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World Music Day Celebration – Braid Ballymena

The Braid in Ballymena is hosting a World Music Day Celebration as part of Refugee Week. Is is set to be held on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 7.30pm and tickets are free. The event is suitable for all ages and will celebrate the music and traditions of lots of different cultures.

World Music Day Celebration - Braid BallymenaWorld Music Day Celebration - Braid Ballymena
World Music Day Celebration Event Refugee Week

Showcasing the Building Bridges project with music and dance performances by a diversity of artists including Orchestre des Réfugiés et Amis.

Managed by DU Dance NI with Beyond Skin as a project partner, Building Bridges is an intercultural arts project led by a team of four experienced artists. It’s an exciting new venture exploring human stories leading to a public performance. Young people aged 12 to 18 years work along side professional artists over a series of workshops to develop a performance production.

Orchestre des Réfugiés et Amis is an intercultural music project developed by Beyond Skin. The project creates shared welcoming spaces for musicians with Refugee or Asylum status to collaborate, socialise and creatively express their culture with a diversity of professional musicians. The group have remained somewhat of an enigma and since launching the project in 2016 the musicians involved have shied away from an overwhelming amount of media interest and interview requests with only a rare BBC Radio Ulster live performance which you can view below.

With local musician and Refugee support activist Joby Fox at the helm as the music director and photographer Rashid Khaidanov as the visual director, the Orchestre des Réfugiés et Amis has sparked much curiosity and is the inspirational sound of humanity at its best. (Source)
This event is funded by Arts Council Northern Ireland and starts 7.30pm. Tickets available from The Braid Arts Centre – Click here for more information about this World Music Day Celebration in Ballymena.