Nine international musicians. Fifteen UK acts. Three gigs. One festival. Electronica. Dancehall. Dubstep. Hip Hop. Mbira-playing. Inanga-playing. Folk. Afrobeat. Jazz. Rock. Our world is made up of more than one voice. These are the Voices of the Revolution.
Voices of the Revolution is a unique music collaboration project between international artists from sites of conflict and UK musicians, developed by In Place of War.
In Place of War is a research and action project based at The University of Manchester that works to mobilise, empower and connect artists and creative communities living in sites of war, revolution and conflict. Last year, In Place of War brought a number of outstanding international musicians to Britain to collaborate and perform with UK artists across the uK festival scene, reaching audiences of 14,000 people. As IPOW Co-Director, Ruth Daniel explains:
‘We are delighted to have the opportunity to create this unique collaborative project for the second year. Mobilising artists from sites of conflict and enabling those artists to tell their stories on a global platform is key to the work of In Place of War. This year we have such an incredible selection of artists spanning 9 countries and some unbelievable UK performers. We are expecting amazing things!’