The British Council “Connections through Culture: India-Wales” grant supported the delivery of ZiroFOCUS 2021. During this year, FOCUS Wales (Wales) and Ziro Festival of Music (India) delivered a series of collaborative creative activities led and curated by Andy Jones (FOCUS Wales) and Lubna Shaheen (Ziro Festival of Music).
Throughout Year 2 of this 3 year collaboration between these two organisations, Welsh artist Eadyth and Indian artist Mangka undertook a period of creative collaboration. Through a series of virtual writing sessions and discussions the artists explored each others strengths in different musical approaches, working on new musical ideas together, and resulting in a special new composition, titled ‘Rerarehei’.
The new work was inspired by the landscapes of their homelands in Wales and India, and is a celebration of bilingualism.
Dive a little deeper and learn more about this collaboration HERE