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Joglaresca Folk Band at the Cervantes Institute in Mancheste

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:20 pm
by Silvia

Joglaresa are a London-based British/Israeli/Irish/Arabic band who comprise outstanding international performers from the spheres of classical, world music and jazz. They have a sound that is at once traditional and contemporary. Sounding more like a street carnival band than a solemn early music group, there is nothing airy-fairy or contemplative about this medieval music. Joglaresa embodies the boldness and improvisatory chutzpah that gets straight to the heart of medieval music.

Combining intoxicating elements of Medieval, Middle Eastern, Flamenco and Celtic musics, they meld together a sound that is both extrovert and intimate.

Their performances have included the opening concert at the Aldeburgh Festival and the closing concert at York Early Music Festival; London's Lufthansa Festival (where they put "brought in one of the largest audiences at the festival"), the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), St David's Hall (Cardiff), Sana'a & Aden (Yemen), Brezice Early Music Festival (Slovenia), Istanbul, Amsterdam International Festival of Jewish Music, Chinchilla Early Music Festival; tours in Germany, Italy and Holland.
They are currently recording a new album of Oriental Jewish and Sephardic Song at Abbey Road Studios.

As part of the Early Concert Season, the Institute Cervantes in Manchester is pleased to host Joglaresa who will be performing on Wednesday, 19th of November at 6.30 pm in their premises on Deansgate. FREE ENTRY

For more information contact Cervantes Institute on 0161 6614206 or visist:


"St. John’s Smith Square was packed with punters for Belinda Sykes’s spirited medieval ensemble ... some knockout drumming delightfully demonstrated this spirited group’s hypnotic versatility" The Independent

"Carnival-like exuberance - enjoyable and virtuosic" FROOTS Magazine
“Sykes’ study of voice and improvisation in North Africa, Spain and the Middle East was thrillingly evident “ The Times

“A superior collection of first-rate musiciansâ€