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Enji

Songlines Encounters 2024

Sun 19 May
Contemporary

Enji

Songlines Encounters 2024

We welcome Munich-based Mongolian singer Enkhjargal Erkhembayar (aka Enji) to Songlines Encounters Festival, an artist who creates music that blends jazz and folk with traditional Mongolian influences.


Enji’s third album, Ulaan, opens with a stark reminder of her humanity as she declares, ‘I am Ulaan’ in her native Mongolian, a term affectionately given by her family. Throughout the album, Enji explores affirming expressions of herself, building on the jazz, folk, and Mongolian influences from her previous work. Enji’s vocals soar to new heights, matching the band’s exploration. Each song, inspired by moments of spontaneity and personal experiences, showcases Enji’s evolving self-discovery. Whether evoking dreams, capturing breathtaking views, or recounting village visits, her storytelling unfolds through rhythmic Mongolian melodies, highlighting her growth as a vocalist, bandleader, and storyteller. With guitarist and co-composer Paul Brändle and River Adomeit on bass, Enji is embarking on her first tour through Europe, leaving behind memorable moments of quietude and strength.

This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.

Reviews

‘[…] jazz singers like this rarely sound so unpretentious, original and free.’ The New York Times (Best Jazz Albums of the Year)

‘An elegant and powerful twist on traditional Mongolian music.’ The Guardian

‘These songs sound so inventive, so free, yet so grounded — and if they end up calming your mind, the aim wasn’t to numb it, but to open it.’ The Washington Post (Album of the Year)

Date:Sun 19 May
Start time:7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Venue:Hall Two
Price:£19.00
+ 10% booking fee.

Booking Fees

A booking fee of 10% will be applied in your basket, with a maximum charge of £5.00 per transaction. Kings Place Friends are exempt from all booking fees.

Why do booking fees apply?
Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

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