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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep
18
Wed
2019
Women of the World: Maya Youssef and Craig Ogden Strings Attached @ Kings Place
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm
Women of the World: Maya Youssef and Craig Ogden Strings Attached @ Kings Place

After her sold-out Kings Place concert in 2018, Women of the World bring the award-winning Syrian qanun composer Maya Youssef and virtuoso guitarist Craig Ogden together in a concert exploring links with European, middle-eastern and south Asian music on plucked strings.

‘Strings Attached’ will feature a mix of solo and collaborative pieces as well as work by cross-cultural composer Priti Paintal.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Shiva Nova presents Romany exhibition @ Creative Folkstone Quarterhouse
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm
Shiva Nova presents Romany exhibition @ Creative Folkstone Quarterhouse

Ahead of their performance at 7.30pm, there will be a free Roma exhibition will be in the foyer.

  • Roma music workshop: 4pm – 5pm
    • Romani music is mainly vocal, osten songs with sad themes set over fast melodies.  It’s often accompanied by clapping, stamping, clicking and other sounds.
  • Dance workshop: 5pm – 6pm
    • Roma dance is famous for its graceful and joyful movements, always performed with energy, passion and freedom. The dance steps reflect Indian dance.  Flamenco and belly dancing are both influenced by Roma dance.
  • Romany diamonds show: 7.30pm – click her for more information
Shiva Nova presents Romany Diamonds @ Creative Folkstone Quarterhouse
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
Shiva Nova presents Romany Diamonds @ Creative Folkstone Quarterhouse

Three generations of one traditional Gypsy Roma family playing acoustic magic with fire and soul; amazing audiences with back-to-front violin playing and soul-searching ballads followed by musical Gypsy mayhem.

The prodigious combination of virtuoso violin and Reinhardt-esque guitar backed by violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, cymbalon and great vocals combine to make the heart thump, the feet tap, the hands clap and invites you into the secret world of joyous Gypsy melodies that haunt and delight your mind!

The World in a Tent Roma exhibition will be in the foyer all day hosting workshops in Roma music from 4pm-5pm and dance from 5pm-6pm for everyone to join in!