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Refugee Week - World Music & Arts Festival Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham is bringing people together in Refugee Week with Live and Streamed Music, Arts and Culture

Refugee Week - World Music & Arts Festival

Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham is bringing people together in Refugee Week with Live and Streamed Music, Arts and Culture

by Lee Paul,
first published: June, 2021
The Refugee Week events are both online and live from a variety of locations across the city.

Refugee Week
June 14th-20th, 2021

Refugee Week 2021, takes place between 14th-21st of June and Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham has a full program of music and arts events featuring a fantastic array of talent. The Refugee Week events are both online and live from a variety of locations across the city.

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Some of the featured artists include Didier Kisala (DRC), Germa Adan (Haiti), Nifeco Costa (Guinea Bissau), Kausary (Peru) and Bumi Thomas (Scotland / Nigeria). The live, “socially distanced” events at Centrala on 17th and Mac on June 19th, wil be presented by TV, Film and Theatre actor Patrice Naiambana (Sierra Leone).

There are some exciting commissions by international artists including: A live recorded performance by Kadialy Kouyate (Senegal), an original short film by Patrice Naiambana, a new painting by Eddy Aigbe (Nigeria), a workshop and performance by Rihab Azar (Syria). There’s spoken word and art by Ahmed Magare (Somalia), plus new music from Nifeco Costa, Germa Adan, Millicent Chapanda (Zimbabwe), Sirius B (Latvia), Didier Kisala.

the gorgeous sounds of Kadialy Kouyate

Look, I can’t pretend to tell you what’s just good, or what’s great. What do I know? Just so you don’t miss anything, the program calendar is below - please check the Facebook page before you go though, for ticketing and other vagaries.

 

Monday 14th June
1pm - Refugee Week Online Launch Event
Featured Artist Commissions Showcase

Tuesday 15th June
1pm – Birmingham Opera Company & CSB Online Singing Workshop
Millicent Chapanda & Mariana Rosas

Online Featured Artists – commissions & profiles
Highlighting Commissions of new work by:
Eddy Aigbe, Patrice Naiambana, Musicians and spoken word artists

Wednesday 16th June
1pm - Rihab Azar online presentation and workshop
8pm - Emerging Artists Showcase

Thursday 17th
1pm – Birmingham Opera Company & CSB Online Singing Workshop
Sherry Fatemi & Mariana Rosas
8.30pm Live Event – Centrala – Didier Kisala (Doors 7.30pm)

Friday 18th June
Online Featured Artists – commissions & profiles
Highlighting Commissions of new work by:
Eddy Aigbe, Patrice Naiambana, Musicians and spoken word artists

6.30pm - Live Event - Erdington Evening of Creativity – Oikos Cafe (6.30-9pm)
Community Performances
Millicent Chapanda
Hassan Salih Nour
Limited Audience - Event will be livestreamed

Saturday 19th June
Live Event - In partnership with Mac
Refugee Week at Mac – Outdoor Arena 1- 6pm
Event 1 – 1-3pm (limited seating - admission between 12.30-1pm)
Patrice Naiambana
Community Performances
Germa Adan
Nifeco Costa & Babock Djazz
Event 2 - 4-6pm (limited seating – addmission between 3.30-4pm)
Patrice Naiambana
Community Performances
Kausary
Bumi Thomas

Sunday 20th June
3pm – Online Finale Event – Performance by Kadialy Kouyate
Featured Artists - Watch again

Monday 21st June
5-8pm - Live Event - “Voices From The Front Line” - Book Launch event
Cafe Sol @ The Warehouse Cafe
Partnership with Baobab Women's group book launch
Performance from Millicent Chapanda
Essential Info
Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham (CSB) website


Essential Info
Main Image: Germa Adan
This event is a regular partnership with Mac in support of Refugee
Week, to celebrate the contribution and resilience of refugees.
To find out more about CSB or Refugee Week please visit :

Complete info at Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham 

Lee Paul

I like to look at things while listening to things I am not looking at. But doesn't everyone.
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