Monir Goran (Iran) – ud, guitar
Baban Kirkuki (Iran) – stories and poetry
An evening of music combined with stories and poetry. Monir and Baban hear what they felt when they had to leave their city of Kirkuk. And what they experienced during their flight to the Netherlands. They tell these memories with poems, stories and a lot of music. Baban Kirkuki grew up in Kirkuk, where he studied Arabic language and literature. He started writing poetry at the age of sixteen. In 1999 he fled, Baban now lives and works in Utrecht. In 2006 his first collection of poetry was published in Dutch. Monir Goran has been playing guitar and oud in Iraqi Kirkuk since childhood, and grew up with Kurdish music. He received his musical education in Baghdad. In Jordan he taught at the music school.
Admission is free, but advance reservation is required if you want to be assured of a spot.
19:00 @ Wijkcentrum Torenflat, Laan van Vollenhove 12b, Zeist
17:00 @ Living room ‘t Laantje, Laan van Vollenhove 2193, 1st floor (ring the bell!)
VOLfest is a series of concerts, jam sessions and demonstrations for children in world music in Vollenhove Zeist. The concerts take place every second Friday evening of the month in the community center within the Torenflat. During the day, the musicians give a music demonstration for children at a primary school, followed by jam sessions in the ‘neighbourhood’ living room of MeanderOmnium.
An initiative of the Lotz Of Music Foundation and made possible by the support of the Gemeente Zeist, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Carel Nengerman Stichting, van Tellingen Pul Stichting.