Refugees Welcome Here! (A fundraiser)
Wednesday, 11 May 2022
A benefit for St Augustine's Centre – offering support to those seeking asylum in Halifax and Calderdale.
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
8pm until late - £10 or £5
"Joyous jazz and global grooves, Section 14 is an uplifting new band formed as a musical expression of hope and defiance amid systems in crisis. Section 14 is led with the beautiful jazz piano of Daniel Bathand underpinned by the earthily grooving bass of Adam Medlock and incomparable drumming of Martin Davies. The exuberant rainbow of top-line includes woodwind wizard Peadar Long, Atholl Ransome (of Amy Winehouse fame) and Klezmer superstar violinist, Stephen Shulman. Special guest Congolese vocals from Sarah Douniama and musicians from St. Augustine's Refugee Centre. "
Soul Stu & DJ Indignados
Expect a vinyl explosion, straight from the crate and across the board: civil rights soul, alt. takes, Motown, jazz funk and afro beat, with the odd new release, carefully dropped in. From George Benson thru Ben Pirani, we've got the dance floor covered.
Politics – Sally Kincaid - Stand up to Racism - speaking about climate justice.
Sharena Lee Satti
Poet and spoken word artist from Bradford. Who has been performing and sharing her work locally and nationally for a few years now. Which led to her work being recognised by the Verve poetry press and the release of her book "She". Sharena is a passionate poet, who believes in the power of spoken word and poetry and shares her lived experiences through the poetic art, and also writes about social and environmental issue. www.sharenaleesatti.com
"There are a lot of spoken word artists who play with a backup band of some kind. Not so many that do both spoken word and music at the same time — and do both things brilliantly. Geoff Winde might just be the philosopher-poet-musician you didn't know you were looking for." (David Rovics) www.moneyisasinnocentasthegun.com/
MC - Miss Airedale