From: "Paula Arthur" <paula_dot_m_dot_arthur_at_dsl_dot_pipex_dot_com>Date: 19 October 2009 14:12:27 BDT
Early Music Festival 2009 Brighton
BREMF’s opening concert on Friday 23rd October at 8pm in
, Kemptown gets you right into the heart of the 2009 festival’s East Meets West theme. St George’s Church
With Judeo-Arabic dance songs, cantigas and laude spirituali, Berber rhythms and Moorish romanzas, dynamic group Joglaresa explore the musical contribution of
's cultural diaspora in Dancing in Tetuan. Iberia
"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 www.bremf.org.uk or 01273 709709
BREMF’s East meets West strand continues till 8th November:
- extraordinary collaborations across the centuries with music from
, China , India , the Middle East and Azerbaijan ; 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 www.bremf.org.uk or call 01273 833746 for a brochure