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In Collaboration with the Musician’s Union and the #LiveAgain Project, Melissa James Presents

And Still We Rise

Sunday 17 June
Main Space
From £8.00
to £11.00
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

In a nutshell

An evening of programmed events to support and celebrate lives and work of women through music and the voice.

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And Still We Rise comes to the Rich Mix as part of the London Mayor’s Sounds Like London music festival.  In light of the centenary of the Suffragette Movement, this event aims to showcase women’s voices by way of discussion and music with an eclectic line-up of events to include a singing workshop for women. 

Who's Involved

Melissa James
Melissa’s stories bring to the fore fragments taken from her own life and those lives and influences that have surrounded her.  Her heart is large and, together with her music, which blends folk, gospel, jazz – and life tales – her songs are never without a big helping of soul.

Amrit Kaur Lohia
https://soundcloud.com/amritklohia/hi-lo

Born in Tottenham, Amrit Kaur Lohia is a Sarangi player and singer-songwriter.  She received her MA in History from SOAS, University of London and trained as a theatre director at the Young Vic Theatre.  Amrit tours internationally as a musician, educator and social entrepreneur.  She is an experienced youth worker, mentoring children in foster care and youth offenders and is a Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School.  Her notable performances include Glastonbury Festival 2017, UN General Assembly in New York and the Jaipur Literature Festival in India.

Juliet Russell
https://youtu.be/SNRacHOabg8

Juliet Russell is a singer, composer & founder of Vocal Explosion.

Much of her music  is influenced by traditions from around the globe - from the passionate laments of Eastern Europe to the blues, gospel and Civil Rights songs of the Deep South.

Her voice has been described as 'brilliantly haunting' by THE STAGE, and her compositions as 'blissed out acapella' by THE INDEPENDENT.

Nadia Sheikh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CG6n3TNlYic

Don’t let her delicate voice trick you, Nadia Sheikh definitely knows how to rock out.  On her way to making her mark on the British music scene, Nadia is one to watch.

The London based, half British, half Spanish artist combines indie, rock and pop with folky and jazzy vocals creating a characteristic and unique sound that she showcases in her original songs. Quirky melodies and catchy choruses with incredibly insightful lyrics.

This year, Nadia was named as one of This Feeling’s ‘Big in 2018’ and has also been involved in collaborations with other artists, like Jamie Morrison (Pop Morrison and drummer in Stereophonics).

“A melting pot of unique and folksy balladry, Nadia Sheikh is a genre chameleon with a voice that warms the soul” – FRED PERRY SUBCULTURE

What people are saying

'Best current British blues singer I know.' – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

Find out more

Website: www.melissa-james.com
Follow: @MelissaJamesUK / @MelissaJamesUK

Things you should know

Suitbale for 16+ 

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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