Viva Declaration! live in Leeds – Final Show!

migration – borders – human rights – live music+video
Fri 1st October 2021 @ Seven Arts Leeds, 7.30pm


Viva Declaration! video preview at

Poetic visuals and documentary sequences against a musical landscape Viva Declaration! by Tagné+Kooj connects migration with colonial history, economics, global conflicts, human rights and campaigns for migration justice. The vivid and emotive questions have never been so relevant than here and right now in mid-Covid post-Brexit UK.

+ Post-show Q+A with Remember Oluwale – The David Oluwale Memorial Association and Racial Justice Network – UK


Includes a mix of spoken monologues by detainees, human rights activists and legal case-workers reflecting on the themes of migration justice. Plus material from Angela Davis, Walter Rodney, Shami Chakrabarti, Viraj Mendis, Bridget Anderson, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit and These Walls Must Fall campaign. This new performance has evolved from the original ‘Declaration’ show with an expanded narrative plus new musical and video sections.

Live mixed visual projections by video artist Kooj Chuhan.
Musical composed and performed by multi-instrumentalist Tagné Tebu.
Special guest Helena Summerfield on saxophones and flute.

Photos by Shirlaine Forrest

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