Following a couple of tours in Europe, as well as recent appearances in the duo Tsvey Kipperim, the Kippers are back in full-power mode with their album Seven Sisters. Since their union in 2013, Don Kipper has interpreted the soulful sense of joy and grief of North-East London communities coexisting in the streets. The real question is, how can seven band members, each with a compelling intuition for folk and traditional music – from Turkish, Greek, Jewish and Romani legacies, to Mediterranean and West African seashores – not end up cutting, mixing and spicing up all these vibrant sonic ingredients with the contemporary electro and jazz vibes of today’s London?
Seven Sisters is a must listen for those seeking enjoyment in the form of substantial and thoughtful musical exploration: ten tracks blending together world music which may relate to that of London’s music scene. This evening will easily tune you into the travelling people’s fervid elements of musical compositions because that is what the underlying true power of Don Kipper channels. The connection between its members and their sinuous skills preaches human engagement and demands individuals’ attentive participation.
Why not head to the album launch party to witness these groovy relationships? Woodburner found a delightful collaboration for the evening of 22nd June with Big Ben Jorge, Brazilian pop music preachers that have recently seduced crowds around London, whilst captivating those regular listeners and seekers of devoted musical performances. Still reading? We’ll see you at Wilton’s Music Hall.