Bands with autism and Down’s Syndrome take to the stage for AutistiX’s Camden tour
- Credit: Archant
A Camden band of autistic teenagers have performed on the return leg of a tour with a Spanish band whose members all have Down’s Syndrome.
Camden group The AutistiX and Spanish band Motxila 21, toured together this summer in Spain. Motxila 21 arrived in Camden last week to again perform with the group of autistic teenagers and performed at The Camden Society and at a service for people with learning disabilities in Kentish Town.
The seven-day tour finished with a show at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Newham.
AutistiX band members Luke Steels, 17, Jack Beavan-Duggan, 18, and Saul Zur-Szpiro, 20, were also joined on tour by former member Andreas Lopez-Muro, 18, as well as parents and carers.
Band manager and Saul’s mother Susan Szpiro, of Goldhurst Terrace, South Hampstead, said: “The bands are different in many ways, in culture, in language and in disability, but in our hearts and souls they are so similar.
“Our mission was to make people aware of this unrecognised talent in people with disability, to look through the disability and see the musician inside.”
- 1 The most expensive homes sold in Haringey in November 2021
- 2 Air ambulance mobilised as boy, 15, knifed in South Hampstead
- 3 'We're proud of what we do': Kossoffs celebrates six months in Kentish Town
- 4 'We don't need to drink more coffee' say cafés as Joe & The Juice moves in
- 5 Cops swoop on cannabis farm rumoured to be 'largest ever' busted in Haringey
- 6 Sexual offence reports at record levels in Camden, Haringey and Barnet
- 7 Italian sandwich shop opens in a Hampstead telephone box
- 8 Ricky Gervais behind new benches for people grieving to 'talk and reflect'
- 9 3,000 new council homes for Haringey over next ten years
- 10 Fundraising year begins at William IV pub in Hampstead