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Tebu Project – Lancaster Jazz Festival

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 by Amani Creatives in Uncategorized

ArtReach is a dynamic cultural development agency that helps support and drive high-quality arts and heritage initiatives. ArtReach produces Journeys Festival International which explores refugee experiences through great art.

We are seeking a Community Film Programmer to join our team on a development contract, to work on our new community film programme, running from September 2019 – March 2020 in Manchester.

This pilot project aims to address under-representation of people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee backgrounds working in the arts and film industries. We encourage and welcome applications from people who have lived experience of forced migration or the asylum process who are now settled and have the right to work in the UK to join our team to develop and deliver this exciting project.

The role will be offered as a development opportunity for the right candidate to gain experience of working in an arts organisation, developing film programmes and working in community settings. ArtReach will provide support for the role through a close working and mentoring relationship with the Producer and Assistant Producer based in Manchester. Through the project, we will look at opportunities for the legacy of the role and connections
with other organisations in the industry.

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Amani choir concert at Home

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 by Amani Creatives in Uncategorized

The Amani Creatives started off the evening with a collection of songs from different parts of the world and sung in different languages, representing the members of the choir. These were really engaging arrangements of folk songs with some echoes of the lyrics in English, which helped the audience to connect with the music but really you could have listened to them sing in any language and understood the beauty of the emotion. There were a few soloists who stood out, and the second song in particular had a fantastic unison trio with voices that blended really nicely. Although Amani Creatives focus on celebrating the music traditions of Africa, this particular song included a section in Syrian sung by a Syrian refugee who was simply superb.

Young Amani

Posted: Jun 16, 2019 by amanicreatives in Uncategorized

A unique festival duo performing live contemporary music with strong Congolese influences, showcasing fresh, young talent from the renowned Amani Creatives. Amani Creatives develops and promotes artists of African genres and creates professional platforms to showcase their work. Amani Creatives uses the arts and culture as a tool for wellbeing, cohesion and social change.

This is a free event in the cafebar. All welcome.

Tuesday 18th June, 20:45 – 21:30

Amani Choir at Horizons festival 2019

Posted: Jun 15, 2019 by amanicreatives in Uncategorized

We are proud to welcome into Theatre 2 a music concert that brings together musicians from all over the world and communities from all over Greater Manchester.

Amani Community Choir is a cultural cross-over and intergenerational community choir based in Moston.  Their performance celebrates friendship and connections between people, working with their community choir and local groups including the Lesbian Immigration Support Group. The choir will sing songs from all over the world supported by a team of professional musicians and experienced workshop facilitators.

MIRO (Manchester International Roots Orchestra) will premiere new work at the Horizons Festival. Created through a series of creative workshops, the music will  tell the story of how refugees involved in City of Sanctuary came to Manchester, how they feel here and how they are welcomed by the community. The performance will include storytelling, spoken word and music with a truly local and global flavour.

Both Amani Creatives and MIRO are previous Artists-in-Residence with CAN.

Amani Stages at North City Library

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 by Amani Creatives in Amani live 2018, Uncategorized

Highlight from the event Organised by Manchester International Festival


Born in Havana-Cuba, Damian started dancing from the age of 6 in the Havana Carnival in which his dad performed as a musician.

At the age of 15, Damian integrated a company dance called Havana Arte. At 19, he started singing and playing maracas for his Godfather Miguel Hinojosa.

Damian started  teaching Cuban Salsa in 2007, one year after moving to the UK. His class is all about expressing the feeling of the motion and also learning the Cuban music/dance steps; Rumba, Orishas, Son, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha.

Learning body movement and playing to the beat of Cuban music are few of Damian’ speciality.




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Congolese born, lead singer for the Manchester International Orchestra and Amani Creatives artist/member, Mama Joyce is an artist with multiple talents. She has an impressive track record of highly acclaimed artistic work accomplishments.

Mama Joyce is a qualified dancer and an experienced singing/dance workshop facilitator who release her culture to the world through dance and music.

Free Congolese and Cuban music, dance and costumes workshops as part of the Amani Heritage Project, Rumba

Every Thursday until 19th July, 6.30-8.30pm, Simpson Memorial Hall, 361 Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester, M40 9NB

All Welcome

In my secret garden

Posted: Apr 28, 2017 by Amani Creatives in Uncategorized

img_20161024_131012.jpgA series of storytelling events EVERY Saturday (including tomorrow) in Nikki Norton’ s Secret Garden Hulme Community Garden Centre 2pm for adults 3.15 for Families.
To book a place, use the links below…

A playful escapism.

More info…

Amani Creatives is pleased to announce that Unltd will be holding an information briefing about its funding for social entrepreneurs.
The session is aimed at individuals who have a good idea which will create social change and would like to find out about UnLtd funding.
We are holding on the same evening a short meeting too to evaluate what our monthly showcases have helped those who took part in them, in 2016, achieve and to hear what artists think about the programme.
The spaces are limited to 8 maximum. There will be therefore two sessions;
5 – 6.30pm and 6.60 – 8pm.
Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, M4 1LE
So if you want to attend please book your place with Emmanuela on or call 07868591070 or Serge on 07931253095
Thanks and best wishes,