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Music and Migration (Exhibition)

November 16, 10:00 am - November 23, 5:00 pm

Visit this family-friendly exhibition of musical instruments and be part of a momentous celebration of Bengali folk music in the North West. The exhibition will recall how singing was of vital importance to Bangladeshi immigrants arriving to work in its mills and factories in the 1950s and 1960s. Young people are particularly welcome to come along and experience how collective singing of and listening to these songs provided critical succour to their forefathers in a time of displacement and upheaval.

There will also be an associated singing competition on the 23 November between 12:00 and 16:00.

In partnership with

The Greater Manchester Bangladeshi Association, the Al-Habeeb Foundation, Krishnochura and Manchester Museum

Contact email address

a.ghosh@manchester.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Start:
November 16, 10:00 am
End:
November 23, 5:00 pm
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Description for print
Come, learn about and celebrate the little known heritage of Bengali migrant folk music in the north-west, through a varied and vibrant mix of performance, exhibition of musical instruments, one-to-one interviews with elderly migrants, and singing competition for youngsters.
Is booking required?
No
Contact email address
a.ghosh@manchester.ac.uk
Event partners
The Greater Manchester Bangladeshi Association, the Al-Habeeb Foundation, Krishnochura and Manchester Museum
Region
North West
City/town
Manchester
Accessibility information
Manchester Museum has step free access to the main entrance with lifts providing level access to all public areas. Wheelchairs are available upon request. Please contact the venue for further information about accessibility.
Image copyright information
Image copyright: Telegraph India

Venue

Manchester Museum
Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, M13 9PL
Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Manchester Museum has step free access to the main entrance with lifts providing level access to all public areas. Wheelchairs are available upon request. Please contact the venue for further information about accessibility.
Phone:
0161 275 2648
Website:
https://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/