Another Sky is a new London-based festival celebrating experimental music from the SWANA (South West Asia & North Africa) region and diaspora - 2023 is our first edition. Join us in listening, in watching, in dancing and in connecting for two days and three nights. We’ll present composed, improvised and electronic music; short films and moving-image works; six new commissions; a film workshop and an independent label & publisher fair.

Another Sky is co-directed by Sam Salem أسامة سالم (composer; co-founder Distractfold Ensemble; RNCM) and Emily Moore (Southern Bird artist management & production; former co-director Kammer Klang).

Our film programme is curated and led by Saeed Taji Farouky سعيد تاجي الفاروقي, a filmmaker, writer and curator who has been making work on themes of conflict, human rights and colonialism since 2004.

Marketing Daryoush Haj-Najafi
Press Emily Moore 
Art direction & poster design 40MUSTAQEL
Motion design Mahmoud Badran
Audio technical director Dan Ehrlich
Production assistant Leila Collins
Event photography What About the Ash (Ash Sealy, Marc Tunguz)
Videography Zara Joan Miller, Amy Dickson
Catering Yogi’s Sri Lankan Kitchen

Board of advisors: Daryoush Haj-Najafi, Christina Hazboun, Sharif Sehnaoui, Leah Zakss

Another Sky is made possible through the generous support of Arts Council England, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, PRS for Music Foundation Open Fund, The Marchus Trust, the Goethe-Institut and the Hinrichsen Foundation.

This edition of the festival was created in partnership with the Arnolfini, Counterflows Festival, Cyborg Soloists, Distractfold Ensemble, Ensemble Contrechamps, Irtijal Festival, The Mosaic Rooms, Royal Northern College of Music, Safar Film Festival and Space21.

Another Sky is a proud signatory of Keychange.