Tuned In London presents a year of concerts that invite audiences to reflect on the movement of people around the world, people who up sticks for a multitude of reasons, and head to lands unknown, marking the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Ship leaving Rotherhithe's shore, captained and crewed by Rotherhithe residents. A fabulous evening of the sounds of Southern Spain: the roots of Flamenco are thought to have emerged in the Punjab from where in 800-900 AD there was a large exodus of people, many of them dancers and musicians. Andalusia, centuries later, is where this gypsy art has evolved to become what it is today, with its strong Moorish, Castilian and Sephardic Jewish influences. Cadiz is a port town that has seen people leaving to go to the Americas, and sometimes returning, bringing new rhythms and instruments.
Last in Rotherhithe two years ago, singer La Leo Power had just been garlanded “Gaditana del año”, Cadiz Citizen of the Year, for her contribution to the art. Together she, Pablo Domínguez (guitar) and Alejandro Benítez (bass) reveal a mesmerising mêlée of rhythms that connect with other World Music genres.
After the success of the fantastic gig with the London Klezmer Quartet in September, we return to the atmospheric City Hope Church, Bermondsey, opposite the main gate to the Biscuit Factory. Think Wilton's Music Hall in white...
Tickets £8-14 online: www.tunedin.london
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