2020

Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX

Let My Dreams Laugh

The Uyghurs Speak Out in Words and Music

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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