A triple-bill of brilliant live acts come together for this mini-festival presented in partnership with Manchester’s new celebration of Islamic art and culture. There’ll be sets from:

  • Abi Sampa with Rushil & Amrit Singh – Sampa is an extraordinary vocalist (as seen on The Voice) and veena player whose singular mix of western popular music, devotional song and Indian classical music is inspiring a generation of young British Asian artists.
  • Sona Jobarteh – A Gambian singer and master of the kora, the 21-stringed African harp – and the first female kora virtuoso in the unique centuries-old African griot tradition, which brings together music, storytelling and oral history.
  • Muneera Pilgrim – A poet, artist and co-founder of female Muslim spoken word duo Poetic Pilgrimage, who’ll be both performing at and hosting the evening

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Manchester International Festival:

Emma Robertson, Head of Press and PR, +44 (0)7813 521104, emma.robertson@mif.co.uk

Jamie-leigh Hargreaves, Senior Press Officer, +44 (0)7534 492118, jamieleigh.hargreaves@mif.co.uk

Oscar Lister, Press Officer, +44 (0)7494 688523, oscar.lister@mif.co.uk