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Fused IV brings global music to the Warwick Arts Centre

Coventry Editorial 23rd Feb, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE LORD Mayor of Coventry and University of Warwick are set to raise money and the roof at an upcoming charity concert.

Warwick Fused IV: Global Songbook, at the Warwick Arts Centre, will present an evening of world music in order to raise money for the Lord Mayor of Coventry’s Charitable Fund.

The concert, which is the result of years of work and collaboration between the University’s Music Centre Director of Music, Paul McGrath, and Artist in Association at the Arts Centre, Ruairi Edwards, will see new and exciting collaborations between Chinese, Indian, Latin, African and European music.

Supported by the University’s renowned Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, over 200 student musicians will perform together, featuring songs from the Warwick Global Songbook – a collection of 50 songs from 50 countries around the world.

Speaking about the idea behind the Fused concerts, Paul McGrath said: “When international students come all the way to the UK, I want them to bring their music with them.

“With this concert, separate genres of world music collaborate with each other.

“It is a grandiose celebration of diversity, showcasing the powerful effect of bringing people from different backgrounds together to make music.”

The proceeds from the concert will be donated to the beneficiaries of the Lord Mayor of Coventry’s

Charity Appeal 2014/2015 – Coventry-based Grapevine, which offers support to adults with learning difficulties; UHCW Charity Trust, which is raising money to build a new Coventry breast screening centre; and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which offers help and support to families of ex-servicemen and women.

Fused IV will perform for one night only at the Warwick Arts Centre on Wednesday, March 5 with tickets currently available online at www.warwickartscentre.co.uk or from the box office by calling 02476 524524.

Instruments from across the world will perform together to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund. s

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