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14th November 2014 :
World Music Night with DJ Mayeva

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dj-mayeva-2_4.jpg A guitarist and singer, born in Pelotas, Brazil, and based in Manchester, UK, Luciano arranges and plays Brazilian Folk fusion, probably best described as a blend of folk, bossa nova, milongas and samba, which also incorporates elements from Arabic Music and Flamenco. Read more »

26th February 2015 :
Trio De Kali - Manchester Date

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triodakali.jpgThe three musicians of Trio Da Kali hail from the Mande culture of Mali, from a heritage of distinguished griots, the caste of specialist hereditary musical artisans. Aiming to showcase neglected repertoires and performance styles of the griots, they bring a fresh, contemporary, creative twist to their musical art, breathing new life back into this ancient tradition. Read more »

14th November 2014 :
Pascuala Ilabaca & Fauna

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pascuala.jpg Accordion-wielding Chilean songstress Pascuala Ilabaca is a true hidden gem: a favourite on the new scene of young Chilean singer-songwriters, her music is rooted in traditional sounds but effortlessly integrates shades of jazz, pop and rock, and influences gathered in such distant places as India or Mexico. Read more »

15th November 2015 :
Coffee concert with Galina Vale

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orient.jpgUkranian born, guitarist Galina Vale presents a varied programme of music from the Flamenco tradition as well as music from classical composers, Paganini, Rossini and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Tea, coffee and cake are available after the concert. Admission is free; a retiring collection is taken towards Cathedral music.

Discover more about Galina Vale

16th November 2014 :
First time in the North - Raga Jyoti presents ... Bharatiya Vrund Gaan

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raga_main_0.jpgPresented by Raga Jyoti, this group of 50 talented singers of the North West will be singing beautiful vocal compositions with melodic harmonisation. These songs are based on Sanskrit, Hindi and Gujarati languages. They include popular group songs of India, classical raga-based compositions in various rhythms, divine chants from the Vedic tradition and songs about nature.

20th November 2014 :
Seun Kuti - Manchester Date - Band on the Wall

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seun_kuti.jpgSeun Kuti, the youngest son of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti, brings his father’s 16-piece funk fuelled orchestra, Egypt 80 and the spirit and beats of Africa to Band on the Wall.

Hailed for continuing Fela’s musical legacy, Seun Kuti took control of his father’s extraordinary combo Egypt 80 at the age of 14 and has been laying down a potent version of those indestructible rhythms ever since. Read more »

22nd November 2014 :
Ustad Harjinderpal Singh & Kousic Sen

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ustad.jpg Ustad Harjinderpal Singh presents mesmerising ragas on the santoor - a hundred stringed instrument from the valleys of Kashmir, this complex instrument produces a beautiful trance-like sound, which Sufi mystics use as an accompanying instrument in divine music. Read more »

13th - 23rd November 2014 :
Calaita Flamenco Son - November Tour

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calaita-reduced.jpgFind out more information at the World Music Network site but here's the main dates so you can keep your diary free.

13th November - The Forge, Camden
14th - Artrix, Bromsgrove
15th - Farsley - Leeds
21st - Town Hall, Ipswich
22nd - Night and Day , Manchester
23rd - The White Hart, Oldham

30th November 2014 :
Klezmer Keilidh with The Klatsh

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With Klezmer band, The Klatsh to accompany the dances - led by Judith Plowman.

Cost: £10 adv only (inc refreshments) from len.alden@me.com

6th November 2014 :
The Wailers are back ! The Legend Tour

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wailers2.jpgThe Wailers are back to mark their highly celebrated and anticipated Legend tour. The band will be performing the iconic album live on stage in its entirety featuring the classic chart- topping tracks “Three Little Birds,” “I Shot The Sheriff,” “Jamming” and many more. Read more »

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