Monday, 24 November 2014

Rhymes From Home - recording

Here is the promissed recording of all performances from our evening of songs and poems from many homes around the world, brought to Glasgow by those who've made a new home here. Staged at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre on 6th November 2014 amidst Eduard Bersudsky's marvellous mechanical sculptures. Enjoy! Share!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Rhymes From Home by Robin Mitchell Photography

Thank you everyone who took part in our evening of song and poetry from around the world! It was a truly inspiring gathering of likeminded people who share a passion for music and art. Here are some photographs of the event by Robin Mitchell.

The green room where our musicians' rehearsal turned into a feast of delicious food, laughter and collective singing.

Anna and Marzanna (in purple) made sure that the event ran smoothly.

Then we moved next door to the magnificent Sharmanka for the real show! 

John Cavanagh - the master of ceremony
Casting a spell on the audience...

We started with some music by our lovely musicians:
Stepan Zatkulak, Wilf James, Jill Leavey, Sadie Whitecoat and Miro Cuba

We've had eight wonderfully unique performances in eight languages. All of them will be available to listen to on our recording which will be published very soon.

Jill Leavey sang "The Slave's Lament"

E karika Djal performed a Roma song "Shukar Shukar"

Juana Adcock read Spanish and English poems from her new book "Manca".
Mary Forbes performed a Nigerian lullaby "Aye Adba"
photo: John Cavanagh

Kamilla Ravnsfjall sang a song from Faroe Islands, "My Mother"
photo by John Cavanagh
Gerry Loose read poetry from his new book "Fault Line"
Ali Tupa sang in Farsi

Sigita Morkūnaitė, Rūta Kukulskytė and Kristina Žalytė 
performed a traditional Lithuanian song "Ant kalno jovaras stovejo".
Then there was more music and a song workshop in different languages led by Marzanna...

Someone said that this photo "looks like the devil is speaking to the mic"...
Well captured, Robin.

That is some tattoo!

Saying good byes...
Our thanks to BEMIS & Homecoming Scotland 2014 for their support of this event!
Multicultural Homecoming is a partnership between BEMIS Scotland, Visit Scotland and The Scottish Government.

And, once again, a huge thank you to all who volunteered, attended and performed at our Rhymes From Home event in Sharmanka!

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