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Music & Migration Tour 2017

In April 2017 we toured around central London, Croydon and Brighton during the Easter bank holiday! 

Thursday 13 AprilBrighton

 British Airways i360
Pavilion Gardens
Brighthelm Centre
 The Haunt Brighton – opening act for ‘Ephemerals’
Friday 14 April: Croydon & Merton

 Croydon Shopping Precinct
Boxpark Croydon
New Addington Market
 Morden Park Bandstand
Saturday 15 April: London

Salvation Army Deptford: Easter Festival
Greenwich Market
 Tall Ships Festival: Woolwich Arsenal
 Hackney Showroom  – orchestral club night hosted by Nonclassical with special guests and DJs including Gabriel Prokofiev. 
Sunday 16 April: London

 Wiilliam Temple Church, Abbey Wood
 London Bridge Station
 Akwaaba Refugee Centre

The theme of the tour was Music & Migration: all the works we performed were written by refugee and migrant composers – from Handel to Kurt Weill and Bartók to The Fugees – including a UK premiere by Aftab Darvishi, an Iranian composer.

We were very excited to welcome Jean Paul Samputu, a Rwandan refugee and one of the world’s most prominent African artists, as our vocal soloist. 

On Saturday April 15 we performed at Hackney Showroom as part of Nonclassical’s infamous classical club-night, fusing live contemporary classical music with electronic beats.







Romanian dances 

Candide overture 

In the Steppes of Central Asia

Symphony No. 9, 1st movement

Symphony No. 104, 4th movement

Can Can

Violin Concerto No. 2, 2nd movement


Petite Fleur

Anitra’s Dance

Geographical Fugue

Dance of the tumblers

Migrant Medley

Maghreb mix


Karibu Mungu

Mundeke Nyirimbire


Gone till November

Smack Dab in the middle

Roof Garden

Coconut Woman


Freya Waley-Cohen

Aftab Darvishi    


J.S. Bach/A. Webern    

Béla Bartók 

Leonard Bernstein  

Alexander Borodin  

Antonín Dvorák  

Joseph Haydn

Jacques Offenbach  

Sergei Prokofiev  


Sidney Bechet (arr. Konrad Koselleck)    

Edvard Grieg (arr. Nestico/Rubingh)

Ernst Toch  

Kurt Weill (arr. Marc Kaptijn)

Var. Composers (arr. de Gruchy-Lambert)

Var. Composers (arr. Marijn van Prooijen)

With Jean Paul Samputu

arr. Marijn van Prooijen

arr. Lewis Wright

arr. Nicolas Kent

Wycleff Jean (arr. Declan Seachoy)

Jesse Stone (arr. Martin Fondse)

Al Jarreau (arr. Geert Rubingh)

Harry Belafonte (arr. Marco C. de Bruijn)