Diaspora

Diaspora Music PerformanceFrom the Diaspora to a Place in the Heart" was concieved through a mix of creative curiosity, passion for human rights issues and serendipity. Susan had begun playing with video and image programmes and wanted to test-run them with musical accompaniment. We found that the semi-improvisational nature of our performance (locally referred to as "winging it") suited this genre really well; "Silkweed" was born!

"Diaspora" is an attempt to understand the reality of leaving your whole world behind, often unwillingly "in an inkling of history". The song also acknowledges the power of story, both personal and cultural.

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