CHAI For All, a jazz-tinged klezmer and Middle Eastern music ensemble from Bristol, return to York on June 16 to present their new show Longing, Belonging and Palestine: Our Homeland Lives In Us at the Friends Meeting House, Friargate.

Sue Cooke, co-host for the 7.30pm show, says: "Against the backdrop of renewed interest in the Nakba, the catastrophe which began the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their lands from 1948 to the present day, the performance shares a story in music and song of Human – Earth relationships through the eyes of Palestinians living under occupation."

This month's concert takes the form of a collaboration with musicians from the Dar Al Musika collective from the Palestinian town of Beit Sahour, wherein Chai For All perform with rising star guest singer and ba?lama player Zaid Hilal in his first appearance in Britain.

"Fired up from their UK and Palestine tour of the Arts Council-funded Longing, Belonging and Balfour show, Chai For All now illuminate Palestinians' experience of holding on to their roots in The Land," says Sue. "With stories researched in the occupied territories and featuring inspiring pioneers such as heirloom seed-gatherer Vivien Sansour and UNESCO World Heritage Site co-creator Hassan Muamer, the show is accompanied by ravishing Palestinian music, visuals and dance.

"In the after-show discussion, audience members will be invited to consider inspiring British examples of human attachment to beloved natural locations, defying vandal-developers. Here in York, people working to ensure our beautiful Yorkshire region remains free from the threat of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing – fracking – are warmly invited to participate."

Saed Abu Hijleh, professor of Political Geography and poet, will be a guest speaker in York, having seen Longing Belonging and Balfour, Chai For All's take on the Balfour Declaration at the Nablus International Festival.

Sue concludes: "We're looking forward to Chai For All returning to York and seeing their interpretation of the human rights issues affecting us all, and especially the people of Palestine."

Tickets cost £9, unwaged £7, at or in person from Visit York, Museum Street, York. Chai For All also will play the Quaker Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, on June 15 at 8.30pm.