Celebrating Sanctuary Festival 2016
Saturday 18th June
Tony Dudu and Gumbe Jazz
Performances 1.30pm & 2.45pm – FREE Event
Birmingham Library Amphitheatre
Centenary Square, Broad Street. Birmingham, B1 2ND
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.
Friday 24th June
Didier Kisala @ Jazzlines
Symphony Hall Foyer - Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA
5pm – FREE ENTRY – Donations welcome
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
Saturday 25th June
CSB Festival @ Centrala
Centrala – Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT
3pm – 8pm – FREE Event for all the family
• The Long Journey Home – Story telling presentation
• Nifeco Costa
• Music and Spoken Word with musicians from The Redeemed and Writers Without Borders
• The Redeemed.
• World Beat Rhythms from DJ Glyn Philips
With face painting, food and drinks stalls, activities for children and information stalls