WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 31ST JAN - SUNDAY 2ND FEB 2020
Long Lost Home
Sun 3rd Feb
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Have you ever heard of Ingushetia, in the North Caucasus? It's an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and harrowing history, fascinating folklore and timeless traditions. Let the songs and stories of Daria Kulesh take you on an enchanted journey to her Grandmother's Long Lost Home.
“Daria Kulesh is one of my favourite singer-songwriters” (Mike Harding)
With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, "bold, exotic, impressive" Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene.
Daria's intrepid quest to explore her family roots in the multi-award-winning album Long Lost Home - LCM Album of the Year - has led her from the folk clubs of Hertfordshire to the mountains of Caucasus; from Cadogan Hall in London to Gradsky Hall in Moscow. Long Lost Home has enjoyed national radio play and incredible reviews calling it a “triumph”, a “masterpiece” and “a definite contender for the best album of 2017”. Mike Harding praised The Moon and the Pilot as "one of the most beautiful new songs of the last 10 years"
But above all, Long Lost Home is an album for our times, exploring themes of displacement and (in)tolerance, identity and integrity, humanity and strength in the face of adversity, hope against hate; it's "an album for everyone", according to Northern Sky Magazine. Expect powerful, timeless human stories beautifully told in an eye-opening and profoundly uplifting musical experience.