The Habibi Project: Chapter I


The Global Arts Concert features a plethora of outstanding musicians, singers and spoken word poets from across the world.

From Syria, the critically acclaimed Maya Youssef brings her mesmerizing kanun to the Union Chapel. The phenomenal Nepalese folk band Namlo combine a variety of musical influences alongside the traditionally placid sounds of their heritage to create a truly unique musical concoction. While the Ghanaian Sabbey drummers provide a joyous excavation into the vibrancy of West African culture. The UK contributes the outstanding musical talents of pianist Karim Kamar and the inspirational social and politically conscious spoken word poets Emmanuel Speak. The concert is an exclusive opportunity to see all of these amazing artists perform in one night.

The concert represents the beginning of the Habibi Project as a creative arts organisation. Habibi is a term of endearment, literally meaning my beloved. Entitled Chapter I the event seeks to celebrate the vast diversity of the UK and raise public engagement of the greatest humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. The mass displacement of people is an issue which needs further public involvement in lobbying governments and advocating for the voiceless. The profits from the event will be going to two organisations actively trying to mitigate the effects of the crisis both at home and abroad, Help Refugees UK and Bristol Refugee Rights.

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