Manchester International Roots Orchestra Edinburgh Festival performances

Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) recently did three knockout performances as part of the prestigious Edinburgh Festival, gaining them excellent audience feedback and a five star review in The Edinburgh Reporter. Speaking about the orchestra, the reporter commented, ‘Music is a language that everyone can understand: the Manchester International Roots Orchestra brings that shared language […]

MIRO to perform at Edinburgh Festival

Manchester International Roots Orchestra (MIRO) will be performing as part of the prestigious Edinburgh Festival this summer. MIRO is a musically diverse orchestra nurturing collaboration between international musicians, including refugees and other culturally diverse backgrounds. They’ll perform at St John’s Church, Princes Street on 1 August 2014. Tickets are available here.

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 […]

Community Arts North West presents ‘Our Choice Their Chance’

Community Arts North West presents Our Choice Their Chance Are you ready to choose or will you leave things to chance? 30 & 31 May 2014  Welcome to the Gallery of Choice – a space where we make the decisions that can affect the course of our lives… Do we give in to peer pressure or […]

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 […]