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Farsa Moneda, Sands Films, Wed Jan 27th

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:37 am
by EleanorT
I'm back with a new programme at Sands, and it opens next week on Wed 27th Jan. Here is the info for the first gig. This is the first of three Spanish groups, the others being De Fuego on Feb 10th and then later on March 23rd, 7-piece band are travelling from Palencia for their first gig in the UK. Chinese, Eng/French, Zambian (Namvula) and Klezmer all feature. Gigs are fortnightly:

Wed 27th Jan, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm)

Traditional Spanish Coplas form a genre that reflects the passions and dreams of the Spanish people in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, a heartwrenching and divisive time that came to an end in 1939, and was followed by the long dictatorship under Franco. Farsa Moneda bring alive these songs with a vibrancy and desire to share the stories contained within them. Well known in Spain, coplas are less so abroad. Through the beautiful sound of the guitar, profound and powerful vocals and many different latin percussion instruments, Farsa Moneda offer a very personal and contemporary approach to Spanish and Latin traditional music.

Farsa Moneda are: Violeta García (voice & violin), Pablo Dominguez (guitar & percussion), and Maria Camahort (guitar).

Their wesbite:

Performances have included festivals such as City of London Festival and London Classical Guitar Festival, and venues such as Bolívar Hall, The Forge, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs and Bishopsgate Institute.

Tickets cost £14 per person and rather uniquely, include tea/coffee. It should be said that the venue itself is one of London's very best and most inviting hidden gems: the sofa-filled cinema at Sands Films, nestled in the historical neighbourhood of Rotherhithe Village, on the River Thames, south of Wapping and north of Canada Water.

It's easy to get to on the Jubilee/Overground (Rotherhithe) and bicycles are welcome inside!

Tickets on sale here:

Sands Films, 82, St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4HZ