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Classical - composers
Date 30 June 2018
DescriptionThe concert responds to the changing times of Europe, looking back at England's imperial past and forward to the transformations at the southern edges.

Sing no Sad Songs for me is composed by Rachel Beckles Willson. It sets poetry by the 19th-century Christina Rossetti in eastern makam (modes) and for eastern instruments (tanbur, oud, tabla). It connects poetry of the former British Empire with its 'others' - Ottomans, Arabs, Indians. It is also a meditation on connections with our ancestors, the threshold of life and death Read more here, and listen to teasers here https://artsagainstslavery.org/sing-no-sad-songs/

The concert will also present new songs by African asylum-seekers to Sicily, along with improvised musical responses in solidarity with them, by leading multi-instrumentalists from Greece. This new African music is brought to London by a new charity, Arts against Slavery, which works with young enslaved women (victims of trafficking), and also young men.
LocationSt Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG
Contact details07887834331
Price£10 on the door, students £5
Jazz/Blues artists
Roots Sisters Reunion
Date 21 July 2018 to 22 July 2018
DescriptionA monthly showcase for the best female performers working in Roots music, including Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Country etc. For the first session, we kick off with Blues siren Sister Suzie and her band plus a DJ set from Miss Scarlet.
LocationEast Finchley Constitutional Club, The Chestnuts, The Walks, London N2 8DE
Contact details07557 215947
Time8:30PM to midnight
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