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Music and Migration (Singing Competition)

November 23, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come along to a folk singing competition for ages 8 to 18. The event 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.

The competition will take place at the Heaton Mersey Community Centre auditorium between 12:00 and 15:00 with lunch between 13:00 and 14:00. This will be followed by performances of folk songs by local music bands and a Q&A between 15:00 and 16:00. Entries for the competition can be sent to a.ghosh@manchester.ac.uk.

There will also be an associated exhibition between the 14 and 23 November.

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

Date:
November 23
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 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
The community centre is on the ground floor. For accessibility information please contact the event organiser.
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Image copyright: Telegraph India

Venue

Heaton Mersey Community Centre
St Johns Road
Stockport, Cheshire SK4 3BR United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
The community centre is on the ground floor. For accessibility information please contact the event organiser.
Website:
http://www.heatons-team.org.uk/stjohnsnew/St._Johns_Web_Site/Welcome.html