Refugee Week Cabaret

Refugee Week Cabaret

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.


Introductory talk:

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

Mensur Munshi

Film Showing:

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




Company number: 4271844 

Charity number: 1091276