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Kadialy Kouyate - Refugee Week Finale Kadialy Kouyate's kora is an instrument of humanity...

Kadialy Kouyate - Refugee Week Finale

Kadialy Kouyate's kora is an instrument of humanity...

by Gracey Babs,
first published: June, 2021
Kadialy Kouyate's livestream performance closes the Refugee Week Music and Arts festival for 2021

Refugee Week World Music and Arts festival – highlights

Sunday
Kadialy Kouyate

Sunday 20 June at 3pm – Online Event

If there was to be an international instrument of humanity that would be played at the first courtly dance of welcome for mystified visitors from the vicinity of a white dot of a star many years away then it would have to be the kora, as stroked and immaculately plucked by Kadialy Kouyate. We would all trip out together in bliss. And then the aliens would eat us, carefully, without making a mess and we would all be happy about it.

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June, Refugee Week is also a growing global movement.


Essential Info
Main Image: Kadialy Kouyate youtube screengrab
Kadialy Kouyate on Bandcamp
Refugee Week 2021 website
Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham website

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Kadialy Kouyate's livestream performance closes the Refugee Week Music and Arts festival for 2021

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