Culture Night 2019 Ireland Says Welcome @ Comhlámh

“Following the great success of the human library and music from Kaleidoscope Collective at Culture Night last year we are delighted to announce our entertainment for Culture Night 2019! We look forward to welcoming both return visitors and new faces to Culture Night at Comhlamh, Parliament St, Dublin 2 on Friday, September 20th from 7pm

Through Abdullah’s Eyes – Screening and Q&A

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Abdullah al Jabber to Culture Night. We will be screening the documentary Through Abdullah’s Eyes and enjoying a fireside chat with Abdullah, now living and studying in Dublin. Through Abdullah’s Eyes chronicles Abdullah’s journey from Turkey to Greece and the conditions of the refugee camps in which he and many others lived. We witness the struggle of maintaining dignity and hope. We witness the refugee crisis, through Abdullah’s eyes.

Journey of Life – Piano Performance

Cherinet Ayele Dalebo is a virtuoso pianist and talented composer from Ethiopia. He will be performing his own compositions under the title “Journey of life” about his experience traveling from Ethiopia to Ireland.

Christie Kandiwa – Spoken Word

Christie Kandiwa is a 21-year-old marketing student and copywriter. She is also a poet and singer-songwriter. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Ireland, her work is influenced by blending her Zimbabwean cultural heritage and her Irish upbringing. You can find her work in Seventh Wave and Unapologetic. Her poems intertwine East-African myth and local languages and forms and aim to empower other young people to embrace and celebrate their cultural heritage within our urban environment.

And Special Guests to be introduced on the night!

The wonderful Maisa Al-Hariri and friends will be providing lovely traditional Syrian food for you to try.

Come join us at this FREE event to learn about people’s journeys, the work of Ireland Says Welcome & Comhlamh and celebrate different cultures.

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