West African Djembe Drumming Workshop

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West African Djembe Drumming Workshop
Homerton College
Iya, master drummer from upper Guinea, is in Cambridge for one day only....

Iya's aim as a teacher is to share traditional Malinké culture and music with others. Malinké rhythms are his life's work and passion.

This workshop is aimed at drummers with some previous drumming experience.

Places limited to 25..... booking essential!
£20 in advance, £25 on the door
Drums available - please request when booking

Join us for an inspiring and energising day.

To book a place (or for details of future workshops for beginners) contact Dave on 07935-317002 or 01223-242370

Ely Choral Society Presents Penitence and Praise

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Ely Choral Society Presents Penitence and Praise
Ely Cathedral Cambridge
Penitence and Praise - The rich tapestry of the Psalms.

Attributed to King David, the Book of Psalms contains some of the most anguished and most jubilant expressions of the human spirit and has inspired choral works of great beauty. This concert weaves a rich tapestry of styles and moods, with music by Morley, Purcell, Schütz, Handel, Mendelssohn, Greene, Le Fleming and Parnell.

Charles Borthwick - tenor
Jonathan Jones - bass
Oliver Hancock - organ
Ely Festival Strings (leader Helen Medlock)
Conducted by Andrew Parnell

Booking Info:
Tickets: Presbytery - £12. Choir Stalls - £10. Under 18 - £2 any seat. All seats reserved & numbered.
Available from Ely Cathedral Box Office on 01353 660349 (Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm) or email: box.office@cathedral.ely.anglican.org and http://www.elycathedral.org

Ely Cathedral Cambridge

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    Robert Maseko & The Sondela Queens

    Robert Maseko & The Sondela Queens
    St Pauls Comunity Centre
    You're Invited to a Launch Party!
    We would like to invite you to an event where you will learn more about our activities here and in the D.R. Congo, about how you can be part of a new, ground-breaking movement that is about to get started here in Cambridge with international ramifications. Come and get involved!

    Robert Maseko has gained the deserved reputation as one the foremost African artists working in the UK today. Originally from the Congo - Heartbeat of Africa - and of Bantu roots, Robert is a master vocalist. Classic rhumba and soukous - elegant and acrobatic vocals with lyrics in Lingala, French and English - this is African roots music at its best. Robert's songs carry the message of universal freedom. Audiences throughout the UK, Africa, mainland Europe, Australia and Japan gained through relentless touring.

    Dance classes/Drumming workshops
    Theodore and Robert Maseko team up to give you some exquisite Congolese dance classes as well as drumming workshops. Class start time: 6:30pm

    World Food available
    (Please book in advaince via website - http://www.menelikmusic.com/bookings.html or Email: mealbooking@menelikmusic.com)
    2 popular Congolese dishes, Mfumbwa, and Chicken a la Moambe, plus lots of other choices.
    Served at 7:45pm

    Photo and art exhibition
    Following his recent trips to the D.R. Congo, Theodore Menelik has returned with lots of interesting pictures, capturing memorable moments with students and staff at the academy and various communities in Kinshasa, the capital city of the D.R. Congo.

    Light talks
    Key people from Impington International Sixth Form College and MenelikEducation will be introducing the partnership and give you tips on how you can get involved.

    Fabellae - Savadi

    Fabellae - Savadi
    Little St. Mary's Church
    Fairy tales, adventure novels, Hollywood movies - stories in their many guises are a part of the fabric of our cultural identity, exerting a formative influence on our thinking and our values.

    In this programme we hear sacred and secular stories by Carissimi, Strozzi, Merula, d'India and others. From very different corners of Europe, the baroque harpist Marie Bournisien (France) and the two sopranos Kristine Jaunalksne (Latvia) and Ulrike Hofbauer (Germany) bring a highly unusual approach to this entrancing music.

    You can take out annual membership subscriptions to the Friends of Cambridge Early Music and buy season tickets, or book tickets for individual concerts via the website www.cemss.org or contact: info@cambridgeearlymusic.org 01223 847330

    Singing and Supper Evening

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    Singing and Supper Evening
    The Lothbury Centre
    A great way to have a fun evening with friends who like to sing, experienced singers and only-in-the-bath singers of all ages are welcome.

    Sing simple songs from different cultural traditions, rich in harmony and rhythm. Everything will be taught by ear, so just bring your vocal cords and enjoy the sounds we make in this resonant space.

    Rowena Whitehead is a Cambridge-based singer and community choir leader who has been running voice workshops since 1991. She is known for her engaging and relaxed approach, and is Musical Director of Talking in Tune and a founder member of the Natural Voice Practitioners' Network (www.naturalvoice.net)

    Please feel free to bring food to share for supper half way through the evening.

    Contact talkingintune@ntlworld.com for more information.

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      Sing For Peace In Georgia

      Sing For Peace In Georgia
      St Edwards Church

      Let's sing for the Peace in Georgia


      Chela is a small Cambridge based choir who sing traditional, religious and folk songs of Georgia. As a demonstration of support and solidarity with the people of Georgia, Chela will ‘Sing for Peace in Georgia’ on Wednesday, 20 August at 6pm at St Edwards Church, Market Hill, Cambridge (behind the Guildhall). This will be a synchronized sing with choirs in Georgia, Turkey, Corsica, Brittany, Paris and London.


      All are welcome.  A small collection for refugees and good causes in Georgia will be made.


      The Georgian polyphony, listed on the Unesco World Heritage, is a thousand-year-old tradition of singing which accompanies the life of Georgians in joy and pain, in celebration and mourning. It is also the ferment of courage and solidarity that enabled Georgia to outlast the difficulties.


      The conflict between Russia and Georgia claimed lots of lives during those last days. Whole populations were scattered. A flimsy agreement of a cease-fire was signed by both countries.


      St Augustines Hall

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      SCAR MY EYES TOUR!w/ NATO & Many things Untold

      SCAR MY EYES TOUR!w/ NATO & Many things Untold
      Man On The Moon
      Scar my Eyes come to Cambridge on their 3rd UK tour this summer.

      Royston (Brown Town), Hertfordshire. U.K.
      Coming from a place more well known for it's heroin habits than local music scene, you could forgive these guys for being a little bit different to your average metal band. While most bands around the U.K. had some sort of blueprint to follow, Scar My Eyes sat back in a small youth centre in the depths of no-where and constructed a sound both heavy, and heartfelt.

      Combining their love for thrash metal, hardcore and heavy grooves, Scar My Eyes created a new, refreshing take on modern music adding a darker edge that truly sets them out from the rest....A formidable live act...to say the least...

      With the successful nationwide sale of their Double 'A' Side single recorded by Dan Weller and Justin Hill of ex SiKTh (R.I.P) and now 'Minutes', Scar My Eyes have since released their debut EP 'This Machine...' (again recorded by Dan and Justin) After a successful month long UK tour in support of their latest EP 'This Machine...' Scar My Eyes are booking their second 2008 UK tour with Open the Skies and Lavondyss in support of it's release...

      Scar My Eyes have just recently signed a deal with TMG (Transcend Media Group) to release 'This Machine...' on Transcend Records. Look out for the Transcend release date coming soon!!


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