A poet, singer and keyboard player might not seem the most obvious target of political persecution, but the three professional performers who are to appear at the University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre have had to flee their native country for that very reason.
The dissident artists from Iran will be giving an exclusive live performance at the Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, on Wednesday 27 June, 12.45 to 1.45 pm, presenting a powerful programme of poetry and song giving a unique insight into the ancient cultural traditions of Iran that have been suppressed under the revolutionary regime since 1979.
Everyone with an interest in world music or literature, Middle Eastern culture, or simply the rich output of Britain's growing community of artists in exile is encouraged to come along to what will be a stirring and thought-provoking event.
Free to the public, the event forms part of Leicester City Libraries' contribution to National Refugee Week, "Divided Lives". Lunchtime snaks from east to west will be on sale from 12.15 pm.
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