PhytologyBethnal Green Nature Reserve Middleton Street, London, E2 9RR
vendredi 24 juillet de 18:00 à 21:30
À partir de £9(1 autre option disponible)
Every week from May to September, we gather in beautiful green spaces across London to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world.
In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink, and the company of others.
Campfire Club performances are unamplified, setting an intimate tone and allowing you to really connect with the artists and the music.
Join us for the season - enjoy access to all 22 of our London Campfire Club events in 2020 with the £120 Season Ticket (That's just over £5 an event!)
Moira Smiley is a singer/composer who creates and performs new work for voices. A musical polyglot and vocal shape-shifter, her voice – and composing – are heard on feature films, BBC and PBS television programmes, NPR and on more than 60 albums. When she’s not leading her own group she tours with Indie artist tUnE-yArDs, Irish music powerhouse, Solas, The Lomax Project and Billy Child’s “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined”. Recent solo performances include TED, Stravinsky’s ‘Les Noces’, the London Proms Festival, features on BBC3’s The Choir, and ABC Australia’s Books & Arts programmes.
Her recordings feature spare, vocally driven collections of warped traditional songs, original polyphony and body percussion. In addition to her performing work, she is in high demand as a choral clinician, composer and arranger.
"Beautifully blended harmony, with striking instrumental accompaniment" - Stephen Fry, Culver City News
fra fra Funeral Songs was recored 100% live and outdoors without overdubs by Grammy-winning music producer and author, Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ustad Saami, The Good Ones [Rwanda], ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Zomba Prison Project) in northern Ghana.
The group is led by Small, a man who exalts his diminutive size rather than seeing it as a lack. He picked the two-string Kologo ‘guitar' with dog-tags fastened at the head as rattles. A hallmark of Fra Fra culture are the tiny bone mouth flutes that they actually call horns, since that is what they are made from.
Far from deathly dirges, these were largely celebrations. Their process of mourning bares more than a passing resemblance to a New Orleans second line marching band. It is challenging to disregard this as mere coincidence given the sad history of the transatlantic slave trade exploiting their very region in the north.
What the audience said:
“This event was phenomenal. I cannot wait until I attend another one… the musicians were something else. I certainly didn’t feel as though I was in Peckham, but some enchanted woodlands” – Design My Night
“Walking into a wonderland of nature with beautiful music and people, it made me feel wonderfully elated.” – Jane S
“What a magical gig! Sat around a campfire in the beautiful @Glengall_Garden as the sun sets listening to @JGhedi & @PiersFaccini. Lovely lovely lovely” – @showmethemunny
“The atmosphere was incredible, I knew I would love the music but I loved the atmosphere just as much.” – Anon
“Beautiful magical evening with #CampfireClub such a wonderful idea for unamplified performance around a campfire” – @soryahh
For more information on Campfire Club and our other upcoming events, head to our website here.