Let’s celebrate our differences through music and dance.
This year for Refugee Week we bring to you these amazing musicians:
Ava is an AngloIranian band,- an authentic fusion of Persian poetry, soaring vocals, and western instruments. John (Guitarist) and Mina (Vocalist) will perform a mix of original and classic Iranian tunes with a Flamenco influence in their duet.
Iryna Muha Music is an Ukrainian born singer, songwriter, acoustic guitar and hurdy-gurdy player, she has over 20 years experience in performing and writing. Leading her band MUHA since 2006, she has released two studio albums which received airplay on BBC Radio 3, press coverage in Songlines and Sunday Times. She has toured extensively throughout UK and internationally including festivals such as Edinburgh Mela (2016), Bestival (2013), Moseley Folk Festival (2019).
Her original compositions, as well as traditional folk songs tell timeless stories of love, of belonging, of living – as well as of the darker side of Eastern European Folklore with tales of abandonment, plots, fighting battles, or preparing for death. Her traditional vocal style, lyrical and at times hypnotising, captures the listener’s imagination and lets it picture mystical sceneries and natural landscapes.
Set a reminder here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P048w_qMv-o&fbclid=IwAR19AYRX6h5NKMadpbP10PAZGsh_zsbRGhaw7fdFln5d-ItDjgbXtVh-eyc