Exiled Lit Cafe – Let My Dreams Laugh
Exiled Lit Cafe presents: Let My Dreams Laugh The Uyghurs Speak Out in Words and Music
7pm Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX (tube Covent Garden or Leicester Square)
The Uyghurs are a minority group in China who are being persecuted. Aziz Isa Elkun, exiled Uyghur poet, will read from his work. Hear poetry by other Uyghurs and extracts from a major memoir.
Uyghur music by the SOAS Silk Road Collective with singer Rahima Mahmut and Rachel Harris (dutar) – Iskander 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 Uyghur people.
Host: Jennifer Langer £5 entry/£3 EWI 2019 members and asylum seekers
Image: Abdurehim Heyit, singer, as portrayed by the anonymous art collective Sulu.ArtCo