Following the sell-out success of 2009's Refugee Week event 'To Seek and Enjoy' BandBazi created another night of alternative cabaret to celebrate the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers to our society.
Featuring a hip hop bungee dance performance from BandBazi Youth Circus Theatre participants, a film showing, rap performances, music and a talk about climate change and refugees it was an evening of fun and entertainment that also raised awareness about serious issues.
It was the opening event in a week of Refugee Week happenings around the town supported by Brighton and Hove City Council.
There was also an exhibition of photos from BandBazi's 'What's Stopping Me?' photography project with young refugees and asylum seekers, a small exhibition about climate change provided by Brighton Peace and Environment Centre's Climate Connections project in the bar area plus snacks and refreshments provided by Brighon Voices in Exile.
Hannah Smith, Climate Outreach and Information Network: ‘Climate Change and Refugees’
Flavi Bumba - poems
BandBazi - Hip Hop Bungee, poi & trapeze performance
Rocky Mahmoodi - Aerial rope solo performance
Flavi Bumba - dance performance
RASP (Refugee and Asylum Seekers Project) rap performance
Jamal Ali, Lewis Healey and Mrisi Makondo-Wills - 'What is Race' rap video showing
Simo Lagnawi - Moroccan traditional music
RASP Here and There - 'Here and my home country'
BandBazi - 'See It, Say It, Stop It' preview
Exhibition in Bar Area:
BandBazi – ‘What’s Stopping Me’ photography project
BPEC Climate Connections
This event was supported by Vandu Language Services