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This page will be updated with exclusive videos and some of the collaborative work that has been produced with young musicians during the CoVid restrictions
SOUND OF BELFAST EXCLUSIVE: "LA TIERRA DEL JOROPO"
PERFORMED BY KIRA TOPALIAN & MARIA-LAURA BLANCO TOVER
Supported by the Natali Márquez Foundation
Produced exclusively for Sound of Belfast Festival, a collaborative music & dance video linking Belfast to Arauca, Colombia. The song "La tierra del Joropo" is performed by Kira Topalian & Maria-Laura Blanco Tover. Video edited by Finnbarr Richman. Kira Topalian is a musician and visual artist originally from Connecticut who moved to Belfast to study Conflict Transformation and Social Justice. Maria-Laura Blanco Tover is a musician and Joropo dance teacher living in Arauca who has been invited onto the Natali Márquez Foundation programme. The Foundation aims to support young women in Northern Ireland & Colombia to assist them to develop and use their creative skills as young activist leaders, defenders of human rights, and agents of social change.The Foundation was established by Natali's sister Ingrid and members of Beyond Skin, Escuelas de Paz and Brehon Advisory. www.beyondskin.net/natali-marquez-foundation
"MY BELFAST LOVE"
PERFORMED BY CARA MONAGHAN & LUNA ABU NASSAR
Song written by Finbar Magee
"HERE ME OUT"
WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY KAJA LEWANDOWSKI
Written and performed by Finnbarr Richman.
Filmed & Edited by George Rice.
Music mixed by Raphael Frank & Finnbarr Richman.
This video features music produced through a series of online Peace & Beats workshops with young people facilitated by London based music producer Raphael Frank & champion beatboxer Julius Mitchell (Sri Lanka). The video was a direct creative outcome of the project. The project is part of Belfast City Council’s PEACE IV Plan, which is financed through the European Union and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)
PERFORMED BY AODH, SARA, FINN (N. Ireland) & AMI (Philadelphia)
Song written by Ami Yares
WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY KACPER LEWANDOWSKI
"MUSIC IS THE DIALOGUE AND WE START TOGETHER"
A fly on the wall documentary capturing a day at Start Together Studios Belfast with members of #ArtsDialogue
Filmed & Produced by 3FortyFive Films.
Supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland & Community Relations Council.
Featuring young musicians in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan
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