About Live at B:Eats for Refugee Week: Zirak Hamad

Celebrating Sanctuary's (CSB) Birmingham Refugee Week Festival happens each year in June, celebrating the contribution and resilience of refugees in the UK, and sharing their stories, campaigns and culture. Throughout the week there will be music and arts events across the city.

In the lead up to our Refugee Week Takeover event on Saturday 24th, we are putting on 2 great musicians during the week at B:Eats Cafe in the Foyer at Symphony Hall

Unfortunately our programmed artist Seikou Susso is unable to attend, but do not dismay as we are delighted and honoured to welcome Kurdish musician Zirak Hamad.

Zirak Hamad - is a violinist, drummer and singer who came to the UK in 2002 from Iraqi Kurdistan. A graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts in Iraq, he has a wide range of artistic experience in his home country where he worked as a teacher, festival organiser, broadcaster, television presenter and music critic. During his time in the UK he has worked as a freelance artist delivering Middle Eastern dance and music workshops for schools, community groups and festivals, in the UK and internationally. He performed with eclectic trio Village Well and gypsy/klezmer band Karaj, as well as forming Daholl Kurdish Band. Zirak performs as a solo artist as well as with Daholl, introducing audiences to a range of Middle Eastern music and drumming.

Booking Info

Please note that this is a general admission event and seats are not guaranteed

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Getting here

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