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Music for the Forgotten Children
Saturday 21 April
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
A night of mesmerising music, a fusion of jazz, funk and blues drawing on African melodies and rhythms.
Live performances from incredibly talented musicians and artists across a variety of genres, will bring you Music For The Forgotten Children.
A charity fundraising gig that has been organised and driven by the passion of those involved to highlight the need of refugee children not just in this country but around the world.
A universal language, music is within every culture on the planet and so forms a common trait in all humanity to bring us closer together.
Music can empower our society to do something for those who are vulnerable when they can’t themselves.
Look after a young child in need who is in a foreign land with barrier after barrier against them by coming and giving your support on this day and contributing to the desire for a better world, where every generation is supported to thrive and succeed.
What to Expect
This evening will be a celebration of joy and hope that aims to raise awareness for child refugees living in the UK without their families.
A fun and uplifting fundraising world music event to raise awareness and funds for child refugees.
Presented by an electrifying performance by Jally Kebba Susso, the Afro Soul sound of Kihaya Blues & Afro Latin Jazz of Ludi’s Eye.
Interwoven in the mix of musical genius there will be performances of spoken word and stories of incredible journeys across land and sea.
JALLY KEBBA SUSSO
Forging a new trajectory of sound for the West African harp, Jally Kebba skilfully blends the traditional repertoire into his own heady jazz concoction that is immediately accessible and uplifting and yet filled with nuances and intoxicating rhythmical layers that give the music depth and intrigue.
KYAZI LUGANGIRA & KIHAYA BLUES
Kyazi Lugangira is a UK Based Tanzanian Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Performer and Band leader of "Kihaya Blues" who has emerged as a creative composer with music that blends the sound of Afro Soul, a combination of blues, funk, latin and jazz rhythms with East & West African traditions.
Ludi’s Eye is a new London based band led by vocalist and composer Clara Serra López. Inspired by grooves from Chicago to Havana, melodies from Erykah Badu to Dayme Arocena and sounds from Jazz to African music, they bring you original music combining body moving rhythm, flowing lines, raw lyrics and improvisation.
THE REFUGEE COUNCIL, MY VIEW
The Refugee Council have been helping refugees for more than 60 years and have a thorough understanding of the difficulties facing people arriving in the UK who have unimaginable stories to tell. My View is a therapeutic service for separated children – children who are in the UK without their families and who are refugees or who are seeking asylum.
What people are saying
'Expect an electric stage show. With ease and confidence, this band connects.' Green Note, Jally Kebba Susso
'Captivating musical pieces transport you to the Eastern side of Africa, to discover a little known sub-genre of Blues' Open the Gate, Kihaya Blues
'Having only played out for the first time in May of last year, Ludi’s Eye are seriously ones to watch.' Lonely Table
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix is a cultural powerhouse for creative expression at the heart of East London and as such has an integral role in advocating multiculturalism and diversity which is so vital to British culture.'
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Things you should know
You can support the work of The Refugee Council by donating to their Just Giving page HERE
Suitable for all ages
Main image © Rob Van Uchelen
This event is wheelchair accessible.