Following on from its successful series last year, Equator’s Women of the World returns with another mix of music from around the world.
The Equator Festival Day Pass for Sat 20 Oct includes the following shows:
Equator Festival launched the Women of the World concert series in 2007, with the simple aim of promoting female performers from all music genres, from all over the world. Each year Equator showcases the best in female performers, musicians and songwriters. Over the last nine years the WOW series has presented music from Africa, Eastern-Europe, Middle East, India, Australia and the UK. The performances have included everything from choirs to solo performers, works you have heard before and new commissions. Previous performers include: Beyounes Quarter, Commander-in-Chief, Hannah Marcinowicz, Ignite Ensemble, London Bulgarian Choir, London Klezmer Quartet, London Tango Trio, Monica Vasconcelos, Oclay Bayir, Shallu Jindal, Carmen Souza, Invicta Voices, Anna Mudeka and Shiva Nova.
Twin composers Litha and Effy Efthymiou return to Kings Place to present a double bill: music from the Old Hispanic Liturgy and an exploration of the relationship between early Western art music and Miles Davis’s album Birth of the Cool‚ with Iain and Mark Gibbs, David Larkin and The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra.
Portuguese maverick fadista Claudia Aurora returns to London, with her new album, Mulher do Norte (Woman of the North) – a homage to her city Porto, her heritage and the way of living that made her the woman she is today.
‘Drenched in emotion and drama’ Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3
‘Haunting Portuguese fado… heartbreakingly poignant’ Time Out
‘Spine–tingling’ Alex Denney, NME
Gundula Gruen, with her ensemble Tatcho Drom and dancer Linda Cremin, presents her latest project, Macedonian Inspirations. Tatcho Drom, one of the UK’s leading exponents of Romany Gypsy music, has a broad repertoire including traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans as well as band leader’s Gundula’s own compositions.