Combe Martin gig for young survivors of violence

Joseph Bulmer

A folk and blues benefit gig for young survivors of war and violence will take place at the Pack O’ Cards in Combe Martin on Saturday.

North Devon musicians Babelfish, Colin and Clive, Fred the Troll, Ricky Knight, Chris Millington and M’Larkey will be playing from 8pm to enable a music project with young musicians to take place in North Devon.

A unique link was forged between the London based the Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile when young people from the centre visited the village to stay at The Wild Pear Centre in 2009.

What started as an entertainment, soon became a jam session, and has developed since into a music project to produce a CD, bringing the music of the young peoples’ countries together with local folk music.

The Baobab Centre helps some of the 4,000 children and young people who seek asylum in the UK each year after fleeing violent war torn countries and having witnessed violence and experienced unimaginably painful events.

The Folk and Blues Benefit will help to fund the costs of the group travelling to North Devon and the production cost of the CD.

Tickets are available at the door, from Pets Pantry in Combe Martin or from (01271) 883086.

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