of people from all over the world have been partying hard in Birmingham
this weekend during the 'Celebrating Sanctuary' free open air festival
in Victoria Square as part of Refugee Week.
loves music," says Celebrating Sanctuary co-ordinator Howard
Saunders. "And this year people will have the chance to enjoy
top bands from around the globe."
Sanctuary offers people the chance to enjoy the different cultures
refugees bring to Birmingham and helps people understand why people
are forced to flee their countries.
who took to the stage on Saturday (June 14) included African Ben
Okafor, once a child soldier, who brings together a blend of folk,
reggae, ska and a little jazz.
on stage were MoMo playing club music created from Moroccan sounds
and who have appeared in front of worldwide audiences such as the
30,000 people who saw in the New Year in Genova.
nominated for a Radio 3 BBC World Music Award, are also in the line
up and offers a new sound in dance music through exploring traditional
Eastern Europe and the Jewish music.
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