18 June – 23 July, 2015
“Shining a light on the myriad musical cultures that enhance life in Britain today” is Club Inégales’ central message that outlines its upcoming summer season series Original Voices, held at the Euston hideout from 18 June to 23 July 2015. A total of five magic evenings will explore the best of UK’s contemporary music, oftentimes in dialogue with other arts disciplines and vibrant influences: think performance poetry, Chinese guqin, minimalist pieces played on accordion, violin-kora duo, or Nothern Indian songs. Both multibuy and individual tickets are available via Eventbrite.
On Thursday 18 June at 8pm, Original Voices open with the extraordinary performance poet, writer and musician Zena Edwards, whose radiant fusion of poetry, traditional African music instruments together with new technologies make her one the most unique voices to come out of London in recent years. A week later we welcome internationally renowned pi’pa and guqin virtuoso Cheng Yu, performing together with Wang Xiao (erhu) and Mengmeng Wu (guzheng) plus a special appearance by the distinguished Chinese writer and advocate Xinran, author of the best selling China Witness – Voices From a Silent Generation.
Inimitable English composer Howard Skempton will bring his accordion on Thursday 9 July, sing and rework both his Lament and the delightful song Trapeze with resident Ensemble Inégales, led by composer, conductor, and the club’s artistic director Peter Wiegold. This will be followed by the joyous collaboration of outstanding kora player Sura Susso and brilliant violinist Max Baillie (Thur 16 July). Finally, celebrated will be the important influence of Northern Indian music on contemporary British culture with singer Ranjana Ghatak who will appear at the club on Thursday 23 July.
ORIGINAL VOICES @ Club Inégales
18 June – 23 July 2015
180 North Gower Street NW1 2NB
Zena Edwards, 18th June 2015
Cheng Yu, 25th June 2015
Howard Skempton, 9th July 2015
Max Baillie & Sura Susso, 16th July 2015
Ranjana Ghatak, 23rd July 2015