ABAIR: Garvey's Ghost

ABAIR: Garvey's Ghost

Friday, 15 March 2024, 8.30pm

GARVEY’S GHOST is an evening of folk music, poetry and discussion exploring the complicated history of Black-Irish solidarity from Frederick Douglass to the Civil Rights Movement. Taking inspiration from Marcus Garvey, the Harlem-based Civil Rights activist who became enamoured with the 1916 Rising, the event journeys through the music, words and social history of two peoples and examines the deep cultural links between them.

Presented by Emma Dabiri and featuring:
Bernadette Devlin McAliskey
Cedric Watson (USA)
Niamh Bury
Dagogo Hart
Prof. Christine Kinealy
Leni Sloan (USA)
and Macdara Yeates

Friday, March 15th, 8.30pm
TU Conservatoire, East Quad, Grangegorman

Book now @ https://stpatricksfestival.ie/events/abair-garveys-ghost

ABAIR is an annual oral traditions programme taking place as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival which explores the Irish traditions of storytelling, song, and oral history and traces their links around the world. Curated by traditional singer Macdara Yeates, and now in it's 6th year, the multi-format programme offers a wide array of concerts, pop-ups and storytelling sessions that examine the relationship between the sung and spoken word in Ireland and abroad (the Irish word ‘Abair’ translates roughly as both ‘to say’ and ‘to sing’).

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland

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Published by Macdara Yeates on 15 February 2024

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