MOLEY, OWEN AND KORO: AN ARTISTIC BLENDING OF CULTURES

 

One of the objectives of Artists Without Walls (AWoW) is enabling the exchange of ideas, methods, and creative concepts by connecting people of various cultures and communities.  

 

A few months ago, brothers from Ireland, Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin, teamed up with the dynamic spoken word poet from Nigeria, Koro Koroye, after meeting at an AWoW Showcase.  They performed new works that bring together Latin Gregorian chant and sacred songs from ancient Ireland with poems-some in Koro’s ancient tribal language–and her contemporary themes of identity and individual expression.  In this video, ideas of family, home, migration, self-discovery and transformation are seamlessly presented in a dynamic performance that honors tradition and rejoices in innovation.

 

We feel that this performance is representative of Artists Without Walls’ vision, developing a multicultural community that springs from “creative chemistry.”

 

Owen O Suilleabhain, Koro Koroye, Moley O Suilleabhain

Owen O Suilleabhain, Koro Koroye, Moley O Suilleabhain

4 thoughts on “MOLEY, OWEN AND KORO: AN ARTISTIC BLENDING OF CULTURES

  1. Peter Quinn says:

    Astounding.

    • Talented trio, Peter.

  2. I loved this! Both parts resonate and the whole is larger than the sum of its parts. Just like the world itself with all its cultures. Excellent!

    • Thanks, Shirley. And you make the point perfectly: the sum is greater than the parts. And the parts are all pretty damn good.

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