Arts against Slavery – launch event!
an evening of music featuring new African voices and modal traditions crossing the Mediterranean Sea
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
30 June, 8pm
This concert of traditional, newly-composed and improvised music draws together a remarkable array of performers to respond to the extraordinary times in which Europe is living today.
We present music by young asylum-seekers recently arrived on the coast of Europe. We are thrilled to be joined by one of Europe’s leading modal multi-instrumentalists, Evgenios Voulgaris, who will lead musical improvisations in response to these stories and songs. Looking back at the history of migration to the UK, we draw together Mediterranean modal and Indian music with the poetic world of 19th-century London, in the world premiere of Sing no Sad Songs for Me by Rachel Beckles Willson, setting Christina Rossetti.
To discover more, come to this concert and buy our new CD Today is Good!, a compilation of songs by recent arrivals from Africa which emerged from a year of workshops in eastern Sicily co-led by Rachel Beckles Willson and Francesco Iannuzzelli.
Tickets from Eventbrite and on the door.