Let My Dreams Laugh
The Uyghurs Speak Out in Words and Music
Abdurehim Heyit, singer, as portrayed by the anonymous art collective Sulu.ArtCo.
The Uyghurs are a minority group in China who are being persecuted.
Aziz Isa Elkun, exiled Uyghur poet, will read his work. Poetry by other Uyghur poets. Extracts from a major memoir.
Uyghur music by the SOAS Silk Road Collective with singer Rahima Mahmut and Rachel Harris (dutar) – Iskandar Ding (daf, Kashgar, rubab) – Mohanish Jaju (tabla) – Shotaro Sasaki (ud) – Imogen Lefeux (violin)
Open Mic – Bring your short poems to perform in solidarity with the suffering of the Uyghurs.
Host: Jennifer Langer