Thursday, June 4, 2009


July 7th & 8th 2009 at the Pavilion Theatre in Albert Square, Manchester sees the opening of a musical concert called The Beating Wing Orchestra (BWO).

Formed in Manchester from musicians of refugee and other migrant backgrounds coming from countries as diverse as Kurdistan, Cameroon, Bangladesh and Brazil, BWO speaks a global music vocabulary, forging new connections between the city’s rich mix of communities.

A collaboration from Malian superstars Amadou & Mariam, whose terrific new album Welcome to Mali which has received rave reviews and led to sell-out shows galore will take place on the nights. MIF (Manchester International Festival) therefore offers fans a rare opportunity to see this Malian duo in an intimate venue, joined by a very special group of musicians for these extraordinary concerts.

Community Arts North West are giving away tickets to this event. This will be free to Asylum Seekers and £3 to refugees or those on low income.

There is limited availability, and tickets will be given on a first come first served basis. If you are interested please email, with your name, postcode and the night you wish to attend.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

our v own serge tebu is in it! we gotta check this folks.