We are extremely pleased to presents Night (Nepali Folk Band) and Haymanot Tesfa (from Amharic singer and traditional krar player) on 18th of August for our 5th series.So please join with us to a night of explosive rhythms and hypnotic melody lines that will take you out of London and around the world.HAYMANOT TESFA & ANSUMAN BISWAS (ETHIOPIAN FOLK)The First act of the evening comes from Amharic singer and traditional krar player (Ethiopian lyre)Haymanot Tesfa, accompanied by percussionist Ansuman Biswas. Haymanot’s music is inspired by the ancient landscapes and meditative social & religious music of her Ethiopian roots. The sound of Haymanot’s voice is fearless and intensely experimental.Performances-WOMAD 2014, Lantern Theatre Sheffield-Vortex (African Music Festival 2017)- Music Port Festival 2017,-Free Thinking Festival 2018 at the Sage Gates head for BBC Radio 3Video link
(Nepali Folk)The Main Act comes from the Night (Nepali Folk Band); a Kathmandu-based folk band that focus on reviving lost and endangered Nepali instruments, creating new sounds rooted in Nepali heritage. The people, places and cultures of Nepal are their greatest inspiration.“Enthralling energy and poignancy”– Himalayan News“Reworking Nepali Traditions into stunning new soundscapes"-Making TracksVideo Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr_TLT_E7lg&list=RD_AADt8yNBvY&index=2Websitehttp://wearenight.com/Audiences are invited to interact with the artists after the performances through a live Q&A session, providing an opportunity to learn about the performers’ artistic journeys and musical styles.Food will be available to buy at the event so don’t eat first!
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Album Review: Night – Jhalka Raya Buka [26th August 2017]
The world of folk music is, nowadays, experiencing a revival where artists struggle to find a balance between traditions, integrity, and individual innovation. With the album, Jhalka Raya Buka, the Nepali band Night offers a new-school folk packed with plenty of respectful reminiscences and additional field recordings of Nepal’s musical…
Review: Night @ Sage Gateshead Hall 2 (Gateshead, Saturday 9th April 2016)
Describing themselves as a ‘new-school folk band’ Night have sought out traditional instrumentation and stories of day to day life from throughout their native Nepal, blending these influences together to create a body of material aimed at raising the profile of traditional culture and contemporary socio-political matters. In their song…