Thursday, 24 July 2014

Line up for October

We have a fantastic line up for you on the 4th October, including:

Freddy Macha, Tanzanian Writer and Musician.  You can read his article about how we should all speak out about FGM here.

Farid Adjazairi Band with Andre Mathurin on Bass and Karim Merbouche on Derbouka, plus guest  Freddy Macha on Djembe/Congas.

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!"

Farida is a Writer and Spoken Word Artist. With an insight into the darker side of life combined with touching meanings, gripping lyrics, and a unique style, Farida’s poetry is full of powerful messages.  Farida’s latest poetry book ‘Cracked Concrete’ is available to purchase at

Fear of Winter (pronounced "Foe") are a folk duo from Hackney.  Their songs evoke the emotional ballads of the Sixties and Seventies echoing the retro soundtrack sound of those classic decades and explore love, regret and hope.
Kina NaUbaga - Tanzanian poet and songwriter.

DJ - to be confirmed..

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Saturday October 4th 7.00 – 11.30pm @The Russet, Hackney

Songs for our sisters II: 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 minimum £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