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Live Sessions: Farafi – Sunday 1st October, 6pm

Farafi presents a harmonious and vibrant musical fusion, it weaves the colours of traditional african music together with western contemporary music. Darlini Singh Kaul & Joy Tyson are at the core of Farafi and create an eclectic collection of traditional, vintage and original songs. Bringing the richness of harmony, these two very skilled vocalists are […]

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Giraffe Sessions: Kamao Trio – Sat 30th Sept, 8pm

Fronted by singer and guitarist Jean de Talhouët, this trio version of the band is dry and full of grit. It includes clarinet/tenor (Dave Shulman) and rhythm guitar (Dave Kelbie). The repertoire ranges from hot jazz featuring captivating virtuoso improvisations, to traditional manouche songs, Django Reinhardt classics, as well as original compositions. Increasingly groovy and […]

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Giraffe Sessions: Tantz – Fri 14th July, 8pm

Over the last few years, Leeds’ based klezmer/Balkan beats/gypsy jazz bohemians Tantz have taken the UK world/roots music scene apart with their full-on musical attack on audiences across the length and breadth of this nation. With awesome musical chops, an energy not seen since punk rock’s halcyon days and ability to turn a gentle world […]

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Giraffe Sessions: Kadialy Kouyate & Al MacSween – Fri 21st April, 8pm

Giraffe Sessions present an intimate night of acoustic West-African griot music featuring a new collaboration between virtuoso Kora player / vocalist, Kadialy Kouyate and renowned pianist Al MacSween. Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griots in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s […]

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Giraffe Sessions: Melange – Sat 14th January, 8pm

The Giraffe Sessions with Melange…. Melange seamlessly blend music from North Africa, the Middle East and Mediterranean, incorporating jazz improvisation and dynamic arrangements. Formed by cellist Shirley Smart, after 10 years in Jerusalem studying and playing the music of the region Melange is a true reflection of modern cosmopolitanism, comprising musicians from Greece, Spain, Morocco, […]

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Live Sessions: Settembre – Sat 10th December, 8pm

Settembre is a music project formed in London by Italian vocalist Angela Cicchetti and classical guitarist Ivan Imperiali. They revisit the best Italian songwriting tradition highlighting the classic essence of its world-famous melodies re-shaping it with elements from the great Brazilian, Spanish and Portuguese schools. The delicate beauty of Angela’s singing and the pure tone […]

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Live Sessions: S.G.D Trio – Sat 26 Nov, 8pm

A new trio of widely travelled musicians perform music inspired by India, Africa and the Balkans. Shanti Jayasinha plays trumpet and cello and has worked with Mulato Astatke, Ruben Gonzalez, Jyotsna Srikanth, Sadjo Djolo Koyate. Giulliano Modarelli on Guitar has played with Talvin Singh, Dharambir Singh, Bikram Ghosh, and played at Womad with his own […]

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