My Voice, My Story | Mother Tongues Festival


  • 22 Feb
  • 2pm - 4pm
  • All Ages Welcome
  • Free Event

Inclusivity and Diversity within the Arts in Ireland. “Diversity is the lifeblood of culture”. Join us for these panel discussions and learn more about projects taking place across Ireland, working to promote intercultural dialogue through the arts.

In conversation with Ines Khai, Sayog Bikram Kunwar Rana and Adiba Jaigirdar

Ines Khai
“Ines Khai comes from Guadeloupe. Her primary language is Creole and her songs which are written in Creole, tell stories about living in exile, crossing oceans, taking new steps and living through the ups and downs of life. Her music is deeply rooted in the rich culture and the traditions of her country. Now living in Dublin, she has created a solo repertoire with only guitar and voice to enhance the beautiful creole words and melodies.” David Manni

Adiba Jaigirdar
Adiba Jaigirdar was born in Bangladesh and has been living in Dublin from the age of ten. She has a BA in English and History from University College Dublin, and an MA in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Kent. She is a contributor for Bookriot, North America’s third largest book website. She is also an ESL teacher. Her debut novel “The Henna Wars” will be published by Page Street/MacMillan on May 12 2020, with a second novel following in 2021.

Sayog Bikram Kunwar Rana

Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sayog Bikram Kunwar Rana is a Songwriter, Composer, Singer and Music Producer. He currently lives in Dublin as a mechanical engineering student; however, his true passion lies within his role as a musician. In 2012, Sayog released his first album “Pleasure in Pain” which was followed a few years later, by his comeback song “Maya Basyo Ni” in 2018. Aside from music and dance, Sayog aims to spread positivity wherever he goes.