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Sahara Nights: a Sandblast and Fairtunes special
Wednesday, 6 June 2012 from 18:45 to 22:30 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Sandblast and Fairtunes invite you to Sahara Nights, the multi-arts Studio-Live launch on June 6 at London’s beloved Roundhouse (Studio Theatre). We are very pleased to be joined by special guest Aziza Brahim from Western Sahara, a fabulous singer and percussionist who will be presenting songs from her new album Mabruk.
The evening compered by Dan Tsu from Lyrix Organix will include a spectacular line-up of live music and spoken word acts, with artists Ruby and the Vines, Inua Ellams, Luzmira Zerpa with her Family Atlantica, Lizzie Ogle, Karim Dellali and Mossi Conde in support of music-making for freedom through Studio-Live. Hispano-Saharawi singer Suilma Aali and young Saharawi journalist Asria Taleb will be present, too.
Audiences will also have the chance to be immersed in the Saharawi world through photography by Ed Harriman, Bernat Millet and award-winning Andrew McConnell and preview clips from two new films, The Runner by Saeed Taji Farouky and a portrait of the life and poetry of Lkhadra Mabruk, Aziza Brahim’s grandmother, by Noë Mendelle.
Spaces are limited! A guaranteed sell out! Buy your tickets now!
Early Birds get a discount. You can also purchase a Superticket, which includes much-acclaimed Sandtracks album, by Saharawi refugee band Tiris (CDs will be handed out at the entrance). More information here.
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Sandblast is a UK human rights charity promoting the voices and visions of the indigenous Saharawi from Western Sahara through the arts. The protracted conflict, in Africa’s last colony, has turned the majority of the Saharawi population into refugees and threatens the survival of their cultural identity.
We believe in the right of individuals and communities to enjoy culture, celebrate the arts and promote their own traditions. Bolstering the cultural heritage of the Saharawi and raising awareness of their overlooked plight are important to our mission.
Since 2005, Sandblast has created platforms in the UK to promote Saharawi arts and culture and undertaken projects in the refugee camps to strengthen artistic expression.Studio-Live, our current project, aims to equip the refugees with the skills and material resources to build their own music industry from scratch in the camps.
If you want to get involved or have any questions regarding our organisations and/or events, please contact us on email@example.com or visit www.sandblast-arts.org. We look forward to hearing from you!