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The World’s Music at Oxford: Aziza Brahim
October 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm£6 – £9
Voiced with deep passion and grace, Aziza Brahim’s music adeptly travels the expanse between her Western Saharan roots and Barcelona, the European cosmopolis where she now lives. Aziza is both a contemporary sonic poet and a prominent and eloquent spokesperson for the Saharawi people and their ongoing struggle for recognition and justice. Born and raised in the Saharawi refugee camps lining the frontier between Algeria and Western Sahara, Aziza’s life has been marked by both daunting hardship and inspired will, having to flee from these camps and the regime of political oppression that followed Morocco’s 1975 invasion of Western Sahara.
Aziza will appear in Oxford presenting her new album, which draws connections between the old Saharawi culture and the influences of the different cultures and countries where she has lived over the years.
The World’s Music at Oxford is a project run at the University of Oxford, which blends research into global musics with live performance. Our concerts are open to all students of the University and members of the general public. Our events showcase renowned performers from the UK and abroad. During the performances, the musicians also explain the characteristics and contexts of the works they perform.
The World’s Music at Oxford is generously supported by St John’s College.
Tickets: £9 General Admissions, £6 Concessions