Festivalcast – Waterloo Festival Podcast
Episode 7: World Refugee Day
In this epispode, Euchar Gravina, Artistic Director of Waterloo Festival speaks to John Speyer, Director of Music in Detention, talk about the creative work carried out in detention centres with refugees, the questions and challenges of this context as well as the connections built between those inside and outside the detention centres through the creative power of music.
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Listen again to the two tracks, and lots more:
Background information on immigration detention
‘Don’t Throw My Love Away’ (not Life!).
Credits: detainees at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre, workshops led by Shammi Pithia, project delivered for MID by Music for Change, 2017
‘Put Me Back Together Again’
Credits: students at the Harbour School, Cosham, Portsmouth and detainees at Haslar Immigration Removal Centre, workshops led by Simon Paylor for Music In Detention, 2015