Migration Matters 2019 is kicking off with a burst of energy, rhythm, food and vibrant company.
Drawing upon traditional folkloric Arab-dabke, Hawiyya is a women’s dabke group who explore identity, culture and resistance through dance. The culturally diverse dancers have come together to unite and share their commitment to the Palestinian cause.
Bringing together the tradition of African oral history with an innovative performance choreographed by Angelina Abel. With its cinematic visual component conceived by filmmaker Joao Paulo Simoes, the project achieves intensely poignant moments which highlight the human condition through the extremes of slavery.
Music & Love
Musicians and singers from Zimbabwe, Mexico, Gambia and the UK perform high energy songs inspired by the townships of Zimbabwe. They fuse traditional African instruments such as balafon, kora, sabar drums, djembes and duns with guitar and saxophone.
Driven by the grooves of Afro-Latin music and mobilised by the dynamic sounds of London’s underground. Playing deep into the rhythms of urban Latin America, Wara is an award-winning musical outfit that fuels its signature sound with bass-heavy dembow, biting synths and hip-hop.
Part of Migration Matters 2019.