Music with Refugees Events

Oud for Udai

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Weʼre raising £2,645 to travel to Sweden, give an oud to a young musician from Aleppo,perform with him locally & film it for a documentary about Music with Refugees We met this talented young man...
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Walk to Jerusalem

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Walking from Thessaloniki to Istanbul for Amos Trust because sing in the camps to Palestinian & other refugees In memory of: Michael Wood Event: Just Walk to Jerusalem, 20th September 2017 to 20th October 2017...
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Between The Rivers

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RECITAL OF ARABIC & KURDISH MUSIC FROM IRAQ AND SYRIA 7:30 on the 7th of April 2017 At The Christian Community Hartfield Road, Forest Row Donations will go towards Music with Refugees Photo By Carlos...
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Symbiosis Festival

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Julia Katarina, will be performing at Symbiosis Festival with her colleague, violinist Les Levidow. They will be playing at, among other places, the four refugee camps where Liz Meadows and Julia played in May, revisiting and reconnecting with some of the...
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Music with Refugees in Greece

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The crisis in the Middle East has seen 12 million people uprooted from their homes from Syria alone.They are fleeing war, destruction, torture, desperation and oppression. New legislation, resulting in recent border restrictions is leaving...
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An informal showing of two pieces of work in progress, both performed by refugees and others, on the theme of displacement and how to come to terms with who you are without your home influences.

Part 1 – Safar: Journey

Project Manager: Serena Spadoni
Artistic Director and Choreography: Sylvia Ferreira
Musical Director: Julia Katarina

Safar is the result of a dance project led by Hawiyya Dance Co. that aims to bring women together, by creating a safe and secure women-only space. The women differ in backgrounds and have the opportunity to learn dabke, feel empowered, socialise and have fun.

The group of women, accompanied by musicians from Music with Refugees on stage, will perform a dabke dance that will be a celebration of the resilience and resistance of refugee women. The performance explores movement as a tool of expression for both individual and cultural identity, while reflecting on the concepts of journey and womanhood.

Hawiyya Dance Co. explore identity, culture and resistance through dance.

Music with Refugees give concerts and workshops within refugee communities in the England, Germany, Greece, Lebanon and Palestine.

Part 2 Fragments

Devised through workshops run by Single Homeless Project in collaboration with theatre-maker Mo’min Swaitat, with support from Shubbak Festival, Fragments draws on music and movement rooted in participants’ home cultures, as well as impressions of London and the chaotic beginnings of resettlement. The show focuses on the journey from dystopia to the unknown, depicting the shattering and reintegration of cultures, memories, time and space, as experienced through the body in motion.

Mo’min Swaitat is a Palestinian actor, writer and director who has trained at the Freedom Theatre, Jenin and LISPA, in London and Berlin. He has collaborated with acclaimed directors such as Thomas Ostermeier (Schaubühne Theatre) and Rufus Norris (The National Theatre), as well as writing and directing several solo and ensemble pieces in Palestine and abroad.

Fragments rehearses as part of a residency with New Diorama Theatre.

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Fragments is a physical theatre show that explores the experience of displacement, performed by a group of young refugees and asylum seekers who are newly-arrived to London.

Devised through SHP – Single Homeless Project Spacelab drama in collaboration with theatre-maker Mo’min Swaitat, with support from Shubbak Festival, the piece draws on music and movement rooted in participants’ home cultures, as well as impressions of London and the chaotic beginnings of resettlement.

The performance will also feature Sylvia Ferreira of Hawiyya and music by Julia Katarina.

A little thanks to the New Diorama Theatre for the residency they’ve given us to rehearse.

 

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At Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford on 12th May 2017 20-22:30 hours