Original music and world-folk-gypsy classics from London and beyond with Tashkezar, Worldwide Welshman & Beyond and Anna McAndrew.
Tashkezar are back in London with thier refreshing and groovy retelling of songs from the Balkans to the Middle East and beyond, and their own catchy original songs. Their warm and energetic performances evoke shifting moods and atmospheres, weaving a tapestry of delicate melodies, vocal harmonies, mesmeric percussion, punchy brass, and wild floor shaking basslines. They are fronted by British-Egyptian singer Mariam Ali, singing gloriously in a multitude of languages including Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Roma, Greek, Spanish and more.
Worldwide Welshman & Beyond
Transglobal troubadour and singer-songwriter Liam Stuart Rickard, aka Worldwide Welshman, hails from Betws-y-Coed in North Wales and performs a multilingual mix of quirky, upbeat originals and popular folk songs from around the world. His London band Worldwide Welshman & Beyond are a collective of musicians from different countries and musical backgrounds, each of whom bring their own elements to the mix to create exciting, new, international sound. They aim to take audiences on an an exhilarating musical journey across genres and borders with their lively folk-rock fiesta, taking you from Wales to China via Latin America and the Middle East. They've entertained audiences in clubs, pubs, streets, community gardens, boats, squats and house parties across London and abroad.
Folk artist and singer songwriter Anna McAndrew will take you on a journey through the lyrical landscapes of France and Canada with her tranquil, contemporary folk songs and enchanting voice. Her quirky, personal, surreal yet accessible lyrics are brought to life by her gorgeous melodies and softly-strummed rhythms on the 4-stringed cuatrolele, and supported by a small semi-acoustic band of cajon, bass and guitar. Her main influences are folk, chanson and «world» music, and artists such as Joan Baez and Lhasa de Sela.
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£7 on the door | free entry before 8pm