We are on the eve of COP26 here in Scotland, and today I am joined by Emmanuela Yogolelo from Manchester who is going to talk to me about her work with story and climate justice. Emmanuela is a well known singer and musician known for her voice, harmonies, unique melodies and now storytelling and interactive performances. Her music draws on her cultural roots in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and she has been instrumental in co-developing ‘Amani Creatives’ in Manchester, which nourishes, celebrates and promotes African arts and culture and African artists in the city and beyond.
Emmanuela has been commissioned by HOME arts centre in Manchester and Community Arts North West to put together an interactive live performance which will debut this Friday, October 29th (2021). In this piece she will explore climate justice activism through a range of art forms including music and storytelling.
Emmanuela would really like to hear from others working in the area of arts and climate justice. She is open to feedback, collaborations and more. Please get in touch with her through her website.
Emmanuela shares a teaser from her upcoming performance, Tales from the Congo Basin. If you are in the Manchester area, you can catch this performance on Friday the 29th of October at HOME. More information and tickets here: https://www.creativetourist.com/event/tales-from-the-congo-basin-at-home/
Emmanuela’s website, with videos and music recordings can be found here:https://emmanuelayogolelo.com/about/
Amani Creatives https://www.amanicreatives.co.uk/