In Place of War is committed to providing performance opportunities for artists in sites of conflict and upheaval. Through our production work, we connect innovative grassroots artists from sites of conflict to new international audiences. We have worked on numerous projects bringing artists from Colombia, India, Nepal, Egypt, Brazil, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Venezuela to collaborate and perform with UK artists such as Reverend And The Makers, Martyn Ware (Heaven 17), Errollyn Wallen MBE, Rodney P, Young Fathers, Blaktwang, Silvastone, Sandie Shaw and SYMBIZ. We have produced several international collaborative recording projects, 33RPM Voices of the Revolution and the Makakoba Project which showcased undiscovered talent from some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.
Since 2004 we have curated events, exhibitions, workshops and conferences for both public and private sector partners, exploring a variety of themes including, music as a response to violence, citizen journalism, alternative business models in the music industry.
To date we have produced live work for Festival Number 6, Shambala, Bestival, Ronnie Scott’s, Hull Freedom Festival, Imperial War Museum North, The British Council, Primavera Pro, Shoko Festival (Zimbabwe) JustFest (The University of Manchester), Bestival, Emergencias (Brazil), DoaDoa (Uganda), Search for a Common Ground (DRC).
Our latest collaborations saw In Place of War bring 15 female musicians from Latin America, the Middle East and Africa to collaborate and perform at UK festivals and events in the summer of 2016.