Amani Creatives

  Amani Creatives is a dynamic collective of professional and emerging African musicians. CAN is currently partnering with Amani Creatives to provide mentoring support for their Amani Stages programme; a professional platform of bespoke contemporary African arts and cultural stages, to be held at events and festivals throughout the North West during summer 2018. This […]

Martin Visceral

Martin Visceral is a Manchester-based theatre practitioner, poet, MC & music producer. He aims to bring these art forms together to create work that is challenging, poetic, funny and poignant. His work has been performed on many diverse platforms, from BBC Radio 4 to Cbeebies, from sheltered accommodations to prisons, and many theatres and festivals […]

Ellie Sherwood

After completing my degree in music at The University of Manchester in 2014, I was awarded a scholarship to study ethnomusicology at master’s level at the same institution. I discovered my love of ethnomusicology through the performance of klezmer music, which I started in 2012. Since then, I have become increasingly interested in musical traditions […]

MIRO to perform at the Littleborough Arts Festival

Manchester International Roots Orchestra fans will be pleased to hear that the orchestra will be doing a summer gig as part of the Littleborough Arts Festival near Rochdale. The gig will take place on Thursday 27th August at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Framework, 30a Hare Hill Road, […]

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.

Saquib Choudhury

Saquib is a rapper/poet/beat boxer and facilitator living in Manchester. He is LyriCalligraphy of the hip hop group Ape Cult and poetry collective Inna Voice, a Manchester-based collective of poets, MC’s, singers, beatboxers, producers and visual artists, who have produced an album. He has featured on BBC Radio Lancashire’s show Desi Nation, and is one of the […]

Calling musicians! International Beat Jam Orchestra

The International Beat Jam Orchestra is a unique, new, musically diverse orchestra comprising musicians from Greater Manchester’s refugee & other diverse communities and RNCM students. We’re looking for musicians, singers and MCs of all styles and genres who are proficient and who want to collaborate with others. The aim of the orchestra is to create […]

CAN seeks Music and Theatre Directors!

CAN  is currently recruiting for the following freelance positions: Music Director Theatre Director / Facilitator Please visit our Opportunities web page for further details and to download the application packs.

Kurdistan Arts and Culture

Kurdistan Art and Culture (KAC) are a highly ambitious group of Kurdish artists that include visual artists, musicians, dancers, writers and film makers. The musicians and dancers have performed several times at the Exodus Festival, Exodus Live and across the North West. Their films show an insight into Kurdish culture and have been highly received […]


Kokoriko plays jazz and Latin standards in an original style, fusing British and African sounds. It was formed by Cameroonian pianist and composer Serge Tebu working together with musicians from the UK & Africa. The band has performed at festivals and events across the North West and they also run workshops.