** The Albany Theatre, Deptford 14/10/17. Special guests include Lord Alfred ‘Alfie’ Dubs, Siana Bangura and six other Sierra Leonean musicians **
A special event of music and inspiration held in support of the flood victims of Sierra Leone in conjunction with Street Child. Sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s
Street Child are one of the few transparent charities currently on the ground in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, deploying much needed aid to the flood victims. Street Child currently deliver survival essentials such as food and drinking water but vastly greater funds are needed to provide housing for homeless families.
The event, headlined by Yasmin Kadi (a chart-topping artist and refugee of Freetown) includes six Sierra Leonean artists’ performances and guest speakers Lord Alfred ‘Alfie’ Dubs (House of Lords) and Siana Bangura (published writer and poet of Sierra Leonean descent). As Ben & Jerry’s is the main sponsor, arrive hungry for ice cream!
Yasmin Kadi: Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Yasmin was forced to flee to the UK with her family at a very young age, after her family home was attacked during the Sierra Leone blood diamond conflict. Since Yasmin Kadi's debut single Earthquake charted at #1 on iTunes Ireland, she has performed alongside Paloma Faith at London's 02 Forum, headlined the Women of the World festival in 2016 at the Southbank, toured with MOBO Award winning Hip Hop veteran Roots Manuva and appeared in music videos for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne. Yasmin was the face and voice of Channel 4’s ‘All 4’ campaign alongside Alan Carr and John Snow and is currently starring alongside Usain Bolt in the new Virgin Media Campaign “This is Virgin Fiber”. She is even one of the lead performers in the latest Guitar Hero game! Her last single Go Down Low feat Moelogo was supported by the likes of SB:TV, Capital Xtra, Kiss Fresh, BBC Arts Hour, BBC Africa and BBC World Service. Earlier this summer, she released her crowdfunded single No Drama produced by SOS (Ariana Grande, Emeli Sande, Stormzy, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah), which received a very positive feedback.