Saturday, October 19, 2019 Start time: 7:15 pm


Venue: Warwick Arts Centre

ORIGINS Offshoots joins forces with Dash Arts and the Change Festival at Warwick Arts Centre to present this intimate and informal Dash Café.  

Could indigenous wisdom be the key to saving our future? 

In the midst of a climate crisis, this special Dash Café brings together Indigenous activists and musicians from around the world. Sharing knowledge of our environment from indigenous cultures, we will learn how to be better caretakers of our world through performance, music, and storytelling.

Featuring wisdom from Ecuadorian Shaman Kurikindi, music from Mercury Prize nominated folk musician Sam Lee, West Papuan musicians The Lani Singers, and performances from Peruvian puppeteers José Navarro and Bella Lane, this night will make you see your environment in a brand new way.

Kurikindi is an indigenous Kichwa Amazonian Shaman. He was born in the rainforests of Ecuador and into an ancient line of Shamanic Families. He has travelled afar and spent time with Shamans from other cultures and nationalities to learn and share knowledge and experiences. 

Sam Lee is a Mercury Prize nominated folk singer, song collector, promoter, broadcaster, animateur, and naturalist. Sam traverses many worlds, challenging and pioneering folk music in diverse places and ways. His work expands beyond his two highly decorated albums to foster live music in the UK, where he has been instrumental in the explosion of folk in the last decade. 

Benny Wenda leads The Lani Singers, who play traditional West Papuan music. Their freedom songs sing of the deep suffering the West Papuan people endure under illegal Indonesian occupation, described as “Gently haunting [music]” by The Guardian.

José Navarro is a Quechuan artist working with traditional dances, music and puppetry, using shadow and marionette puppets to frame and reflect on current environmental issues. “Five minutes of bliss”.

Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

Cost: £13 (£11) £6.50 students