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Kamao Quartet, Sands Films, Wed 8th July

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:59 am
by EleanorT
Kamao Quartet, 7.45pm Sands Films, Wed 8th July

Manouche music beautifully combines jazz with the warmth and liveliness of the Gypsy culture of Western Europe. Fronted by singer and guitarist Jean de Talhouët the band includes clarinet (Dave Shulman), gypsy guitars (Dave Kelbie), and double bass (Ruth Goller), Kamao create a beautiful and rich sound that complements the vocals with haunting and lyrical harmonies. Their repertoire ranges from hot swinging jazz featuring captivating virtuoso improvisations, to the saddest gypsy ballads, the liveliest waltzes, as well as original compositions.

This London-based band will be fresh from the 5-day Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois-sur-Seine where they’ll have played frenetically with many of the fellow world leaders in the genre. Kamao? It means: “I like/ I want/ I love” in Romani dialect.

Tickets available here: 14 quid includes tea/coffee with which to make oneself at home in this sofa-filled cinema.

Re: Kamao Quartet, Sands Films, Wed 8th July

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:20 am
by EleanorT
Whether there's a tube strike or not, this gig is going ahead - the musicians are determined to make it happen. It shouldn't be too much of a challenge - the good news is that the London Overground is not due to be effected, and if bussing it, there are the 381, C10 as closest services, and the 188, 47 and one other P.. which I always forget just 5 mins away. Push bikes can be literally pushed all the way into Sands Films and left in the library - the most cycle friendly place to hear live music in London, I don't think it too outrageous to claim...