Celebrating Sanctuary Festival 2018


Wednesday 20th June – Ikon Gallery & Slow Boat (FREE, drop in)
Meet the Artists (4-6pm – Slow Boat)
Kadialy Kouyate – 5.30 – 6pm – Slow Boat / 8-8.40pm at the Yorks Cafe -Ikon

Kadialy Kouyate

Slow Boat, Brewmaster Bridge
Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2JB

Yorks Cafe – Ikon
1 Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HS

Join us on the Slow Boat to hear more about our forthcoming festival and events, Millicent Chapanda & Ben Pathy talk about their forthcoming residencies, followed by a special performance by Senegalese kora player and singer Kadialy Kouyate. This event marks World Refugee Day and the opening of Francis Alÿs’ exhibition at Ikon.

Thursday 21st June (12-4pm FREE event)
Refugee Week 2oth Birthday Celebration
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH
Partnership with CSB, Near Neighbours & BMAG

Sisters in Mbira promo

Performances from:

Writers Without Borders – spoken word by WWB a group of writers from diverse backgrounds

Sister’s In Mbira – Millicent Chapanda and Anna Mudeka treat us to their captivating performance of Mbira
and song with engaging rhythms from the deep cultural well and heritage of Zimbabwe.

Afro Mio – Led by Ben Pathy (Angolan singer songwriter) Afro Mio is a harmonious blend of rich vocals borne on a wave of rhythmic conga and melodious African guitar. Charming, engaging and beautiful, this is music to enrich the soul.

Stalls and activities

Friday 22nd June – Jazzlines – Rush Hour Blues
Tony Dudu & Gumbe Jazz (5-7pm FREE Entry)
Symphony Hall Foyer
Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA

Tony Dudu promo pic (2)








Friday 22nd June – Didier Kisala & Tony Dudu
Ort Cafe – (8-10.30pm – £5 Entry)

Didier - medium




The Old Print Works, 500-504 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AH
8.20pm Didier Kissala – singer / songwriter and founder member of Birmingham based Congolese
band The Redeemed. Didier will perform an acoustic set, creating a beautiful and soulful performance.
9.20pm Tony Dudu & Gumbe Jazz
Tony Dudu – acclaimed virtuoso guitarist originally from Guinea Bissau, West-Africa. Perfoming and
recording with many bands over the years including Harare, his new project “Gumbe Jazz” is a fusion of
West African rhythms, Latin grooves, South African rhythms and Jazz.


Saturday 23rd June – Refugee Week Festival at MAC (12 – 6.30pm)
MAC Birmingham – Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Culture Dub Orchestra







Live Performances from:
12.00pm – The Refugee Choir
Lizzy Cragg (Soprano with Birmingham Opera Company) leads the European Youth Music and the St
Chad’s Sanctuary Refugee Choirs
12.20pm – Layla Tutt (local singer / songwriter)
12.50pm- Afro Mio (Lead by Ben Pathy – Angolan singer / songwriter)
1.20pm – Drumming Workshop, Salsa Dance Workshop
2pm – Iryna Muha (Ukranian singer / songwriter)
2.30pm – Culture Dub Orchestra Quartet (World Roots Dub band with influences from all parts of
the globe)
3.10pm – Hassan Salih Nour – (Sudanese Singer and Ood Player)
3.45 – Millicent Chapanda, Chartwell Dutiro & Anna Mudeka – (Mbira and Song from Zimbabwe)
4.20pm – Nifeco Costa – (Singer / songwriter and guitarist from Guinea Bissau performs with his
band Babock Jazz)
5.15 – 6.15pm – The Redeemed – In The Main Theatre
Founded by Didier Kisala, The Redeemed are a movement of youthful energy including singers,
guitarists, dancers and drums. Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo their music reflects
their heritage and a broad range of influences including Rumba, Sebene, Zouk, Jazz and Gospel.

Workshops, Stalls and Activities for all the family.

Keep up to date with all the latest info on events by joining our facebook group:

or by visiting: www.celebrating-sanctuary.org.uk


All donations go towards supporting our activities with asylum seekers and refugee communities

Celebrating Sanctuary is supported by National Lottery through ACE, Near Neighbours, John Feeney Charitable Trust, A4A and The Cole Charitable Trust


1 Comment to Festival

  1. Isata

    Yes, big plans Phil. We’ll be announcing the line-up from next week: the festival is on throughout June and we’ll be continuing our world music series. Keep a look out on the site and on Facebook and twitter (twitter.com/celsancfest) for regular updates. Or if you come to Krar Collective at the Hare and Hounds on Friday 13th April, you can get a sneak preview!

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