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Zoreh Jooya

The singer Zohreh Jooya was born in Mashhad in the East of Iran.  With an Afghan father and Iranian mother, she has absorbed both cultures. She originally came to Europe to study classical European music, and has now settled in Vienna. Zohreh Jooya offers a variety of performance options: a)    Afghan Ensemble – Traditional Afghan […]

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Valentina and Voces del Sur

Valentina grew up outside her native homeland, after the 1973 coup in Chile. She settled in Scotland on meeting guitarist David Russell at the Edinburgh Festival. Together they founded Voces del Sur, making their debut at the legendary old Bongo Club in Edinburgh. Valentina writes and sings songs of exile, love and social change, inspired […]

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PapaSam Alafia

Sam Maitland, aka Papa Sam Alafia, moved to the UK in the late 1980s from Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Sam has recorded and performed with many African and international artists He has played music extensively throughout the UK and has performed live at a number of festivals, renowned venues like the African Centre at […]

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