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Sound Foundation's live music nights are back in full swing, this time in the beautiful premises of NUMBER 90, in Hackney, East London. There will be food, drinks and outstanding live performances, including Sudanese chanteuse Amira Kheir and female synth-pop duo KALEIDA followed by the funky-house beats of DJ Guilhem Monin, co-founder of London's Colors crew collective.

 

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Hailed as the 'Diva of the Sudanese desert' (Journal du Mali), Sudanese-Italian singer AMIRA KHEIR has been enchanting audiences around the world with a sound inspired by traditional music from her homeland Sudan and anchored in experimental Jazz and Soul. The result is a unique style of 'Sudani-Jazz'. Following the release of her critically acclaimed debut album 'View From Somewhere' (2011 Contro Cultura Music/ Sterns African Music) Amira has been steadily rising in the World music and Jazz circuits appearing on line and on air including in BBC 3′s 'World on 3′ and BBC World Service Network Africa. She has also performed internationally on some of the world's biggest stages and festivals from WOMAD to the Festival Au Desert in Mali.

KALEIDA are a synth pop duo from London and the combined talents of Christina Wood (vocals, lyrics) and Cicely Goulder (keys & production, lyrics). Testament to their arresting style, their debut track, THINK has received global attention (reaching #2 Russian iTunes chart) after being selected as the soundtrack of Keanu Reeve's 'John Wick'. After the release of two online demos in late 2013, the buzz surrounding KALEIDA began to build as the effortlessly catchy THINK and TROPEA began to set the blog world alight.

 

French DJ GUILHEM MONIN is the co-founder of Colors and a true local of the Hackney Wick warehouse scene. Since April 2013, the majority French collective Colors has been throwing fun, flamboyant parties in the area's various industrial spaces. With a feel-good soundtrack of house, techno, funk and disco, it was only a matter of time before Colors expanded to include a record label and Guilhem now steps up for the label's second EP.

 

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SOUND FOUNDATION is an innovative social enterprise that is using music to generate real social and economic benefits to communities in and around Kampala, Uganda. By coming along, you are helping to support and expand the reach of their projects. You can check out the fantastic work they've done so far here: http://www.soundfoundation.org/

 

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