World Music Evening
Lokandes + Boe Huntress + Asha Lul Mohammoud + Kadialy Kouyate
£10 adv +bf
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Please note, this event is in the bar. Please note unreserved seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and for the remaining few there will be standing space at the back and down the side
All times are subject to change on the night
19:00 - Doors open
19:30 - Show Starts
22:30 - Curfew
This event is in the Union Chapel Bar access is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.
Please note Margins Cafe will not be open at this event
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World Music Evening
An evening to inaugurate Union Chapel church’s support for the Jo Cox Foundation. Music from Europe, Africa and Latin America in a relaxed social atmosphere as a positive statement that we have ‘more in common’.
Lokandes are fronted by whirldwind musical maestro Kanti Qena and related their name to the combination of two words: 'Crazy' and 'Andes' which represents the intention of their music: Crazy music from the Andes. The project aims to create alternative music, taking the melodies and energy of Andean music and bringing it up to date; creating a fusion of traditional roots and Afro-Andean rhythms with other contemporary genres such as Reggae, Cumbia, Ska, Jazz, Son, Rumba Folk and funky Latin rhythms. They unite musicians and instruments from Peru, Bolivia, Spain, France, China, Chile and the UK, and set their highly original music, alongside socially conscious lyrics and a super-tight rhythm section bringing awareness to Latin-American and worldwide cultures with their music.
Boe Huntress is a singer songwriter in the folk tradition who draws on wide ranging influences from many genres. She has performed live on Bob Harris' BBC Radio 2 show, featured in the Guardian and on BBC 6 music. She plays both solo and with an all-female band. Her acoustic album Kiss the Witch is available online and she's currently working on an album with the band.
Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles. Since his arrival in the UK Kadialy has played a significant part in enriching the London musical scene with his griot legacy. He has been teaching the Kora at Soas university of London for the last decade and he has also been involved in countless musical projects both as a collaborator and a session musician.
Asha Lul Mohammoud is a poet who is particularly interested in the area of development, Human Rights and the Middle East. She writes in the form of both traditional and spoken word poetry. Her work has covered broad topics and social issues that have included the real life stories and experience of homeless people, ex-offenders and the survivors of war and genocide. Over the years, Asha has worked with other NGOs such as VSO, Interpal and You Press.