A fact, which not only makes us proud of what we have started but more importantly it strengthens our hope towards the future of Muslim women as artists and arts consumers.
One of these initiatives is the next edition of Tuned On, which is local arts organisation, Punch Records’ free seminar program. The seminar is taking place on 26 April at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. ‘Islam and Women in Music’ will discuss the cultural barriers that have affected Muslim women from being involved in the music sector.
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Ulfah Arts is delighted to supports the above initiative, and we would like to advice more arts organisations from all genres of art to work with Muslim women in artistic capacity. It is a social group with immense creative potential; it has just been suppressed for too long to be openly evident. Like always Ulfah is happy to advice and support any such enterprise.
Events like this not only makes us proud but is almost like achieving salvation for every drop of sweat and tears shed by the volunteers and staff of Ulfah over the years, campaigning tirelessly for the creative rights of Muslim women, often without fancy salaries or fat artistic commissions.
Mashallah, even though Ulfah Arts often works on show string budgets and the generosity of volunteers, all of our artistic initiatives focused on the development of Muslim women as artists and arts consumers have borne substantial results. One of the success stories is our all-Muslim women choir, which was founded in 2005 and has grown in to an institution itself.
The Ulfah Collectives first live tour was in 2006 and they now perform a repertoire of spiritual music from various faiths, across Europe.
Another one of our projects, the Muslim Women Music Makers (mwmmusic) campaign which we started in 2008 at World Music Expo 08 has not only been successful, leading to a second edition this year, but has managed to inspire one of our project partners to start a brand new arts organisation in Denmark focusing on Muslim women and music in western Europe !
The campaign continues this year with a brand new artistic production, Hakawatiyyah – the storyteller which was jointly developed by grass roots Muslim women from UK and classical musicians from Republic of Kosovo lead by Ulfah Arts.