See CAN co-commissioned performance and music at PUSH 2021 festival this autumn

Connect with the world through two specially commissioned performance and music pieces.

1 October 2021

We’re very excited by the line-up for this year’s PUSH festival at HOME, which celebrates the North West’s creative talents.

PUSH 2021 features artists with a long association with CAN including Emmanuel Bajiiji and Remi Adefeyisan, and two co-commissions that were developed as part of the 2021 Horizons Festival.

On Wednesday 27 October, Brouhaha sees Sherko Abbas revisit his When the Wild Instruments Sing performances with fellow Iraqi artist Kani Kamil. Featuring newly built handmade instruments, Brouhaha reflects social agitation and displacement, through works focused on noise, sound, and the matter of listening, by two Iraqi artists living in the diaspora.

This event is followed by a Q&A with Sherko Abbas and Kani Kamil with Dr Louis Brehony, a scholar of Middle East culture and politics. Find out more here

Join musician and storyteller, Emmanuela Yogolelo for the family-friendly Tales from the Congo Basin, which combines music and storytelling to explore climate justice from a Central African perspective on Friday 29 October.

The event features a discussion with artist-activist Kooj Chuhan of Crossing Footprints about the ways in which colonialism, conflict, race, and migration connect with climate change. Discover more here



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