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A unique concert experience that weaves together an original world fusion and acoustic-rock musical score with spoken word poetry and storytelling to narrate the journey of a young Persian American musician uprooted from Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and his subsequent struggle to create a new home for himself in the United States. Interwoven with spoken word poetry inspired by oral histories gathered from refugees, Refugee Songs offers an intimate close-up on one young man's experience of childhood displacement and coming of age as well as wide-angle poetic musings on the triumphs and tribulations that many displaced people experience—albeit differently—in their own journeys.

Thanks to generous funding support from the University of California Critical Refugee Studies Collective, tickets to the opening night of Refugee Songs will be offered free of of charge, on a first come first served basis.

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