Exodus Live Special
8 July 2007
Manchester Academy, Manchester
The Beating Wing Orchestra performed with Amadou & Mariam at MIF09
This special edition of Exodus Live, one of the liveliest and most invigorating band nights in the region, included Paradise in Strangers, a brand new work from Palestinian singer and musician Reem Kelani. Part of MIF07’s Slavery in Our Time strand, the evening also featured the first ever performance by the Beating Wing Orchestra, a Manchester-based ensemble made up of musicians from diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
‘The achievement of Reem Kelani’s stunning work Paradise in Strangers is to penetrate superficial differences to reveal deeper human truths’ Metro
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.