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A recent history of world music in Rotherhithe!

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 5:20 pm
by EleanorT
Glad that my reference to Charlie Gillett has got a mention in here! http://bit.ly/1TzijFo

Re: A recent history of world music in Rotherhithe!

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 5:52 pm
by will vine
Great article Eleanor, Good to know a little more about you and your concerts. One day Mr. Fullofgreatintentions hopes to get along. Keep going till I can get there.

Re: A recent history of world music in Rotherhithe!

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:37 pm
by EleanorT
Oh do - sooner rather than later! It's a beautiful place, Sands Films.

Re: A recent history of world music in Rotherhithe!

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:47 pm
by NormanD
I wanted to see what's coming up next - - so I cut and pasted it here:

"Our next concert (1 June) will bring to Rotherhithe Michalis Kouloumis and his trio (Nicos and Thodoris Ziarkas), whose stunning repertoire shares music from the Eastern Mediterranean, original compositions and soulful improvisations.

It’s great to welcome SANS back (15 June) as last time their lead singer couldn’t join them due to illness. They’ll bring an amazingly original music drawing on Finnish, Armenian and British folk traditions.

And only three days later on Saturday 18 June at the nearby St Mary’s church, the award-winning London Bulgarian Choir return with the Finnish female vocal ensemble Slavonic Tractor to celebrate Midsummer.”

South America comes to Rotherhithe on 29 June in the form of Southwark-based Southern Cone Quartet. Playing music inspired by the traditions of Uruguay, Chile and Argentina, they conjure a sound that is uniquely fresh and nostalgic.

For our first July concert (13 July), we bring story-telling to our concerts for the first time. ‘The Girl with the Almond Eyes’ promises an exciting blend of songs, poems and stories from many traditions – the German/Egyptian singer Merit Ariane, Greek/Australian story-teller Anna Conomos, Iranian qunan player Nilufar Habibian and Serbian accordionist Milos Milivojevic.

The final concert in the series (27 July) brings together the British virtuoso Blues guitarist Ramon Goose with Modou Touré, one of Senegal’s most accomplished young vocalists.” So as ever we have music from many parts of our world to savour in just one season of TunedIn London. Find out more at Tuned In London Facebook page and keep up to date with developments by following @TunedinLDN on Twitter.

Will - you'd love Sands Studio AND the pub across the road. You can literally (in its true sense) fall out the pub straight into an armchair to hear music, with just a few steps in between.

Re: A recent history of world music in Rotherhithe!

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 12:28 am
by EleanorT
Thanks Norman! Yes, it's a reasonable overview. I was tonight at Mélange's very good album launch gig at the Vortex and sat at my table were a couple who said they'd heard Southern Cone Quartet on the radio and loved their music: they were guests on Radio 3 sometime last year but the programme is no longer available to listen to (I heard some of it) and it's the band I know least well: came about because I borrowed a bicycle from someone via one of these online neighbourhood schemes. I rarely meet anyone without giving them a flyer so I gave the guy a flyer and it turns out he is one fifth of the band... People often ask me how I find the bands: that's people who are not connected on places like this of course! Finding bands is never the problem.

More pictures and tickets available here: http://bit.ly/1WZfz9j