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A gathering of world-class musicians from around the globe, monthly club night and livestream series, Parasang celebrates the different sounds present in London today. Each of the three Parasang shows in the London Unwrapped series at Kings Place brings together an eclectic selection of London-based musicians from diverse cultural roots and musical backgrounds to create a new musical form that is ancient and new, spontaneous and organised. Using electronic machines and modular synthesisers, Pouya Ehsaei, co-founder of Parasang, creates an ever-evolving structure of electronic sounds. Together they explore this soundworld, responding to one another in a unique way – like starlings floating in the sky, following one another, taking the lead from each other, constantly morphing into a new form, constantly evolving together. Expect waves of sound influenced by Jazz, Dub, Afro-Cuban Rhythms, Electronic dance music and West African Griots.
For the third and final iteration of the series, Pouya Ehsaei will be joined by: Afla Sackey, Ghanaian-born percussionist, vocalist and composer who started his creative life as a dancer with the Bukom Ensemble of Ghana, known for their infectious folk-driven rhythms. Afla’s elders soon recognised the musical potential of this youth and encouraged him with careful guidance and training. This provided the foundations upon which he has developed his career in music and dance. Sarah Tandy, an inspiring bandleader and keyboard player whose compositions are steeped in the rich traditions of jazz whilst enthusiastically rupturing the confines of the genre and Wonky Logic, aka Dwayne Kilvington, an upcoming force on the left-field hip-hop scene – blending soulful electronics with crunk beats.
Parasang is a night of live improvisation led by Iranian electronic musician Pouya Ehsaei and producer Harry Follett. More info: @Parasanglive