Refugees for Refugees (BE)

 Voices of Minorities 2.

23 May, 20:30, Hungarian Heritage House

Ticket price: 2200 HUF

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Special price for the EtnoRom concert (19:00) and Goran Bojčevski Quartet (SLO) and Refugees for Refugees (BE) concerts: 3000 HUF

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Refugees for Refugees

Refugees for Refugees brings together renowned musicians from Syria, Tibet, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Belgium who are united by their desire to weave links between their music. The group has developed an original repertoire at the crossroads between their different traditions.

They are experienced musicians who have been trained at some of the most prestigious music academies in the Middle East (Damascus, Baghdad, Aleppo) and who have passed through a string of musical centres dotted along the former Silk road. In the past, they have enjoyed a rich career, international fame, and a variety of projects. But now, they have been forced to flee the disastrous situation in their home countries, uprooting themselves and abandoning their contacts, taking only their musical talents and instruments with them.

Following two years of collaboration, their second album „Amina” writes a new chapter in their story. It represents reconstruction, the fresh energy needed to map out a new trajectory after being uprooted. Breaking down musical barriers, the group offers a rich menu of sounds, from lively Afghan popular songs to the refinement of the classical tradition from Aleppo and Baghdad, through the pure power of nomadic Tibetan chants, the weightless sounds of the Pakistani sarod, the subtleties of the Turkish oud and oriental percussion.

„It’s gratifying how much chemistry the (…) artists from very different cultures find, and the standard of performance is high.” (BBC Magazine)

Asad Qizilbash - sarod (Pakistan-BE)
Fakher Madallal - voice, percussion (Syria-BE)
Kelsang Hula - dranyen, voice (Tibet-BE)
Mohammad Aman Yusufi - dambura, voice (Afghanistan-BE)
Simon Leleux - percussion (BE)
Souhad Najem - qanun (Iraq-BE)
Tammam Al Ramadan - ney (Syria -BE)
Tareq Alsayed Yahya - ud (Syria -BE)
Dolma Renqingi - voice (Tibet-BE)


The concerts of Voices of Minorities is supported by the Creative Europe Programme.



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