Brighton Refugee Week 2019: The Gig

This event brings together migrants and refugees with musical talent to play the music of they country of origin to celebrate cultural diversity & break down borders.

Music Make no sense restricted within national borders. Come and celebrate diversity at our night of genre bending delicious joy.

Headlined by:

1) Bakk Lamp Fall: West African Fusion - with roots in Baye Fall Sufism from Touba (Senegal). The line-up of the band comprises outstanding West-African percussion accompanied by an ensemble of eminent UK instrumentalists, topped with the awesome vocal power of their Senegalese singer Khadim Sarr.

2) tAngerinecAt: Queer Anarchist Feminist Band.
Raw powerful cinematic electronica with punk attitude. Stunning lead hurdy-gurdy with effect pedals, fierce yet tender vocals, personal political lyrics, floaty flutes, massive drone bass and DIY samples seamlessly combine with industrial-rave beats in an utterly captivating show.
A collaboration between Ukrainian born Eugene Purpurovsky and English born Paul Chilton.
Live Video: https://youtu/be/tlDutnqlLfE

3) Bashir Al Gamar was born in Sudan, he came to England in 1993, after being imprisoned for his poem 'Patience on a beach' Since then he has lived in Brighton.
Bashir is a poet, songwriter and composer, since 1991 he has written and composed more than 40 poems and songs, mainly in Arabic. Most of them are well known in his home country, Sudan. Some of his songs have been recorded by Sudanese National TV and radio. At present he is working on a new collection of poetry called 'Rhythm and Resonance' He is also planning to perform his poetry in several countries with a Sudanese singer.

Bashir has taken part in several art exhibitions and poetry readings in the UK, in Cardiff, London, Liverpool and Bristol. He is a well known proponent of the Oud.

His poetry and music mainly deal with his homeland, exile, human suffering and love. He writes in either classical Arabic, or in Sudanese local dialect. The words contain many emotions, images and metaphors and are written in a musical rhythmic language.

This is a studio recording:

June 23, 2019 at 7pm - 11pm
Latest Music Bar
14-17 Manchester St
Brighton BN2 1TF
United Kingdom
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