Concert to celebrate Uyghur music and culture

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Concert to celebrate Uyghur music and culture

'We would love as many of our Jewish brothers and sisters to come as possible' said organiser and campaigner, Rahima Mahmut

Jenni Frazer is a freelance journalist

Rahima Mahmut
Rahima Mahmut

An opportunity to support the Uyghur people of northern China by enjoying their music and culture is taking place this Saturday evening — November 27 — in central London.

Rahima Mahmut is not only the UK director of the World Uyghur Congress but also a talented singer and entertainer. On Saturday night — with timing adjusted particularly so that Jewish supporters can attend after Shabbat — she will be appearing in concert with her band, the SOAS Silk Road Collective. Renowned Uzbek musician Abbos Kosimov will also be performing

Rahima said: “This is our first UK concert since the pandemic. I see my performances as very much a part of my activism, and a means of raising awareness about the Uyghur culture.

“We would love as many of our Jewish brothers and sisters to come as possible”.

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