South African Zulu Male Choir
Making a triumphant return to the 2016 festival are the magnificent South African Zulu Male Choir, who have toured throughout the UK, Europe and internationally, appearing at many high profile events including singing in Wembley Stadium at the release celebrations for, and in front of, Nelson Mandela.
The South African Zulu Male Choir was formed from a core of artists who came to Britain in 1976 as part of the music and dance troupe Ipi Tombi. The Imbube and Isicathamiya tradition of unaccompanied harmony singing originated in the mines of Southern Africa, and is now known throughout the world. Their repertoire includes songs exploring themes of war, suffering, famine, love, happiness and Christianity. The South African Zulu Male Choir are a force to reckon with – amazing to watch and brilliant to listen to.
Award winning musician Camilo Menjura is an inspirational Colombian Guitarist, Singer and Choir Leader, based in London since 2006. He has appeared at many festivals in the UK and Europe including Womad, Edinburgh Fringe, Latitude, Shambala, Sunrise, Rudosltadt and Festival Au Desert in Mali.
His music conveys shades of the Latin American Folk sound, nurtured by his explorations and collaborations with several projects and musicians from different corners of the globe including Justin Adams (UK), Amira Kheir (Sudan), Mauricio Velasierra (Colombia), Mira Awad (Palestine-Israel), AMJ Collective (Jamaica-UK-Cuba) and Cumbe (Colombia). His distinctive style is an amalgamation of the rich and varied spectrum of rhythms played along the South American musical landscape.
Côr y Gors
New! Spotlight on Wales
Côr y Gors is a unique musical ensemble who perform and record songs written for them by song writer/composer, Nick Jones. They have been ploughing their own harmonic furrow since 2004, in a coastal village called Borth in mid Wales, and performed extensively throughout Wales and beyond. With many voices singing in harmony, their roots in Western choral traditions are undeniable. However, go a little deeper, and words like choral and choir don’t really describe the sound and the music which Côr y Gors makes.
Côr y Gors are performing as part of new festival initiative to raise the profile of contemporary a cappella music written by and for composers and community choirs based in Wales.
If you would like your music/choir to be considered for the programme in 2017, please contact Festival Director, Paula Redway, via email@example.com
Tickets: Advance: £16/£14/£8 Door: £18/£16/£9