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320 Bex Burch, Beanie Bhebhe & Tom Herbert, Çiğdem Aslan & Tahir Palali + Jamie Leeming & Maria Chiara Argirò

2 November, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bex Burch, Beanie Bhebhe, & Tom Herbert, Çiğdem Aslan & Tahir Palali + Jamie Leeming & Maria Chiara Argirò

Bex Burch is percussionist specialising in the Dagaare xylophone or Gyil. Following a series of chance encounters and a keen interest in groove-based music, Burch was invited to be the apprentice to master Ghanaian xylophonist Thomas Segkura and lived in Dagaare, Ghana making and playing Gyilli for 3 years. As a performer on percussion and Gyil, she has performed with her ensemble Vula Viel in venues and festivals including Cafe OTO, Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Shambala and Latitude festival and released the acclaimed album Good is Good in 2015. She is joined for the first time by drummer Beanie Bhebhe & bassist Tom Herbert for this performance.

Three Strings & Two Breaths – duo Çiğdem Aslan and Tahir Palalı focus on Alevi songs from Anatolia- mostly songs of love and mysticism from 14th-20th century. The Alevi path as a belief system is based on love and respect for all people, attitudes, knowledge, sharing and science. Alevis believe that one must respect and have knowledge of nature. The principles of love, tolerance and humanism are significant to Alevi philosophy.

A meeting of kindred spirits, the music of pianist Maria Chiara Argirò and guitarist Jamie Leeming is a dialogue between two unique artists inspired by jazz, latin, classical and folk music. At the heart of the duo is a vibrant sense of spontaneity, which embraces the myriad of colours, textures and sounds they create between them. Combined with free improvisation and an intuitive level of interplay, each performance is a one-off experience. They will be presenting music from the upcoming duo album entitled ‘Flow,’ which will be out in 2020. | | | | |

An event for all ages.  Pay-What-You-Can ticket on door (suggested ticket price £5).


2 November, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Union Chapel
Compton Terrace
London, London N1 2XD United Kingdom

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