- May 28th, Friday 1:10pm: "Vibraciones del alma": Alison Turriff & Ingo Davis-Rutter @ St. James' Church (197 Piccadilly W1J 9LL) Free, £3 suggested donation Prize-winning clarinettist Alison Turriff reminisces back to her studies in Spain, presenting a programme of hot-blooded works with fiery, driving rhythms and passionate melodies, on an instrument whose national popularity is widely regarded as being second to that only of the guitar. Here, el clarinete takes a well-deserved place centre-stage in a programme which showcases some of Spain’s rich clarinet repertoire, in addition to some popular favourites. She is joined by pianist Inga Davis-Rutter http://www.ilams.org.uk/concerts.htm
- May 28th, Friday: "Explosive Carnival Samba Show" @ Islington Metal Works (7 Torrens St EC1V 1NQ) £7 before 10pm, £9 after 10pm: Learn your first steps of Samba and Baile Funk at 9pm to warm up for this torrid night of tropical sweetness.Your Dj’s Jerome and Shakit joined by Afro-Romanzo and Keita will set the dancefloor ablaze with Latin, Caribbean, African sounds and more. Salsa, Reggaeton, Reggae Dancehall, Latin House, Merengue, Tropipop, Cumbia, Coupe Decale and more and more and more. www.sunbailante.com
- May 29th, Saturday 6:30pm: Balkan Fever London @ Ocean (Hackney) (270 Mare StreetE8 1HE) £10-16 adv: BALKAN FEVER LONDON returns in 2010 as a one-day Festival with 6 hours of music in a big venue - OCEAN HACKNEY - with huge dance floor, big stage, sound system and long bar. 4 acts will travel to the UK specially for the show making it a unique event! Top Music from Hungary, Romania, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania and more... Traditional, Funky Fusions, Gypsy Madness, SchliwoBeatz, Soulful Sevdah. Something for everyone. Time to catch the Fever! http://tinyurl.com/2aeqaoa
- May 29th, Saturday 9:00pm: Afrik Bawantu Live @ The Rest is Noise (Brixton SW9 8BH) £3 Afro-beat collective Afrik Bawantu blend vibrant African percussion to a rifflingly funky horn section. http://www.spoonfed.co.uk/london/event/afrik-bawantu-622210/
Friday, 28 May 2010
Nomad's Calendar: This Weekend
Be sure not to miss some of the great shows coming up this weekend! Can't make any of them? Then, check out Nomad's Calendar for details on other upcoming shows.