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Monday 30th September 2019

Kefaya and Elaha Soroor

— Rough Trade Bristol
Live + Signing
time:19:30
price: Headfirst Tickets Headfirst Tickets

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Kefaya and Elaha Soroor will be live in-store at Rough Trade BRISTOL to perform tracks from their new album 'Songs Of Our Mothers', released 27th September on Bella Union.

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This event is FREE ENTRY, with the option to pre-order an album / ticket, and we will have your guaranteed album ready and waiting to collect on the day of this in-store.
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6.30pm | Doors + Album/ Ticket collection

7.30pm | Live full band set

8.15pm | Album signing

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Songs Of Our Mothers is a collection of folk songs traditionally performed by Afghan women, drawing on Elaha's own experience of fleeing Afghanistan and the struggle faced by many other female artists. The US and Western-backed regimes that came to dominate Afghanistan in the latter part of the 20th century created a climate of heightened patriarchal oppression and persecution of women.

“Our first album was very eclectic with multiple different styles and languages. Although there are still many different musical influences on this album, we liked the idea of collaborating with a specific artist and concept and felt Elaha had something very special to offer both artistically and politically,” say Al and Giuliano.

These songs tell stories of joy, pain and resilience, passed from mother to daughter in times of hardship and oppression whilst also celebrating femininity, sensuality and the spirit of resistance. As Elaha says, this album is for “those women around the world whose image has been erased, and whose voice has been forbidden.”

"Songs Of Our Mothers" is out on Bella Union September 27th 2019
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