£10 - £12
Songs of Africa
Laura Bradshaw is a community musician and singer/ songwriter living in Barry. In Laura’s workshop she will bring you uplifting, energising and celebratory songs from the African continent.
She has run community choirs and workshops for 25 years in and around South Wales as well as performed with various groups, from punk Indie flamenco in the 90’s to more folky acoustic in later years, including for the past 5 years, Bread and Roses with Frankie Armstrong and Pauline Down. For the past 2 years she has been facilitating the Oasis World Choir and Band, meeting some wonderful human beings from around the world as well as some incredibly talented and generously spirited musicians and singers. She has had a love of the songs of Africa since participating in drumming and singing courses with Gordy Ryan of the “Olatunji Drums of Passion” (Babatunde Olatunje) in Cardiff in 1991 – 1993 even having the chance to perform with the group when they toured the UK in 1992. Trained with Frankie Armstrong and Sarah Harman on a Community Music Wales tutor training course in 1992 and has since become a very passionate member of the Natural Voice Network – helping to bring to life the first Sing for Water Cardiff in 2015.