Music with, for and about refugees and asylum seekers
Displaced Voices is an umbrella initiative that encompasses a constellation of engagement projects and initiatives which bring together school and university students with the professional musicians of OSJ, community members, refugees and asylum seekers through musical participation, and raises awareness about refugee issues in Oxfordshire through artistic expression in orchestral performance.
The first commission from the project has already been performed at a Round Table event at Somerville College; Sadie Harrison’s My Hazara People – a setting of words written by recent Oxford Spires Academy (OSA) graduate, Shukria Reazei (read her poem here). We plan to start sessions from October at OSA and the Faculty of Music at Oxford University in composition and improvisation.
We are thrilled to report that we have the support of both the Derril Allat Foundation and TORCH Oxford.