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Rafiki Jazz
Declaration Kriol

NCEM, York
Friday 18 October 7:30pm

Adults £12.00 | Concessions £10.00 | Students £5.00

Please note that online booking for this event is no longer available. 
Tickets can be purchased by phone on 01904 658338 or on the door from one hour before the performance.

Promising an extravagant blitz of dancing crosscontinental world music wizardry, this project brings an expanded Rafiki Jazz ensemble, presenting an inspired collaborative show where global folk heritage traditions come up against the digital domain and our own very British babble of migrated languages. With reworked multilanguage texts from the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights delivered by singers and rappers, joined by a unique vocalist singing a new digitally created Kriol (creole) language, Rafiki Jazz return to the NCEM to showcase vibrant new music from their new album.

'In other hands, this combination might seem dangerous, even toxic, but Rafiki Jazz pull it off beautifully, making sweet sounds with a beautiful fusion twist' BBC R3 Stage WOMAD

Rafiki Jazz & Friends - Bakora @ Musicport 2012 from Konimusic Ltd on Vimeo.

Declaration Kriol welcomes support from STAR (Student Action for Refugees) University of York for this concert.

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