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Come to our World Over Concert on 20th June

Please join us once again for our World Over concert on 20th June 2015, 7.30pm, at St Andrew’s Hall, 19 St. Andrew’s Road,Nether Edge, S11 9AL. (Number 4 and 22 buses go to Nether Edge)

Back by popular demand, ASSIST Sheffield presents to you the World Over concert. This year World Over has had a makeover! Instead of focusing on the numerous different cultures that are present in Sheffield, we have decided to explore the hugely diverse set of cultures from one continent: Africa!

World Over: Africa will be a celebration of all things African. Not only will there be music from Zimbabwe and poetry from Nigeria, but speakers from the University of Sheffield will be coming to talk about their research into different aspects of African cultures such as literature and art. We will also have some of our lovely ASSIST clients, sharing their stories with us.

Stella Chiweshe
Mystic Sounds from Inner Space
Despite having endured many trials and tribulations, respected veteran Zimbabwe-born singer and instrumentalist Stella Chiweshe has never lost faith in the healing power of music. Some artists project a stage persona which differs markedly from their everyday personality. Nothing could be further from the truth as far as Stella Chiweshe is concerned. The 68-year-old Shona singer and instrumentalist is the real deal. Her singing and mbira (mbira dzavadzimu to give it its full name) playing are not just a joy to behold, they generally leave her audiences spellbound and elated. Mbira dzavadzimu is a sacred instrument used by the Shona people of Zimbabwe to call on the spirits of their ancestors. We proudly welcome Stella as part of World Over: Africa!

Sosa-Xa! Sounds of Southern Africa Choir
SOSA-XA! Choir was founded in May 2001 by members of Sunduza Dance Theatre from Bulawayo and SEMEA as a Sheffield based arts trust. The choir believes everyone can sing and is open to all members of the community without auditions and without the need to read music. This year ASSIST Sheffield excitedly welcomes them to our annual concert!

Abi Idowu
A Nigerian writer who is based in Bolton, Abi writes stories and poetry and her work has gained critical acclaim both in England and in Nigeria. Abi is ‘a delight to watch and a joy to listen to’. ASSIST Sheffield is thrilled that she will be performing some of her poetry and her songs at World Over: Africa!

Come along and immerse yourself in the wonderful gifts that Africa has to offer – without having to get on a plane!

Tickets are available from the Blue Moon Cafe or from

For further information, please contact our Events, Fundraising and Awareness Team by emailing abigail.taylor [at]

If you can help us to publicise this event, please download the poster using the link below.

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