NEW CONCERT DATES ADDED FOR THIS SUMMER, CHECK THE GIGS-CALENDAR !!


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Shakara support act for Seun Kuti 14/3 @ Vooruit, Gent !!


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first album available

!! album also available as vinyl and cd (4 extra tracks), to order visit our shop !!

preview of the vinyl cover. painting ‘Lost Persons Paradise’ © Lucy Borghouts, foto’s © Kathleen Michiels, design © Marc Meeuwissen.


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Shakara + Ebo Taylor

!! 17/02 double bill with Ghanese Afrobeatlegende Ebo Taylor @ Trix, Antwerp !!


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Shakara ready to record!

Shakara is ready to record her first album, in the famous and wonderful Jet Studio in Brussels. Thrilling & exciting !!


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!!! Shakara does not play thursday 13th at the Koninginnehal but will play at the Walvis, rue Alphonse Dansaert 209, 1000 Brussels, 21u.30  !!!


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our first soundtrack!

European Premier of the documentary « This is my home now » by Saddie Choua
Thursday 13 September 2012, 19.30
GALERIES CINEMA, Galerie de la Reine, 26, Brussels, www.galeries.be
Followed by a performance of Shakara United
Evening organised by the European Women’s Lobby in partnership with the Women’s Film Festival Elles Tournent, the European Network of Migrant Women, the Conseil des Femmes Francophones de Belgique and the Nederlandstalige Vrouwenraad

The European Women’s Lobby, the European Network of Migrant Women, the Conseil des Femmes Francophones de Belgique and the Nederlandstalige Vrouwenraad are pleased to invite you to the European premier of the documentary film This is My Home Now by Saddie Choua on Thursday 13 September at 19.30 at the Galeries Cinema, Brussels.

Saddie Choua’s latest film follows the stories of three women of migrant background living in the Europe. While struggling for their equal rights, these women, like so many others, enrich their host communities in myriad ways.  Anna is a gender researcher and poet of Russian background who owns a hotel in Lefkara, Cyprus. Dil from Sri Lanka is a successful stand-up comedian, journalist and radio host as well as an active voice for equality and the rights of migrants and queers in Ireland. Sophie from Tunisia runs a beauty salon and social institute in Marseille, France, an empowering meeting place for women from different backgrounds. The stories of Anna, Dil and Sophie break from stereotypes of migrant women and give a face and a voice to the increasing number of women of migrant background in Europe, rarely seen or heard.

The screening of the European premier of This is My Home Now will be followed by a Q&A session with director Saddie Choua and a performance of the soundtrack band Shakara United.

Free entrance, to secure a place, register by sending an e-mail by 12 September 2012 to Jessica Machacova (European Women’s Lobby): machacova@womenlobby.org


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