Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Friday 30th May 2014 @ The Russet, Hackney E8 2BT

Songs for our sisters: a fundraising concert to help girls refusing female genital mutilation in Tanzania

Line up details here

An entertaining evening of song, music and dance from around the world to raise money on behalf of the Tanzania Development Trust for a safe house for girls at risk of FGM.

A wide range of local musicians will be filling the Russet with sound as we come together to help girls in need.

Ticket via £5 donation at

or £6 cash on the door.

Food, including special Tanzanian delicacies  from 6pm, music from 8pm..  [Advance phone reservations for food recommended]

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The Russet, 17 Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT

020 3095 9731‎

Contact Janet, for further information

Line Up

We have a fantastic line up for you on the 30th May, including:

Freddy Macha, Tanzanian Writer and Musician.  You can read his article about how we should all speak out about FGM here.
Nadia Al Faghih Hassan: percussionist and musician.  Active in community work, cares about people and used to run a women only percussion group. Nadia is of North African, West African and European descent.

Sokoshumba a duet from Zimbabwe performing colourful African music on mbira, hosho and djembe. 

Nakisha Singer/ songwriter/ instrumentalist and inventor of Opera Reggae! Expect to laugh at impromptu jokes, random dance moves and to get involved with the Opera Reggae cover of the Spice girls "Spice up your life!"

Lora Linhares Marx, a Hackney based Singer/Songwriter

Hackney Harmony  Community Choir

DJ  CousCous