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Subject: SEFAN 2009-10-20_01 BREMF2009. Joglaresa - Friday 23rd October

From: "Paula Arthur" <paula_dot_m_dot_arthur_at_dsl_dot_pipex_dot_com>
Date: 19 October 2009 14:12:27 BDT

Brighton Early Music Festival 2009

BREMF’s opening concert on Friday 23rd October at 8pm in St George’s Church, Kemptown gets you right into the heart of the 2009 festival’s East Meets West theme.

With Judeo-Arabic dance songs, cantigas and laude spirituali, Berber rhythms and Moorish romanzas, dynamic group Joglaresa explore the musical contribution of Iberia's cultural diaspora in Dancing in Tetuan.

            "carnival-like exuberance...enjoyable and virtuosic" fRoots Magazine on Dancing in Tetuan

Intoxicating elements of Spanish, Italian, North African and Middle Eastern music are celebrated, with oud, darabuka, bendir, harp, fidel and searing vocals melding together.   Sounding more like a street carnival band than a solemn early music group, there is nothing airy-fairy in this medieval music - Joglaresa embodies the boldness and improvisatory chutzpah that gets straight to the heart of medieval music.

Book now: Tickets: £6-£20 or 01273 709709

BREMF’s East meets West strand continues till 8th November: 

  • extraordinary collaborations across the centuries with music from China, India, Azerbaijan, the Middle East and Eastern Europe
  • 21 events in venues across Brighton & Hove;
  • 3 events to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Find out more and book tickets at or call 01273 833746 for a brochure

Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board

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