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Making Music - Connecting Communities

Musician and activist Ezé will join us in Durham from 18 October – 8 November 2023 

Access the Ezé in Concert Booklet.

With Making Music – Connecting Communities we invite all people from Durham and beyond to make music together, listen, ask, dance, share, and enjoy this experience together.  

Be curious, open and encounter different ways of working together! Everybody is welcome to join! 

We aim at fostering connections between the local communities and the university and bring people together through music. Making Music – Connecting Communities is about communication beyond borders, about the people and the ‘togetherness’.   

We invite you to engage with Ezé’s creativity and passion for music and activism. Have a look and join us at our public events. 

In Durham, Ezé will be living in University College (Castle) and working alongside students and staff.  

We engage students from a variety of areas to actively participate in the project.  

During his stay, Ezé will rehearse with DUPO (Durham Palatinate Orchestra) to come on stage together at Castle. We are excited to hear Ezé and DUPO play together and express our thanks to Aysha Kojima, a dedicated and passionate music student, who is writing the Orchestra Arrangement for DUPO based on Ezé’s song ‘Abendland’ - which will premiere on 4th November 2023 at their concert in Castle. The song will be recorded together for public release. Thanks to Collingwood College who will let us use their new Mark Hillary Music Studios for this.    

In the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Ezé will work with students in German. His workshops will bring passion for music, languages, and cultures, and initiate critical thinking. Together, they will engage with themes like racism, migration, and inclusion – make music, try instruments, discuss, and connect.  

To capture the events, activities, and the spirit of collaboration and cultural exchange, we will create a short video documentation about Ezé’s visit at Durham. Filmmaking and editing will be done by a team of students.

Get a taste of June Ball by watching the 2019 video, produced by the Junior Common Room:

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