Tribe Of Doris Spring Showcase


We will be celebrating the first event of our 25th Anniversary Year, showcasing an eclectic range of musical talent, including refugee and asylum seeker artists (details below). Some of the proceeds from this night will support a refugee arts fund (Lorraine Ayensu Refugee Arts) and help refugees access diverse cultural events.

Confirmed acts so far
Ali Elmubarak and Knud Stuwe are fast becoming an established oud duet. They first performed together during last year's Refugee Week. Besides being a guitar and oud player, Knud is also a composer and he has been learning some of the melodies that Ali has brought with him from Sudan.

Moussa Kouyate - a master kora player from Senegal who has become a familiar face in Bristol. Moussa is established as an international artist following professional visits to Europe including solo performances at WOMAD, Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury Festivals, The Royal Festival Hall, Barcelona World Music Festival and on BBC Radio 3 and TV Music Live. Since 2000 Moussa has also worked in collaboration with Kevin Brown, UK slide blues guitarist with whom he has toured and released an album “Kora Blues”.

Kaywan & Dijwad - Kaywan is a Kurdish singer who has perfomed in Bristol during Refugee Week, with a broad range of Persian songs. He will be accompanied by Dijwad on the saz, a traditional Persian stringed instrument.

Mpe-Asem: African Xylophone, drums and percussion creating new music from traditional Ghanaian grooves. We will offer you an evening to entertain you, touch your soul and groove your feet. Featuring...
Ben Lawrence,
Victoria Gater,
Chris Hurn and
Nick Clough.

Alafia: Roots Brasil Dances & Rhythms of the Orixas, featuring percussion, singing and dance.

Afropean Beats Collective: The vibrant, newly formed ABC, bring a fused sound of West Africa meets British folk rock twist. Irresistible Mandeng rhythms, a hint of Malian blues and traditional Guinean dance moves. providing high energy vibes to get any audience grooving! Featuring.....
Lead guitar, vocals: Lee Williams
Backing vocals, percussion & dance:
Aisha Dennis & Saskia Watkin
Bass: Chris May
Kit Drums: Andrew Coburn
Kora, Djembe: Simon McCarthy
Percussion: Kirby & Rubba

Entry £10 on the door
or £7 unwaged/0ver 60's/under 18's/disabled/students

Hot food and drinks, plus cakes will be provided by Scoff & Relish on the night. There will be a licensed bar run by the Kuumba Centre

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