by sarahb last modified 09:58 17/09/2018

Roxana Vilk

by sarahb last modified 09:58 17/09/2018
Roxana Vilk

Roxana Vilk performing at TradFest photo credit Colin Hattersley

AZADI by Roxana Vilk photo credit Ian Jacobs

"If I can't go back to Iran I can use my voice even more now with the communities around me to talk about the really uncomforable things that come from migration, identity and racism".

Roxana is a British-Iranian artist with a background in physical theatre, film and music. Working in post-war situations she explores themes of migration, movement of people and homeland. Through her work teaching English to refugee women at the Malcolm X Centre and attending a drop-in for international parents at her son's school she had the idea of using lullabies to bring together communities. During her residency Roxana will collect, record and share lullabies, from the many communities and cultures around Trinity,  as a starting point for a new piece of collaborative performance that explores heritage,migration and identity.

We loved how she described her project:

“At night, I like to imagine all the songs in different languages being sung by parents in my neighbourhood, to help send their children to sleep. I have been singing Iranian songs to my boys as lullabies, since they were babies, and it is the one moment of the day when I feel this strong invisible thread connecting me back to my motherland and passing that heritage on to my children”

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