New European Songbook - School / UNESCO Chair staff, affiliates and PHD students at Edinburgh International Festival

New European Songbook - School / UNESCO Chair staff, affiliates and PHD students at Edinburgh International Festival

Issued: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:29:00 BST

Our Artist in Residence with RM Borders and UNESCO Naa Densua Tordzro, together with SOE staff member and PHD candidate Gameli Tordzro performed live at Edinburgh International Festival, filmed by BBC Arts, broadcast on TV and with British Council films –a music video and a documentary now also available alongside the single. The project was part of Spirit of 47 and a further outworking of our AHRC and UNESCO work.

New European Songbook concerts now available on demand from BBC Arts.

Saturday's concert: http://eif.buzz/2wIkwe7

Also – the music video and the documentary about the making of the music video are available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/b0N1nKxcRkvWLQsdStTHw8/new-european-songbook-united-kingdom-karine-polwart-and-naa-densua-tordzro

They are exquisite, elegaic and haunting performances, and the documentary and music video match in power and retelling of the refugee story.


 

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UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts

The UNESCO Chair will undertake a programme of work focused on multilingual knowledge exchange in the area of refugee and humanitarian protection, with a focus on fostering integration through creative and cultural expressions. Chair activities will take place in collaboration with GRAMNet.

To find out more about the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts please visit our website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/unesco/

News: For information on our summer activities, including Prof Alison Phipps’ Inaugural Lecture and the Solas Festival featuring Noyam African Dance Institute, please see our news section: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/unesco/news/

Upcoming events:  The UNESCO Chair intends to hold a Summer School in May 2018 for those researching in the area refugee Integration or those in the third sector interested in using arts in integration.  Please keep an eye on our website for further information in the Autumn.

Blog hosted by GRAMNet: The UNESCO Chair programme will contribute to a series of posts hosted on the GRAMNet blog.  The first in the series is by Prof Alison Phipps, and was penned on her recent trip to Ghana as part of the AHRC-GCRF project  “Idioms of Distress” and can be read here: http://wp.me/p1jIPy-20m

You can contact the UNESCO Chair Secretariat on unesco-rila@glasgow.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter! @UofGUnescoRILA

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