The group Refugees for Refugees, which brings together musicians from conflict-ridden regions who have found refuge in Belgium, will perform in May in Lisbon and in Évora, the promoter revealed.
On May 28th, the project will be presented at the Teatro da Trindade in Lisbon, as part of a cycle dedicated to world music, and on the 29th will be at Teatro Garcia de Resende, in Évora.
The two dates are part of a European tour that Refugees for Refugees begins on Saturday in Brussels because of an album they recorded together, ‘Amina’, which has just been released.
The group was born in 2015 and brings together musicians refugees from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tibet who have found support and support in Belgium.
“They have gathered a diverse musical heritage with the intention of creating a unique repertoire, creating bridges between the cultures of each one and promoting a message of hope and resilience,” reads the official page of the project.
‘Amina’ is the result of two years of creative work by the musicians and means a new chapter in the history of the collective, combining Pakistani spiritual singing, Tibetan mantras, ragas and oriental percussions: “It represents reconstruction, renewing energy that was needed to mark a new course “.
Among the Refugees for Refugees are professional musicians Asad Qizilbash (Pakistan), Aren Dolma (Tibet), Fakher Madallal (Syria), Kelsang Hula (Tibet), Mohammad Aman Yusufi (Afghanistan), Simon Leleux (Belgium), Souhad Najem ), Tammam Al Ramadan (Syria), Tarek Alsayed Yahya (Syria) and Tristan Driessens (Belgium).