Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX

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