Date and place: 20, 21 and 22 June 2018, Maori, Triq il-lanca, Valletta
Antoine Cassar, texts, narration
Luc Houtkamp, compositions, electronics and woodwinds, project leader
Guy Harries (Israel/UK), compositions, vocals, flute, electronics
Yasmin Kuymizakis, compositions, vocals, electronics
Migration is of all times and of all places. Over the course of history, people have moved to other countries for many reasons: survival, hunger, prosecution, climate change, but also in search of a new future. Sometimes they even move for love.
The Mediterranean sea has always provided a fertile ground for the evolution of civilisation as it is today. Without migration, the Mediterranean would not be what it is now: a richly diverse amalgam of people with an array of cultural backgrounds and heritages.
Set around Antoine Cassar’s poem, the POW Ensemble has made a musical show about migration, the Mediterranean sea and the current refugee crises. The songs deal with the struggle of finding a place in another culture, the possibilities of integration and, finally, the benefits for all of us, the immigrants and the countries around the Mediterranean alike.
Antoine Cassar will recite his own poem interjected by the POW Ensemble performing newly composed songs about migration, the Mediterranean sea and the current refugee crises. The songs are composed and performed by Guy Harries, Yasmin Kuymizakis and Luc Houtkamp.
To emphasize the project’s thematic connection, it will premiere on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2018.
With financial support from Valletta2018.