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29 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The past and present human desire for happiness.
This event is a juxtaposition of emigrant history and human desire to love and belong, in the form of words and music, bringing together the rich multiculturism of the past and present in Ireland. We hear the Jewish and other minorities who settled in Ballybough, ‘the Soho’ of Dublin as it was called. They speak from beyond the grave, giving us an insight into their lives. Their voices will be interspersed with a story of a Russian immigrant who escapes a patronizing Syrian husband to end up in the treacherous yet thrilling embraces of a Lebanese woman lover. Woven through these stories and poems is magical music-to- text composed specifically for the event.
This confluence of music and words will be brought to you by the Dublin-based poet Gerry Mc Donnell, Russian American writer Margarita Meklina and the Galway pianist and improviser Maja Elliott.