Festival

Celebrating Sanctuary Festival 2016

  

21058459770_800d533b1b_zSaturday 18th June

Tony Dudu and Gumbe Jazz

Performances 1.30pm & 2.45pm – FREE Event

Birmingham Library Amphitheatre  - Centenary Square, Broad Street. Birmingham, B1 2ND

 

 

Tony Dudu

We are very pleased to welcome back Tony Dudu,acclaimed virtuoso guitarist originally from Guinea Bissau, West-Africa.  On moving to the UK In 2007 Tony has worked with Kudashe Matimba’s band Harare, from Zimbabwe, a regular to our programme.  Tony performs with his band “Gumbe Jazz” – A fusion of West-African rhythms blended with Latin grooves, South African rhythms and Jazz.

Didier - mediumFriday 24th June

Didier Kisala @ Jazzlines

Symphony Hall Foyer – Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA

5pm – FREE ENTRY – Donations welcome

 

Didier Kisala

Didier Kisala is the founder member of Birmingham based Congolese band The Redeemed, regulars to Celebrating Sanctuary events.  He also performs with a smaller ensemble to create a beautiful and soulful performance. Didier was recently involved in a British Red Cross project, to release a ground-breaking concept album based on the real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, in collaboration with artists such as Robert Plant and Scoobious Pip.

 

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

 

the-redeemed-1Saturday 25th June

CSB Festival @ Centrala                                       

Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT

3pm – 8pm  -  FREE Event for all the family

With face painting, food and drinks stalls, activities for children and information stalls

 

 cdo band photoSaturday 2nd July

Mid-Summer Muzikstan – In Partnership with Celebrating Sanctuary

Culture Dub Orchestra – featuring guest singer Didier Kisala

Afro Mio plus DJ’s

The Old Print Works, 506 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AH

9-1am  -  £10 on the door

 

Culture Dub Orchestra

Culture Dub Orchestra are a World Roots Dub band based in the Midlands, with influences from parts of the globe.  With dub firmly at the core; CDO explores a range of cultures, religions, backgrounds and musical styles. A heavy roots drum and bass section (crucial to the true dub sound) is coloured by a variety of instruments and sounds adding eastern flavours.  Although at the core CDO are an instrumental band they will often feature guest vocalists from varied musical backgrounds.

 

Didier Kisala

Didier Kisala is the founder member of Birmingham based Congolese band The Redeemed, regulars to Celebrating Sanctuary events.  He also performs with a smaller ensemble to create a beautiful and soulful performance. Didier was recently involved in a British Red Cross project, to release a ground-breaking concept album based on the real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, in collaboration with artists such as Robert Plant and Scoobious Pip.

 

Ben IKON 2 medAfro Mio

Afro Mio is a harmonious blend of rich vocals borne on a wave of rhythmic conga, melodious African guitar and kora.  Charming, engaging and beautiful, this is music to enrich the soul.  Founder member Ben Pathy, is a singer, author and composer from Angola, specialising in traditional African music, Rumba, Soukous, Kizomba and Salsa.

 

Other events you may be interested in

 

GAP Arts – Refugee Week Programme

Unit 316 Jubilee Trade Centre, 130 Pershore Street, Digbeth, B5 6ND

 

15th – 26th June

UNICORN IS MORE THAN A NATION

An exhibition curated by Karina Cabanikova

The aim of UNICORN IS MORE THAN A NATION is to create a dialogue between people, discuss the current function of political art and how it can help develop the understanding of some individuals or change their opinion on current political crisis matter. Exhibited works of young and graduate, domestic and foreign artists deal with the topic of refugees in broader sense, from the point of history, religion or status of some countries, but also the understanding of today’s politics through the eyes of the young people. Diversity of the artists will bring different reflection of political crisis from different part of the world.

 

Monday 20th June (7 – 9pm)

The GAP Community Cinema – Selection of Shorts

 

Thursday 23rd June (7 – 9pm)

Film Screening – ‘Queens of Syria’

 

Sunday 26th June (2-4pm)

Creative letter writing and card making to people in detention

 

 These events are supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Platforma, A4A and The John Feeney 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!
    Isata

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