Folk of the World – Native Sun & Everyday People
Round Chapel, 1D Glenarm Rd, Clapton, London E5 0LY
Folk of the World celebrates the beauty, richness and diversity of music from refugee cultures and raises awareness of the challenges refugees and asylum seekers face in the UK.
Native Sun is a London based band consisting of bilingual rapper and refugee Mohammed Yahya, born in Mozambique, South East Africa and singer-song writer Sarina Leah born in London with Caribbean roots.
Joining forces in 2010 Native Sun was born fusing Hip Hop and African rhythms with the aim of promoting a positive message of Universal Peace, Equality, Social Justice and Environmental Change.
Both artists over the years have received a great deal of publicity through collaborations on a variety of compilation CDs, Albums, International Tours across Europe, Africa and U.S, features of on a wide range of publications as well as TV appearances from UK based TV Channels such as BBC and ITV to Channels across Europe.
Now together, Native Sun’s sweet melodies fuse addictive head bouncing Hip Hop undertones, conscious bilingual lyrics and catchy hooks perfect for a climate in need of an uplifting message.
Mohammed Yahya is a creative facilitator with Music Action International and uses his passion and talent to create new music with children and young refugees, inspiring the next generation.
Supported by young refugees & artists creating music with Music Action International
Music Action International’s programme Everyday People supports young people newly arrived from conflict areas in partnership with the British Red Cross. Teenage refugees often arrive in the UK alone, without any family or friends, having survived armed conflict and endured a horrific and dangerous journey to get here. Therapeutic, creative music sessions provide relief from daily stresses caused by traumatic experiences, and create new friendships between young people.
The night will also feature delicious food cooked by Refugee cooks. The aim is to celebrate all things delicious brought to our tables by all cultures so do come hungry! Tea and coffee served by Haven Coffee – coffee with a conscience, run by refugees, supporting refugees.