Come and celebrate our 10th birthday with us on 6 July at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre with a special concert by Martha D Lewis and her trilogy of the Greek Blues critically acclaimed as “a stimulating contribution to the margins and borders of World music”. .
“Driven by a charismatic leader with a voice of clamorous and majestic power …” The Guardian,
After a triumphant and nationally profiled debut in 2014, this is a one off opportunity to see the ‘Trilogy of Greek Blues’ for a complete informative stunning musical journey.
Lewis leads top-class world and jazz musicians in a three-part show. They journey through the history of rembetika* from the music of urban Athens in 1910 through to 1950s repertoire reminiscent of Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich. The evening culminates in Lewis’ contemporary recreations of classic rembetika songs by Roza Eskenazi, Queen of Rembetika.
*Rembetika , also known as Greek Blues, rembetika sits alongside other world blues like fado tango Chicago blues.
39 of our WOMA trainees attended the event on Thursday 5th March held in the grounds of Kampala’s national theatre. Many women had travelled long distances to attend. Nora and Karen explained a bit about WOMA and how the funds are raised, through music events and family and friends being sponsored for sporting events etc.
We arranged for two speakers from Equity Bank to talk to the women about how to open a bank account and the importance of saving and how to go about getting a micro loan.
Some of our trainees who are now running very successful businesses shared their experiences of how they have managed to grow their businesses.
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WOMA is a charitable trust with a clear focus, made up of a small team experienced in working in Africa. Our aim is to help women across Africa who have been widowed or disadvantaged through war, famine or Aids.