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Songs of Spanish Exile: concert tonight at the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton Voices, the University’s community choir, will be taking part in a concert tonight given by the internationally-renowned singer, Clara Sanabras, along with Turner Sims Professor of Music, Harvey Brough. The concert will be at 8pm, at the Turner Sims concert hall, on Highfield Campus.

Clara has been working on an album of songs related to Spanish exile (‘Scattered Flight’) and has written four new songs about the life experiences of child exile, Germinal Luis Fernandez. The information about Germinal’s life comes from open research material made available by the OpenLIVES project. This project was led by the Centre for Languages, linguistics and Area Studies (LLAS), based in Modern Languages at Southampton, and was a collaboration with the Universities of Portsmouth and Leeds.

In the foyer of the Turner Sims, there will also be an exhibition of materials created by Southampton staff related to the stories of the ‘Los Ninos’: child refugees who came to Southampton during the Spanish civil war and were cared for and funded by the local population.

Further details of the concert are available on the Turner Sims website.

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