The Other is an extraordinary hour of music and images from a pool of eight musicians and a visual artist, some whom have an experience of forced displacement and migration, from Scotland, Chile, Iran, Brazil, Syria and Yemen.

‘A sonic smorgasbord of a different style’ (The Scotsman), they share the music, life stories and experiences of their different cultures that reflect the diversity of the communities now living in Scotland.

A vibrant and moving multimedia experience of music and visual art.

“They are a microcosm of how the world could be – connected, sharing, bringing light and love through diversity.”
– Lethem Nights


Funded by Creative Scotland and Foundation Scotland

Notes: Content includes issue of female castration, but no explicit reference.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR view map
14, 15 August

15:15 (1hr approx) | £14/£12, Asylum Seekers/Refugees; Friends of the Fringe 2for1, *14 Aug Relaxed Performance

16 August

18:45 (1hr approx) | £14/£12, Asylum Seekers/Refugees; Friends of the Fringe 2for1


Creative Credits

Harp/Vocals Esther Swift (Scotland)
Setar/Vocals Aref Ghorbani (Iran)
Daff-percussion Erfan Imandar (Iran)
Double Bass Mario Caribe (Brazil)
Latin Percussion Jose Rojas (Chile)
Sax/ Flute/Tongue Drum Matt Wright (England)
Guitar Iain Mackechnie (Scotland)
Piano Saber Bamatrof (Yemen)
Visual Artist Shatha Altowai (Yemen)
Dancer Andrea Torres (Chile)

Filmmaker/Journalist Humam Hasari


Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

  • 14, 15 August
  • 16 August

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