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World City Music Village Weekend at Osterley Park

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:04 pm
by Jamie Renton
A celebration of London's global music scene at Osterley Park, TW7 4RB. Saturday 28th/Sunday 29th june, 2 - 8 PM
Join Cultural Co-operation and National Trust London for a FREE outdoor weekend festival at National Trust’s Osterley Park and House! Bring family, friends and a picnic for a day of sun-soaked tunes hosted by DJ Jamie Renton at this stunning Georgian estate.

This event is brought to you in special partnership with the National Trust London, whose mission is to find new ways for Londoners to enjoy the capital's special places.

The line-up showcases cosmopolitan London at its creative best, bringing together London-based performers from Brazil; Bolivia; Guinea; Greece… and many more. Their joyful sounds and words testify to the importance of creativity in generating intercultural dialogue, understanding and peace in a World City

Line up (TBC):

SATURDAY 28th JUNE:

Melodians Steel Orchestra UK- Powerhouse pans play contagious Caribbean symphonies
PAKAW! - All-female 5-piece band breathes fire into Greek island folk
Melange - Kaleidoscopic cello-led folk from Morocco to the Middle East
Amaraterra - Roof-raising pizzica from Italy’s stomping heel
Adriano Adewale's Umpatacum - Scintillating Brazilian samba and rocking African rhythms unite.

SUNDAY 29th JUNE:

Wuntanara - Red hot Guinean rhythms to blast you off the Richter scale
Daphna Sadeh- composer and Double Bass player 0 & the Voyagers - Vibrant klezmer meets funk and Middle Eastern jazz.
WARMI Uk - Andean folk songs with a rock n’ roll edge
Paprika - Fiery Balkan melodies
Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra- Hip shaking Afrobeat from a true legend

Re: World City Music Village Weekend at Osterley Park

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:14 pm
by will vine
This looks great Jamie. How do you find the time and energy?
I'd like to think I'll pitch up at some time over the weekend, but I know you won't believe it until you see it. Hope the weather is kind to you.

Re: World City Music Village Weekend at Osterley Park

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:08 pm
by Jamie Renton
Thanks Will, I hope you can make it.

I find the time by taking annual leave from my day job. I find the energy thanks to the clean living and wholesome lifestyle I lead

(I wonder if you can guess which of the above isn't true?)

Re: World City Music Village Weekend at Osterley Park

PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:03 pm
by Jamie Renton
In case anyone's interested, here's a very short video of me being interviewed at the festival today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilb0rtmVJ1I

Tomorrow's line-up looks very good and sunshine is predicted.

Re: World City Music Village Weekend at Osterley Park

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:14 pm
by EleanorT
Well it was chillier than expected with the sun only making an appearance for the afrobeats, but it was a lovely afternoon yesterday! Hadn't heard Paprika before - they were great fun!

Re: World City Music Village Weekend at Osterley Park

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:43 pm
by Jamie Renton
EleanorT wrote:Well it was chillier than expected with the sun only making an appearance for the afrobeats, but it was a lovely afternoon yesterday! Hadn't heard Paprika before - they were great fun!


Trust me Eleanor, compared to the previous day's conditions at Osterley Park, Sunday was a veritable heatwave.

Glad you enjoyed the afternoon. I did too. Some surprising familiar faces popped up, including Will Vine of this parish and Carolina Herrera, the former busking medical student championed by Charlie Gillett, who now sings and plays guitar with all-women Andean folk group Warmi.

I always wonder what Charlie would have made of such events. It's a bittersweet habit that I find hard to kick.

Eleanor, please feel free to come and say hello next time we're both at an event. I'm easy to spot (as often as not, I'm the one yelling into the microphone between the bands).

Re: World City Music Village Weekend at Osterley Park

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:59 pm
by EleanorT
Yes Jamie I should have said hello. We have met before now, briefly introduced by Garth I think... But I'm sometimes a bit shy :) You might have seen me - I was the one with the just-past-one year old who was busy finding her feet, and loving the music. Yes, I was surprised to see Carolina Herrera with Warmi. I had tried to contact her a while back but nothing came of my attempts. Forgot to go and speak to her afterwards. Shame I'm not here next weekend when the festival continues much closer to home. Was my first time at Osterley - a very chilled walk and park and not quite as far as I'd feared.

Re: World City Music Village Weekend at Osterley Park

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:58 pm
by Jamie Renton
Was your just past one-year-old the one going wild at the front who I cheered at a couple of times when I went out to check the sound?

Re: World City Music Village Weekend at Osterley Park

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:26 pm
by EleanorT
Not sure... probably not. Mine is blond and she was looking quite pretty-in-pink, tottering about rather than going wild!

Re: World City Music Village Weekend at Osterley Park

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:57 am
by will vine
[quote="Jamie Renton"]Some surprising familiar faces popped up, including Will Vine of this parish and Carolina Herrera, the former busking medical student championed by Charlie Gillett, who now sings and plays guitar with all-women Andean folk group Warmi.(Quote]

Having got there I was a bit distracted by one thing and another and didn't realise that was Carolina, but I really enjoyed their set. Sadly, as ever,couldn't stay for the big finish, early as it was.

Outdoor events are a bit of a curates egg aren't they? You want to get a bit of a vibe going and then you realise that people have come ready to................picnic. A very nice spot though. Well done Jamie.

...and Wiltons Music Hall

PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:02 am
by Jamie Renton
I've been called in at the last minute to cover DJing duties at the World City Music Village at Wiltons Music Hall in East London today. details here in case anyone's interested: http://www.culturalco-operation.org/pages/WCMV2014