Music and Migration: Underscoring Our Lives
Friday 17 May at 7.30pm in Venue 1 at Rich Mix
Tickets: £8, bookable direct from Rich Mix online> or their Box Office on 020 7613 7498
This event is part of our ongoing Tamasha Developing Artists programme through which we support emerging writers, actors, directors, designers and other artists.
Following a number of sell-out scratch events, we are back with five new pieces about the place music holds in the lives of migrants. Film, live performance and new writing come together in a collection of diverse work from the tender to the piercing. Expect a night of lyrical testimonies to the music that accompanies us on our journeys.
The pieces featured on the night will include:
Her Ashes by Rabiah Hussain, a tender piece on the aching holes filled by music from the homeland;
Song of Four Seasons by Daniel York Loh, a piercing look at displacement underscored by the heart-rending music of the iconic Chinese singer Zhou Xuan;
Forgetting to Remember by Sharmila Chauhan, a daughter’s desperate attempt to rescue her parents’ sabotaged relationship;
For the Record by Kuldip Powar, an intimate film on the social life of Indian vinyl in Southall;
and Glue Music, a devised piece by Gisele Edwards with original music composed in response to her own up-rootedness as a child.
Directors: Vicky Jones, Guillaume Laroche and Charlie Folorunsho.
Actors: Kris Dosanjh, Gisele Edwards, Shobu Kapoor, Divian Ladwa, Jennifer Lim, Krupa Pattani, Michelle Wen Lee and Jess Woo.
Watch this space for more about the pieces and the artists involved...
Following the performances, the artists will be invited on stage for a conversation with the audience. You are invited to continue this conversation in the bar after the show. This is a great opportunity for the artists involved to hear valuable feedback as they develop their work further.
We will be hosting more of these scratch nights at Rich Mix over the course of the year, so if you can't make it this time, we hope to welcome you to other scratch nights in the future.
Director: Guillaume Laroche: Guillaume moved to London in 1998 from his native Paris, he trained in musical theatre at Arts Ed and London School of Musical Theatre and started touring internationally on graduation. The play was the thing although his interests also developed towards photography and film making. In February 2013, he took part in the Tamasha’s Directing Course with Kristine Landon-Smith in order to confirm a nagging feeling that this was a new venture for him to follow - it was! This Scratch Night is his professional directing debut.
Other biographies to follow...