03.08.2022 Collective Conscience - No Place Called Home
- SPOKEN WORD
- WORLD MUSIC
Collective Conscience , a session series by Nirvana Principle
The series takes its name from a theory by French sociologist Emile Durkheim. Its a concept that speaks about the set of shared ideas, beliefs and moral attitudes which act as a unifying force within society.
The series uses music and poetry to shed light on the darker elements of our society, and hopefully inspire change through awareness.
The first episode is on the plight of refugees and immigrants around the world, from Indonesia to Lagos, the shores of Greece to the Bay of Bengal. We use W.H. Auden’s poem “Refugee Blues” to punctuate the perennial tragedy of leaving one’s homeland only to find a new kind of suffering awaiting them at their alien destination.
About Nirvana Principle
Nirvana Principle are a UK-based Pakistani psychiatrist, DJ and electronic musician. They are a recently inducted member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. They use creative experiences and philanthropic projects to merge their dual passions for improving society and finding a place in the world.
Photo courtesy - Saad Saeed Photography.
Sheila Hancock – ‘Refugee Blues’ by W H Auden for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017
Oi Va Voi- Refugee
Melanie De Biasio – Afro Blue
Nitin Sawhney – Homelands
Thievery Corporation – Vampires feat. Femi Kuti
Tom Russell- Who’s Gonna Build Your Wall?
Emel Mathlouthi – Dhalem (Tyrant)
Passenger – To Be Free
Sara Bareilles – A Safe Place to Land feat. John Legend
Eric Bibb – Refugee Moan
Sting – Inshallah
Coldplay – A L I E N S
The White Stripes – Icky Thump
Sofa Surfers – Broken Together fear. Mani Obey
Keleketla! & Conduct – Papua Merdeka (Machinedrum Remix)