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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Live world music and culture from Middle East and Africa hosted by cultural commentator Ayse Balkose.

Featuring four Konimusic artists who originally arrived in the UK as refugees, who'll be live and direct from their own home music-spaces, introducing you to their cultural music and traditional instruments through a series of songs from the mother-country and some lively conversation.

There’s a short Q&A session afterwards if you stay around on this wonderful festival live feed!

Featuring:

  • Millie Chapanda (Zimbabwe) Shona singer, mbira player & percussionist

  • Haymanot Tesfa (Ethiopia) Amharic singer & krar player

  • Mina Mikhail Salama (Egypt) Arabic & Coptic singer, oud & nay player

  • Arash Sabet (Iran) Farsi & Gilaki singer-songwriter-guitarist

Free – donations welcome.

Stream live on 19 June or watch it any time after that below.

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