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Play for Progress presents: Allies In Arts for Refugee Week

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Djanan Turan, poplar union, play for progress, allies in arts, refugee week, east London, live music, culture, arts, community

Play for Progress present a night of music from their Allies In Arts project, raising funds and awareness of their continuing support of young refugee musicians.


Djanan Turan

Pop doesn’t come more captivating or more accomplished than in the hands, mind, voice and spirit of Djanan Turan and her beloved fellow musicians. Welcome to the wonder world of Djanan’s infectious synth riffs, a world-beat wave of contrasting sounds collected from Europe, the Balkans, Mediterranean. For this special occasion, she will be sharing some of her newest songs with a cosy acoustic set, as well as some Turkish folk tunes, before expanding into the realms of psyche rock and funk-inflected grooves with a Turkish twist to finish the night.

Alice Mary Jelaska

An otherworldly singer and composer with an ethereal voice and nostalgic influences from the vintage jazz and folk scenes that she frequents. Flitting between playful tales and wistful lyrics, her water-like vocals cascade serenely over eerie melodic lines and off-the-wall harmonies.

Alice Phelps

Fred De Mercedes

Fred de Mercedes captures the traditional folk from Castilian lands and combine it with psychedelic nods. The lyrics depict themes from the mountain, ancient perspectives and the chaotic reverences of the universe.

About Play for Progress

Play for Progress (PFP) is a London-based charity that delivers therapeutic and educational music programmes for young people impacted by conflict, to help them engage with, learn through, and explore their capabilities in music.

Their weekly music programme for unaccompanied minor refugees and asylum seekers guarantees that these vulnerable young people can rely on a close-knit community of allies who use music as a tool for social change, self-expression, team building, and personal development. Every student enrolled in our programme is given access to a curriculum of music workshops, instrumental lessons, performance opportunities, and group outings.

All proceeds from this event will go towards Play for Progress and their ongoing work with refugees. You can donate before the event via their Just Giving page.

Find out more about the work they do here.

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Sat 23 June 7pm-9pm

£5 / £3 conc.
Age range: 14+

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