Bear Mother House
Pearl Wise discovered how Hackney based organisation Xenia, which connects migrant women and English speaking women, has been working with artists Fourthland on their latest exhibition Bear Mother House.
Originating from northern Mali, the four members of this Afro-blues act were forced to flee to Bamako by the Islamist crackdown in their home region. There they took part in sessions for last year’s brilliant Africa Express record alongside western musicians including Damon Albarn, and came over to play their first British gig at the album launch.
They’re back in February performing at Oslo in Hackney.
1a Amhurst Rd, London E8 1LL
Details at oslohackney.com