Hull Truck Theatre, Hull2017 & BBC Radio 3

Freetown Connections

Part of Uproot

Exploring Hull’s rich folk music traditions

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Freetown Connections with Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. Formed in a refugee camp during the country's civil strife, the band has inspired audiences across the world with songs of joy, faith and hope. 

BBC Radio 3 takes up residence at Hull Truck Theatre for a three-day festival celebrating the city's rich folk heritage and our international links. 

Introduced by Kathryn Tickell, celebrating Hull’s twin-town links with Freetown, which recognises Hull as the birthplace of politician and slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce. Formed in a refugee camp during the country’s civil strife, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have inspired audiences across the world with songs of joy, faith and hope. To start the concert, a special guest performance from Scunthorpe-born folk legend Martin Simpson. 

Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Saturday 8th April 22:00 – 00:00

Part of Uproot.