Kokoriko

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. www.myspace.com/kokorikospace

Heritage Survival

Heritage Survival is a group of talented musicians from Zimbabwe who have relocated to Manchester. The band plays roots, afro-jazz, reggae and world music, fusing guitars and mbira (thumb piano), a traditional Zimbabwean instrument. They have performed in a number of prestigious venues around the UK including Chorlton Arts Festival 2009, Ocean in London, Manchester […]

Beating Wing Orchestra

Formed in Manchester from musicians of refugee and other migrant backgrounds coming from countries as diverse as Kurdistan and Cameroon, Bangladesh and Brazil, Beating Wing Orchestra speaks a global music vocabulary, forging new connections between the city’s rich mix of communities. Beating Wing was set up by Community Arts North West as part of the […]

Asian Music Talent

Asian Music Talent is a bank of talented artists who perform Asian classical music such as the Ghazal and modern fast beat Asian music like Bhangra. The group includes singer and instrumentalist Kashif Ali and Ateeq who coordinates education activities. Asian Music Talent are passionate about sharing their knowledge and abilities with communities across Manchester. […]

Danto Aiyya

Danto is a Bolton-based, Tuareg musician & singer. He plays electric and acoustic guitar in a style some call ‘Desert Blues’. I compose songs and sing in my people’s language – Tamasheq. He performs solo or with his small band. He has played and sung at the Exodus Festival, Wigan One World Festival, Musicport Festival, […]

Dora Cruz

Dora works professionally as an artist and workshop leader in dance, drama and music. She works with various community groups, universities, schools and organisations delivering workshops with the aim of exploring cultural diversity. As an artist She’s worked with CAN at Exodus Festival and more recently for Manchester Day Parade 2011 as a choreographer. She’s […]

Busha Productions

Busha Productions specialises in music and video production in the creative arts, documentary and education sectors. The company has been around since 2001 and in that time its client base has included the BBC, Band on the Wall, Arts Council England, Z-Arts, BangDrum, Passenger Records and more recently, Manchester Camerata. Links: www.bushaproductions.com YouTube Twitter 07595 […]

Ajah UK

No BLING or BENZ, no GANGSTERS or GUNS just RHYTHM and RHYME and HEART stopping BEATS. SPIT it OUT!!! Manchester-based – UK-born – alternative Hip Hop band, Ajah fuse sounds from different genres of music such as reggae, funk and rock to create a dynamic variety of different flavours and tastes, detonating the stage with […]

Aidan Jolly

Artforms: Music, Multimedia, Performance, Digital Arts, Oral History, Community Plays Sectors: Any, with specialisms in Refugee and Migrant arts, Older People, Mental Health I am a musician, songwriter/composer and multimedia artist, taking inspiration from world wide cultural movements, and the history, identity and undocumented stories of particular communities and environments. I am involved in touring, […]

Michelle Udogu

Michelle Udogu is an artist and coordinator of youth arts events, programs and festivals across the UK. She has varied experience of arts delivery and is passionate about forging artistic links nationally and internationally. Michelle has been a singer songwriter for over 10 years and has the ability to combine many genres and styles of […]