ONE NIGHT ONLY! Web broadcast of Lisapo performance

Watch the Lisapo web broadcast live from Band on the Wall, Saturday 28 June at 7pm With live chat in English and French LISAPO – The Congolese Tales tells the powerful story of Congolese migration to Britain through music oratory; featuring song, spoken word, moving image, theatre and dance. This special performance has been created […]

Kamosi coverage on Gypsy Chronicles

KÁMOŠI has had another fantastic mention on  The Gypsy Chronicles website this week. Read it here

Film of Kamosi and KAL performance

Young Roma rappers from Kámoši youth group in Leigh performed with internationally-acclaimed Serbian Roma Band, KAL at Manchester Academy 3 on 6 Nov 2013. Kámoši, meaning ‘friend’ in Slovak, includes Slovakian, Czech Republic and Roma-heritage young people & their friends – this being the first time that they’d perform at such a high-profile gig.

The Voices of the Volunteers: Lisapo podcast

This is Lisapo‘s first podcast with the project volunteers, talking about the making of Lisapo – A Congolese oral history archival & performance project supported by Community Arts North West.

Lisapo workshop videos

For the past 6 weeks, CAN’s media team have been busy documenting the Lisapo workshops. We’ve uploaded them as a playlist to YouTube and have embedded them here to share the process building up to the live performance in June. If you want to watch individual films, just click on the PLAYLIST drop-down on the […]

Donate to CAN!

We receive regular funding from Arts Council England and Manchester City Council but we need to raise additional funding every year to develop our programmes of work with excluded communities. We gratefully receive any donations, large or small, via Everyclick – you can click on the link to donate. You can even donate to CAN simply […]

Platforma Festival 2013 Live Music Night video highlights

We’ve just uploaded the video highlights from the Platforma Festival 2013 Live Music Night featuring, amongst others, Manchester International Roots Orchestra, Crossings Band, plus Katy Carr and The Aviators. Platforma Festival 2013 brought artists, performers, academics, organisations and funders from across the UK and around the world together to showcase work, share practice and discuss […]

Platforma Festival 2013 video highlights

Platforma Festival 2013 brought artists, performers, academics, organisations and funders from across the UK and around the world together to showcase work, share practice and discuss aspects of the arts by and about refugees. The Festival ran from 31 October to 1 November and was produced by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with CAN and the […]

Kámoši event is news in Bolton

Young Leigh-based Roma rappers Kámoši performed with internationally-acclaimed Serbian Roma Band, Kal on 6 Nov 2013 at Manchester Academy 3. The event received a positive write up on the Bolton News website

Calling artists of all genres!

CAN is recruiting participants to create a Congolese heritage-inspired music narrative called Lisapo – The Congolese Tales in 2014. Lisapo – the Congolese Tales is a unique oral histories project which aims to record, preserve and share the untold stories of people originally from DR Congo, who have been migrating to Britain since the late […]