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Opening Talk: 'Sumidagawa'

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Ahead of the evening’s main event, a performance of ‘Sumidagwa’ in Hall One, join us for a discussion about the play between Noh performer Kohei Kawaguchi and Jason James, Director General of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation/

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Noh: ‘Sumidagawa’ and ‘A Tale of the Sumida River’

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

For our first headline event of Noh Reimagined 2024, Mu Arts and Kings Place are proud to present a rare performance of ‘Sumidagawa’, one of Noh Theatre’s greatest masterpieces. British storyteller Xanthe Gresham-Knight's ‘A Tale of the Sumida River’, adapted from ‘Sumidagawa’, will precede the Noh performance, offering an introduction to the play’s timeless narrative of love, loss, and the river that carries us all.

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Meet the Noh Performers

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Experience a memorable evening as you meet 9 Noh performers! This is a chance to have direct conversations with the esteemed performers from Japan and discuss their unforgettable performance of the Noh play ‘Sumidagawa’, right after the presentation in Hall One, over drinks and snacks.

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Workshop: Introduction to Noh Movement

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Join us in this workshop where you will discover the essence of movement and self-expression of Noh, an artform with a legacy spanning 650 years.

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Workshop: Noh Movement Creative Session

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Led by Kohei Kawaguchi, and Gasho Yamanaka, the shite actors of the Kanze School, join us for a Noh Movement Creative Sessions that is open to everyone, but most suitable for actors, choreographers and dancers.

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Workshop: Noh Music

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Join us for a unique opportunity to experience demonstrations and participate in a hands-on workshop led by renowned Noh musicians.

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Throne Of Blood

Film / Noh Reimagined

Transposing the action to sixteenth century Japan, 'Throne of Blood' is Akira Kurosawa's re-telling of Shakespeare's Macbeth. 

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Noh Reimagined New Music

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

British composers Ben Nobuto and Hollie Harding, recently returned from a residency in Japan, join Daryl Jamieson, a multi-award-winning composer and Noh expert, to discuss the influence of Noh on future generations of composers, followed by a screening of two pieces by Jamieson.

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Noh: ‘Kinuta’

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

For the closing event of Noh Reimagined 2024, we present a performance of Zeami Motokiyo’s final and greatest play.

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Al Maqamat Festival: Night 1

Contemporary at Kings Place

Al Maqamat is a unique two-day festival of music curated by renowned singer Rachid Gholam, celebrating the great variety of ‘maqamat’: the musical modes of the Arab world. Over a weekend in June, Kings Place will come alive with the rich and diverse Andalusian sounds inherited by Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Syria and preserved and developed by its pioneers over the centuries.

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Al Maqamat Festival: Night 2

Contemporary at Kings Place

Al Maqamat is a unique two-day festival of music curated by renowned singer Rachid Gholam, celebrating the great variety of ‘maqamat’: the musical modes of the Arab world. Over a weekend in June, Kings Place will come alive with the rich and diverse Andalusian sounds inherited by Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Syria and preserved and developed by its pioneers over the centuries.

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Gülseven Medar Quartet + Tara Jaff, Mehdi and Adib Rostami

Contemporary at Kings Place

Art Stage and Vaak Records are excited to present the second edition of their groundbreaking VaakStage Festival, bringing together a unique double bill featuring acclaimed Kurdish, Iranian, and Turkish folk and improvised music.

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Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke

Contemporary at Kings Place

Serious is proud to present the stunning collaboration between Grammy-nominated vocalist-arranger Gretchen Parlato and Herbie Hancock collaborator guitarist-vocalist Lionel Loueke, their first show in London since releasing their debut duo album Lean In last year on Edition Records.

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Kiiōtō

Contemporary at Kings Place

Kings Place is proud to present the live performance of the debut album As Dust We Rise by Kiiōtō, the new collaborative project from pianist/songwriter Rohan Heath & Mercury nominated singer/songwriter Lou Rhodes (of Lamb).

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Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

Songlines Encounters Festival welcomes Asmaa Hamzaoui, the foremost female ambassador of Gnawa music. With her group Bnat Timbouktou, she delivers a contagious brand of evangelistic desert blues.

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Tarren

Folk / Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

Kings Place welcomes Tarren to their Future Folk series, a collaboration between Sid Goldsmith, Alex Garden and Danny Pedler. Formed in 2021, this trio is creating new Folk music, by incorporating modular hooks and minimalist forms, Tarren is leading folk music to a new place, while keeping the pulse of traditional dance at its heart.

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Nur: Aidan O’Rourke with Brighde Chaimbeul, Bashir Saade, Graeme Stephen and Rachel Sermanni

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

A project brought together by Guest Curator Aidan O’Rourke, celebrating the grit, calibre and charisma of Edinburgh’s grassroots music-making, featuring Brighde Chaimbeul, Bashir Saade, Graeme Stephen and Rachel Sermanni.

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Rodrigo Amarante

Contemporary at Kings Place

Kings Place and Bird On The Wire are proud to present Brazilian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rodrigo Amarante to Hall One for a very special London performance, his first in over two years.

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Quartet Diminished featuring Colin Bass

Contemporary at Kings Place

Vaak Records & Artstage present Quartet Diminished's first concert in London, featuring the exceptional Colin Bass as a guest musician.

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Lost Map Records: Pictish Trail + Afterlands

Contemporary / Scotland Unwrapped

Kings Place and Eat Your Own Ears are proud to present a very special label night for Scottish imprint Lost Map Records, featuring a headline set from label boss Johnny Lynch’s psychedelic outfit Pictish Trail, and support from new collaborative duo Afterlands (featuring members of The Phantom Band and Strike The Colours).

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Louise McMonagle: Ancient Modernity

Contemporary / Scotland Unwrapped

Scottish cellist Louise McMonagle (Riot Ensemble) presents Scottish composers from Anna Meredith to John Maxwell Geddes, plus works for cello and electronics spatialised in soundscape.

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Songs We Carry: Saied Silbak & Ana Silvera

Contemporary at Kings Place

Acclaimed singer and multi-instrumentalist Ana Silvera and Palestinian composer, Oud virtuoso and singer Saied Silbak join creative forces in their debut EP ‘Songs We Carry’, a new collaboration exploring the common ground between their heritages - the emotive, melancholy of Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) music and the rich Maqams and intricate melodies of Arabic song.

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Sam Carter

Folk / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

Sam Carter, a Midlands-born guitarist and songwriter who has earned a reputation for vivid, heartfelt songwriting and captivating live performances, makes a welcome return to Kings Place.

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Armstrong meets Wollny

Classical / London Piano Festival

Two world-class pianists come together for a very special collaboration at London Piano Festival: Kit Armstrong and Michael Wollny.

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