Maya Ghazal – Refugee

Maya is both a role model and a compelling spokesperson for young refugees and migrants across the UK. Travelling from Damascus in Syria, Maya arrived in the UK in September 2015 where she was reunited with her father, who was forced to leave their family home and embark on a dangerous journey to find safety 15 months earlier.

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Music: Aurora covers Massive Attack ‘Teardrop’
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Indian Memory Project – Anusha Yadav

Anusha is a Portrait Photographer and listed as the top 21 photographers to follow on Instagram. In 2010, Anusha founded Indian Memory Project – The world’s first online visual & narrative based archive that traces a personal history of the Indian Subcontinent through images found in family and private archives. The project has been cited as exemplary around the world and has pioneered an alternate method in which narratives of the world are curated, told and understood.

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Music: A Tribe Called Quest – God Lives Through
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Dreda Blow

Leading Soloist – Northern Ballet, Dreda joined Northern Ballet in 2007. Born in Toronto, Canada she trained at the National Ballet School of Canada and later at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. Previous companies include Het Nationale Ballet, Amsterdam.

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Music: Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On
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Dwayne Fields

Dwayne Fields (@DwayneFields) grew up in inner-city London and was wrapped up in the world of street gangs, he became a victim of both knife and gun crime. In 2010, Dwayne became the first black Briton to walk over 400 miles to the magnetic North Pole.

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Music: Talvin Singh – Traveller
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Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar

Sitar player and composer, Anoushka Shankar (@ShankarAnoushka) is a singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes. Her dynamic and spiritual musicality has garnered several prestigious accolades, including six Grammy® Award nominations, recognition as the youngest – and first female – recipient of a British House of Commons Shield, credit as an Asian Hero by TIME Magazine, and a Songlines Best Artist Award.

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Music: M.I.A. – Galang
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