#PAC75: Voices For Freedom
Artists are the gate keepers of truth. We are civilisation's radical voice
- Paul Robeson
Thursday 15th October
The Voices for Freedom poetry event is part of a programme honouring the 75th anniversary of the Pan-African Congress 1945 that happened in Manchester - on the site of the new Arts & Humanities building, when it was still Chorlton-on-Medlock Town Hall.
Readings of original and existing work presented by family members of the Manchester based Pan African Congress 1945 delegates. A fusion of oral history, dance, acapella and poetry, with extracts from writers including W.E.B Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Merle Collins and SuAndi. The screening includes two new commissioned pieces by Ronald Samm, tenor, and by Kevin.E.Turner, Company Chameleon, with musical score by Kevin Davy.
Voices for Freedom has been curated by Manchester poet SuAndi of Black Arts Alliance and developed in collaboration with Manchester Poetry Library.