Giraffe Sessions bringing you an evening of world music with Terra Viva on Friday 16th Feb, 8pm! Terra Viva is a 5 piece band based in South East London born to discover their Italian roots and mixing their unique sound with a London twist. The social and political topics touched by their lyrics are delivered […]
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Bringing us an evening of Semba percussion from this dynamic Angolan duo.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Mat Holborn Trio part of the Giraffe Sessions. Inspired by the pairing of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, the Matt Holborn Trio play gypsy jazz with influences from bebop,swing and Balkan and Romani music. Matt Holborn-violin Harry Diplock-guitar Simon Read-bass
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 […]
An accordion trio inspired by Jazz, French waltzes and Contemporary music, will be exploring various musical styles, while spicing them up with Gypsy jazz traditions. They invite you for a journey full of action and drama, which will change any old beliefs about how accordion music is perceived. Video
This group, comprised of Terence O’Flaherty and James Carty, both local residents, take us through an acoustic journey of folk songs, ideal for the hearty listener.
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, […]