Lisapo performance on CAN website

Watch the Lisapo performance in our two fantastic videos. Lisapo – The Congolese Tales is a live musical oratory featuring song, spoken word, narration, moving image and community. It tells the powerful story of the Congolese migration to Britain as a result of the destabilisation of their country and consequent civil war. The event took […]

Lisapo oral history recording extracts

CAN has uploaded a series of extracts from oral history interviews recorded with members of the Congolese community. 29 interviews took place in total, which now form a permanent public archive to preserve the untold stories of the Congolese community living in Greater Manchester. The full-length interviews can be accessed through the North West Sound […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lisapo

Lisapo – The Congolese Tales is a direct development of Community Arts North West’s Exodus Refugee Arts Programme and is the company’s first project that aims to create an oral histories record for the region’s archives. We have been able to build on this programme for the future by creating archiving projects with other refugee […]

VACANCY: Congolese Oral Histories Living Histories project

Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, we’re seeking an experienced & dynamic Project Manager for our new Congolese Oral Histories Living Histories project. Salary: £25,000 p.a. pro rata Part-time 2.5 days per week 16-month contract from Apr 2013 – Jun 2014 Deadline for applications: Mon 4 Feb 2013, midday (CVs only will […]

Heritage Lottery Fund success for Congolese Living Histories!

CAN has received a huge boost because we have successfully accessed a large-scale grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding will support an oral histories project with the Congolese community who have been migrating to Britain since the late 1980s as a result of the destabilisation of the country and consequent civil war. In […]