Once again an all-female line-up of singers, DJs, spoken word and other Bristol-based artists take to the stage with Sisters With Voices II. In honour of the sisterhood, this event is presented by the award-winning Ujima Radio, in partnership with St George’s.
Sisters With Voices II begins at 6.30pm, with the main acts on stage from 7.30pm, on Sunday 20 May. It celebrates women of past and present through the theme of ‘African Queens’.
This year ‘RISE Women’, Sandra Gordon and Lynn Mareno are producing the event, which also commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the women’s right to vote, highlighting untold stories of activism.
Sisters With Voices II, a Ujima Radio Heritage Event, includes:
• A stellar musical line up with a reggae and soul fusion from Empress Talibah and Nia Bimkubwa, performances from Ngaio Anyia and Studio 7’s Farai, Kim Samuel’s Gospel Choir plus African drumming from Angie Anderson
• A theatrical performance celebrating Rosa Parks, the ‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement’, performed by the next Lord Mayor of Bristol Cllr Cleo Lake
• A short film ‘Daughters of Igbo’ by acclaimed artist-activist Ros Martin, on the rights of passage during slavery and through the eyes of an African mother
• Acclaimed spoken word artists Jenny Davis and Folulke Adebisi
• DJ Sandra Green in the crypt
• A photographic tribute to African Queens by Christelle Pellecuer
• And we celebrate the Windrush Generation with the Malcolm X elders group
Sisters With Voices II brings an evening of powerful creative talent from the African diaspora to inspire and lift the soul through art and heritage.
Supported by Arts Council England.
Presented in association with Ujima Radio