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Songs of Exile and Love

24th November 2019 @ 4:00 pm

A unique recital of music and song celebrating the cuture and diversity of refugees throughout history and from around  the world.

Julia Katarina is a classically trained mezzo-soprano and cellist and founder of UNITY MUSIC. Over the past ten years she has travelled extensively singing in refugee camps all over the world, touching people in exile with the comfort of songs from their homelands.

A specialist in Arabic music, Julia will share songs from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, accompanying herself on Oud. She will be joined by Saara Hasan sharing songs from Turkey, Afghanistan, Bosnia and the Jewish diaspora.

Julia and Saara will perform alongside the Avazaad Fusion Ensemble, a unique collaboration formed by Eliorah Goodman on flute and Atafeh Einoli on santur. Classically trained in Tehran and London, Eliorah and Atafeh will also share some of their instrumental duets, interweaving themes and harmonies from both Jewish and Iranian music traditions.

£10.00 on the door to support Unity Music’s work with refugees.


24th November 2019
4:00 pm


St Peter’s Church, Hammersmith
Black Lion Ln
London, W6 9BE United Kingdom