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San Salvador

Fri 20 May 2022
Contemporary

San Salvador

‘… rich chords, call-and-response, drone-backed dissonances, microtonally inflected incantations, complex counterpoint, hocketing, propulsive unison refrains — delivered with handclaps, drumbeats and full-throated vehemence.’ New York Times


San Salvador, a vocal sextet from France’s Massif Central, sing in Occitan – but you certainly don’t need to understand the language to enjoy their Provencal polyphony, heart-warming harmonies and propulsive percussion.

Three women and three men with a tambourine and two big drums, they describe their music as a search for universal folklore. Their compositions use the Occitan language as a rhythmic instrument, combining poetry with hypnotic vocal harmonies cascading over shifting patterns of compelling percussion to create their own universe. It’s a joyful quest that sees them following every path from the crossroads of trance, choral punk, global vocalese and math-rock constructions; modern Occitan troubadours at large in the world.

Their performance at last summer’s WOMAD festival was considered one of the highlights.

Please note that this is a mixed seating / standing event – seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please call the Box Office on 020 7520 1490 or email info@kingsplace.co.uk to discuss your access requirements. 

This event was originally scheduled to take place on Fri 21 May 2021, but was postponed due to the pandemic.


Date & start time:Fri 20 May 2022 – 8.30pm
Venue:Kings Place Hall One - GA
Availability:Tickets available
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