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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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Muxima Live Sessions: Domenico Angarano, Giuliano Modarelli & Shirley Smart, 24th June

An evening of world music with Domenico Angarano, Giuliano Modarelli & Shirley Smart. Over the years Domenico & Giuliano have been travelling the world collaborating with musicians from many countries. They work collectively to bring you a sound of the world strongly influenced by West-African, Palestinian, Indian, Brazilian, Cuban and Neapolitan cultures. For this evening […]

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