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Yorkston Thorne Khan

Folk at Kings Place

Yorkston Thorne Khan play Kings Place to launch their third album, Navarasa: Nine Emotions, tackling Robert Burns and Sufi poetry.

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The Sound of Tea

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

New live music mixes with lighting and soundscapes, participatory tea rituals and ambisonic technology, which captures the audience’s emotional responses in the performance space.

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Kamilya Jubran & Werner Hasler present ‘Wa’ + Khyam Allami

Contemporary at Kings Place

Renowned Palestinian vocalist and oud player Kamilya Jubran, and long-standing musical partner and composer Werner Hasler (trumpet & electronics) return to the UK in support of their new album Wa. With Wa, Jubran and Hasler

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Sona Jobarteh

Contemporary / ‘Under 14s’ / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

‘Sona Jobarteh is Africa’s first female griot kora virtuoso, and also a fine singer and composer, blending traditional music, blues and pop to impressive effect’ The Guardian

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Joan Shelley + James Elkington

Folk / Nature Unwrapped

Joan Shelley is a songwriter and singer who lives near Louisville, Kentucky not far from where she grew up. Like the River Loves the Sea is her fifth album.

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London Bulgarian Choir

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

The clashing otherworldly harmonies of Bulgarian singing are one of the musical glories of Europe. In this special performance, the London Bulgarian Choir presents songs from their latest album Songs of Forbidden Love.

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Kayhan Kalhor & Kiya Tabassian

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

A virtuoso of the Persian spiked fiddle called the kamancheh, Kayhan Kalhor is a three-time Grammy nominee widely considered to be the greatest living ambassador of Persian music.

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Electric Jalaba

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

A deep psychedelic, groove-heavy meeting between Moroccan Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi, Italian/English drummer Dave De Rose and four musical brothers from Dorset.

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San Salvador (London Premiere)

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

From France’s Massif Central region come San Salvador, a six-strong group based around voices and percussion. Their compositions use the Occitan language as a rhythmic instrument.

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Gaye Su Akyol

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

Turkish vocalist Gaye Su Akyol has taken the world by storm with music infused by psychedelia, surf rock and grunge. There’s an urgency about her music that betrays the political turmoil in Turkey.

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The Wolf of Baghdad – Live Score

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

The Wolf of Baghdad is a stimulating and moving ‘memoir of a lost homeland’ by animator and musician Carol Isaacs.

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Kefaya + Elaha Soroor

Contemporary / Songlines Encounters Festival

‘Traditional Hazara and other Afghan folk songs are taken on a journey from East to West with elements of jazz, electronica and dub’ ★★★★★ Financial Times Afghan singer Elaha Soroor and

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Saigyo-Zakura

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

Our classical programme includes highlights from Noh playwright Zeami’s masterpiece Saigyo-Zakura (Saigyo’s Cherry Tree) as performed by Minoru IV Gensho Umewaka.

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Song of the Birds

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Hear the songs of birds reimagined afresh in a cross-cultural collaboration between British recorder virtuoso Piers Adams, leader of the celebrated baroque quartet Red Priest, and Japanese Nohkan flute maestro Yukihiro Isso. Together they explore

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Noh Movement Workshop

Learning / Noh Reimagined

In this workshop, two shite actors offer a hands-on chance to learn the basic movement patterns of Noh, including use of physical space and breath control.

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Sumida River in Sign Language

Classical / Nature Unwrapped

Sumida River in Sign Language brings the natural and human worlds together in a drama of physical gesture and facial expression.

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Seminar: Understanding Noh

Learning / Noh Reimagined

This seminar by Professor Andrew Gerstle of SOAS, an eminent scholar specialising in Japanese traditional theatre, offers tips on how to appreciate Noh, as well as answering any questions you might have.

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Cerith Wyn Evans: Noh (A-Drift)

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Cerith Wyn Evans draws on his deep knowledge and love of Noh theatre to create a new film piece, as well as collaborating with Noh musicians to produce a live performance.

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Pre-Concert Talk: Eleanor Perry & Daniel Hay-Gordon

Free / Noh Reimagined

Dancer-actors Eleanor Perry and Daniel Hay-Gordon of Thick & Tight discuss the creative process behind their new piece, inspired by the Kyogen tradition.

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Kakitsubata (Water Iris)/Hengenka

Contemporary / Nature Unwrapped

Two much-loved classical masterpieces, a contemporary interpretation of Noh by dance duo Thick & Tight, plus the UK premiere of a work composed by Yukihiro Isso, which celebrates the awe-inspiring power of nature.

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