC, and Kokayi will loop and remix the sounds to create the piece.

The call for submissions starts Tuesday, March 22 and runs for two weeks. The project is funded by the DC Office of Planning, as a sonic experiment in creative placemaking.