Tel 020 7520 1440

Finding My Voice

Voices Unwrapped

Fri 30 Sep 2022

Finding My Voice

Voices Unwrapped

Trad. West African Aramata
Trad. Scottish Black Is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair
Poem The wonder of my voice
Trad. West African Faso des Nou
Poem I lost my voice
Sidiki Dembele Tama
Coleridge Taylor Perkinson Calvary Ostinato Movement lll from Black Folk Song Suite
Alice Zawadzki China Lane
Poem When I grew up
Kuljit Bhamra Himalaya
Poems I had a voice; In my mother tongue accompanied by Raftam Ke Raftam” by Ali Tajvidi and “Zepyur Nasim” an Armenian folk song arr. Mohsen Karbassi
JS Bach Allemande and Sarabande from Cello Suite No.4 in Eb major, BWV 1010
Poem This voice is not my voice
Trad. Sardinian Tancas Serradas a Muru
Alice Zawadzki voice/violin
Laura van der Heijden voice/cello
Kuljit Bhamra MBE tabla
Sidiki Dembele djembe, kamelen n’goni, calabash
Writers: Shahab, Tanya, Nalougo and Yamikani Tracy

A captivating evening bringing together leading musicians from NW Live Arts and writers from Freedom from Torture’s Write to Life group

The world-renowned musicians of NWLive Arts bring influences from the West African Griot tradition, Indian Punjabi music, Western European classical music and folk music from Europe and the Middle East. Write to Life’s writers, who met as clients of Freedom from Torture’s unique writing and performance group, add their lived experience on the journey from an unspeakable past to new lives, and new voices, here in Britain. The resulting programme of solos and ensemble pieces brings the two groups together in an unforgettable musical conversation.

Duration: c70 minutes

Music & Renewal Bloomsbury Festival 2020

‘…It was also a melting pot of an evening during which classical music collided with world music and flirted with Indian, Middle Eastern and South American notes. For an hour and twenty, we were transported from the little church of Holy Cross in St Pancras to far-flung Covid-free lands. It was such a treat.’ — Diary of a Londoness

‘…the theme of renewal and the commitment of the individual musicians was truly inspiring!…  the blend of different genres and sound-worlds really worked, I felt a genuine collaboration there.’ — Samir Savant, London Handel Festival 

Date:Fri 30 Sep 2022
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall Two

Past event

Join the waiting list and be the first to find out if tickets become available.

Join the Waitlist