Moving Tone - world music en Oxford - Sambasunda Quintet <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>25 Feb 2012 - 20:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>25 Feb 2012 - 22:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Exuding a vivid energy, SambaSunda fuse urban rhythms with the ancient instruments and tones of Indonesian music. Now the group has stripped down to a quintet, revealing the beauty of their instruments and the intricacies of their playing. Creating a new kind of Gamelan orchestra, they use the mellifluous and soulful kacapi (a boat-shaped zither), violin, suling (a bamboo flute) and kendang drums. Outstanding singer and dancer Rita Tila takes centre stage for this incredible fusion of the ancient and modern.</p> gigs - acoustic world music Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:58:04 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4693 at Nick Meier with The Spin Trio <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>26 Jan 2012 - 21:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>26 Jan 2012 - 23:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> Just probably Switzerland’s finest guitarist, Nic is a phenomenal player; his trademark sound, a mixture of Metheny-esque jazz, and spicy Turkish and world music rhythms is thoroughly unique and quite mesmerising. Meier’s music is rooted in his love of playing jazz on acoustic guitar, especially his Godin nylon string guitar. It’s a sound that lends itself especially to flamenco and middle-eastern music and it’s all these influences and more that Meier has so brilliantly fused together in his music. He also plays fretless acoustic guitar, which sounds something like a cross between an acoustic guitar and the oud (an Arabic stringed instrument) and the Saz, a traditional Turkish instrument. flamenco gigs - acoustic jazz world music Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:14:42 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4682 at Shavnabada Georgian Choir <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>12 Nov 2010 - 19:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>12 Nov 2010 - 21:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>A unique opportunity to see a truely incredible choir from Tbilisi Georgia. Shavnabada returns after a brief visit to Cambridge in May 2009 where they were seen as outstanding. One of the Patriarch's choirs, Shavnabada makes accessible to an English audience Georgian traditions, song, (both chuch and folk), dance and culture through an English narrative and exciting performance.</p> <p>Lead by Davit Tsintsadze the artistic director and inspiration behind the choir of 12 strong male voices, Shavnabada's passions lie in resurrecting Monastery and Folk Music that had all but disappeared from Georgian culture as a result of Georgia being part of the Soviet Union. Davit has made it his life's work to find, record and film examples of traditional Georgian singing in order to preserve, resurrect, sing and celebrate it across the country and across the world. Shavnabada have been schooled by the great Anzor Erkomaishvili, who founded the Rustavi ensemble and it is within this spirit Shavnabada now perform and teach otherwise previously unheard Georgian folk and church music.</p> <p>Shavnabada will be giving a workshop at St. Paul's church Thursday 11th November 7:00-10:00pm</p> choirs choirs Church dance folk Georgian Traditional world music Wed, 08 Sep 2010 14:15:30 +0000 3677 at Touchable Dreams <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>10 Sep 2010 - 10:59</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>THE FRIENDS OF ELY SINFONIA PRESENTS TOUCHABLE DREAMS IN THE KEY OF LOVE<br /> Local celebrity duo intertwine violin, electric violin, loops, guitar and voice in a profound homage to love. Presented by the Friends of Ely Sinfonia, Ely Methodist Church, Friday 10th September 2010, 7.30pm</p> <p>Celebrated local musician, Steve Bingham, is teaming up with wordsmith Jeremy Harmer on Friday 10th September for an evening dedicated to love. Presented by the Friends of Ely Sinfonia and taking place at Ely Methodist Church, the event combines classical and electric violin, loops, guitar and voice, demonstrating the passion, tenderness and agony of deep feeling, as they are brought out by both music and the spoken word.</p> <p>Touchable Dreams explores the symbiosis between words and music and the ways in which they echo and complement each other. Sometimes words follow the music; at other times music follows the words; and sometimes the words and the music are intertwined in an almost physical interdependency.</p> <p>“This is an event unlike any you'll have experienced before,” says Roz Chalmers, who chairs Ely Sinfonia. “When I first heard Jeremy and Steve with their unique combination of modern and classical music and words, I was completely bowled over.” </p> <p>Jeremy Harmer says: “We try to show how music and words, the very bases of human emotion, can co-exist and enhance each other in expressing one of the greatest emotions of the human experience – love. We describe romantic love, transient love, ridiculous love, bitter love, lost love and sublime love.”</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> classical classical electronic jazz voice world music Mon, 06 Sep 2010 12:03:04 +0000 elysinfonia 3675 at Ely Methodist Church <p>Church providing the venue for many different types of event.</p> classical electronic jazz spoken word venue voice world music Mon, 06 Sep 2010 11:59:35 +0000 elysinfonia 3674 at A Day of Yiddish Song with Hilda Bronstein and accompanist Yair Schleider <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>28 Feb 2010 - 10:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>28 Feb 2010 - 16:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Moving Tone, in partnership with the Jewish Music Institute, SOAS (<a href="" title=""></a>) is delighted to announce a workshop and masterclass in Yiddish song on Sunday 28 February.</p> <p>Yiddish, a language of the Jews, has a flavour all of its own. Rooted in Eastern Europe with close ties to the German tongue, it continues to influence the world of music through its living traditions of theatrical, folk and art songs. Its vibrant rhythms and captivating melodies, along with compelling tales of life and love, create song that enraptures the listener.</p> <p>Song workshop – 10am-12noon<br /> In this song workshop Hilda will teach a number of Yiddish songs, explain their meaning, and discuss how to interpret the songs in performance. The workshop is aimed at the novice learner so no previous knowledge of Yiddish music or language is required.</p> <p>Song masterclass – 2pm-4pm<br /> This masterclass is for vocalists who wish to enhance their performance skills through the medium of Yiddish song. It is aimed at experienced singers who perform, or teach singing voice.</p> <p>Leader – Hilda Bronstein (<a href="" title=""></a>)</p> <p>The day of Yiddish song will be led by Hilda Bronstein. She is one of Europe’s leading interpreters of Yiddish song. She was the winner of the 2008 Mira Rafalowicz Prize for the Best Yiddish Song Interpretation at the Amsterdam International Jewish Music Festival.<br /> She has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Spiro Ark, London. In 2007 she released her first solo CD to great critical acclaim. A lover of Yiddish song since childhood, she trained in voice at the Royal College of Music, London.</p> <p>Hilda will be joined in both sessions by accompanist Yair Schleider, an experienced performer of Yiddish and Klezmer music.</p> <p>Booking: 01223-262519 or <a href=""></a></p> classical community events folk Jewish musical theatre singing workshop workshops world music Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:38:06 +0000 aj_blustin 3548 at West Road Recital Room <p>The Robin Orr Recital Room is located next to the West Road Concert Hall (<a href="" title=""></a>), in the University of Cambridge Faculty of Music.</p> classical classical community events gigs - acoustic singing workshop venue world music Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:20:01 +0000 aj_blustin 3547 at Klezmer Workshop with Ilana Cravitz <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>19 Jul 2009 - 14:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>19 Jul 2009 - 17:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Ilana Cravitz (fiddle), teaches klezmer tunes and style, including modes, ornamentation and accompaniment, and even few dance steps.</p> folk klezmer musical instrument workshop workshops world music Sun, 12 Jul 2009 00:56:36 +0000 aj_blustin 3402 at Jazteka <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>15 May 2009 - 22:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>16 May 2009 - 03:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Clubglobal and Beatnik from 209Radio present Jazteka with DJ Skunk and Gil on the decks!<br /> Afrobeat,Dancefloor Latin,Brazilian Beats,World Breaks,Middle Eastern,Nu-Jazz Bizniz<br /> Twice a month on the first Saturday and the third Friday,<br /> Entry free<br /> 22.00-03.00</p> afrobeat Balkan Brazilian clubbing Clubbing Gypsy jazz funk Latin Jazz world music Mon, 04 May 2009 18:34:57 +0000 clubglobal 3320 at Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>30 Mar 2009 - 20:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>30 Mar 2009 - 23:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <b>Bassekou Kouyate </b>is one of the true masters of the ngoni, a lute-like instrument from West Africa. His 2007 album Segu Blue, won exceptional critical acclaim and was voted Album of the Year at the BBC Radio 3 awards fro World Music. <p> Bassekou Kouyate &amp; <b>Ngoni ba</b> have performed several times in the UK. including at the 2007 WOMAD festival. Their high energy performances have earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting live world music acts. </p> <p> In association with the Cambridge Folk Festival. </p> <p> <b>Booking Info:</b><br /> Book online on The Junction website <a href="" title=""></a> or ring 01223 511511 </p> gigs - acoustic gigs - electric world music Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:07:11 +0000 Sandra 2981 at