18-10-17: Karine Polwart - Laws of Motion

Issued: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:48:00 BST

The title track of the new album by Scottish singer songwriter Karine Polwart has been dedicated to Professor Alison Phipps, Unesco Chair in Refugee Integration Through Languages and the Arts. Polwart recently received an honorary degree from Glasgow. "Laws of Motion" details the journey of refugees with powerful politically charged lyrics. Read the full story here.

Last year Karine worked with Unesco RILA Artists in Residence Naa Densua and Gameli Tordzro for the song A Time Will Come, in which Naa Densua and Karine considered the fragility of the times we live in and asked the question "will a time come when you might need help?". Their work was performed at the Edinburgh International Festival as part of the "Sprit of '47" 70th anniversary celebration of the collaboration between the British Council & the Edinburgh International Festival. 

See Karine's website for more information on her latest release: www.karinepolwart.com/

Karine will also take part in Creative Conversations at the University on 10 December.