The Voces Festival 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the violent coup of 11th September 1973 in Chile which imposed the dictatorship of the Pinochet regime and the imprisonment and deaths of thousands of people including the democratically elected president Salvador Allende, the singer songwriter Victor Jara, Lumi Videla and Marta Ugarte to name a few, all people whose vision for the future was based on justice, freedom, hope, education and culture. The tidal wave of that event resulted in Chileans seeking refuge abroad, amongst them Quimantu’s Director Mauricio Venegas-Astorga who was given sanctuary in the UK, along with hundreds of other Chileans.
In 1992 after a conversation between Roger Watson and Mauricio Venegas the idea of a collaboration among Chilean and British musician was born Steve, Phil and Mauricio, with three other musicians performed together as Alianza an Anglo- Chilean band that very successfully toured all the most
We are honoured to welcome two special guests to perform at the Voces Festival Concert this year, Steve Knightley and Phil Beer – Show of Hands
important folk festivals in the UK, recorded an historic album and in doing so demonstrated the light of hope that emerges from the fruits of collaboration arising from people displaced from their homeland and those that welcome them into their, home, lives and culture. The concert will open with a set from Show of Hands, and in the second half Quimantu will take to the stage.
Location: Marylebone Theatre, Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT
(Five minutes’ walk from Baker Street tube station)
Date and time: Sunday 12th November 6.30pm
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Artwork: Ernesto 'Pititore' Guerrero