Spoken word by HUGUETTE CHATTERTON / Music by HASEEB ARSHAD / BROKEN DIAMONDS / JOHNNY VOZA ZOLA
Saturday 25 June / 7.30 p.m. / Strummers, CB2 Bistro, 5–7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Last weekend Cambridge contributed six vehicles, carrying just under thirty people and over three thousand pounds' worth of aid, to the 250-vehicle Convoy to Calais in protest at the treatment of refugees by European governments. (In the event the convoy was refused entry by the French authorities: see the People's Assembly's report.) This weekend the Strummers music club has organized a concert to mark Refugee Week, and to say once again that refugees should be welcome in Britain.
The performers are Huguette Chatterton, whose family fled Algeria for Morocco to escape persecution by the fascist government of occupied France; Haseeb Arshad, presenting the fusion sound of Pakistan; Broken Diamonds, eastern European musicians who perform gypsy music and popular music from around the world; and the djembe player Johnny Voza Zola, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.