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A World in London fundraiser for Resonance FM

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Club Inégales

180 North Gower Street

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NW1 2NB

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DJ Ritu (Resonance FM's A World in London) presents a jam-packed all-star evening of world, fusion and folk musics in support of what Dazed and Confused accurately calls “One of the most exciting and unpredictable broadcasters in the world.” Featuring classical and world fusion ensemble iyatra Quartet, cinematic Celtic folk by Ailm and Nepalse fusion band Namlo. And headlined by the legendary mulit-instrumentalist Joji Hirota.

Joji Hirota - composer, taiko drummer, shakuhachi player and singer - is joined by half a dozen fellow drummers for this special concert performance. Joji's prolific career spans over 30 years and 16 albums, sculpting dynamic landscapes of rhythm and haunting melodies with the themes of nature and the beauty in every day life.

“A band who live by their wits and produce something different each night” (fRoots), iyatraQuartet are multi-instrumentalists who work collaboratively to create original, boundary-bending and joyful music. The London-based quartet have enjoyed recent performances at Totally Thames Festival, WOMAD, Songlines Encounters Festival, Cambridge Big Weekend and London International Arts Festival, providing a flavour of dizzy Balkan revelry” (Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph) wherever they go.

Five-piece group Ailm are one of the most impressive bands in the vanguard of new wave folk music coming out of the UK. Featuring the superb voice of Slovak Londoner Lori Secanska and mesmerising songs composed by skilled multi-instrumentalist Alex Paton, Ailm’s line-up is a perfect counterpoint to Brexit, with Italian- born Matteo Riccordo on percussion, classically trained cellist Clarissa Carlyon, and guitar virtuoso Richard Collins completing the line-up.

Namlo is Nepalese fusion band committed to raising the profile of Nepalese music - a unique collaboration of musicians inspired by virtuoso leader Ganga Thapa. The word “namlo’’ refers to the strap used with a “doko” basket o transport goods - symbolic of deep cultural bonding. Poetic lyrics and melodies inspired by the Himalayan mountains weave a cross-cultural musical soundscape influenced by diverse musics, from West Africa to South America.

“As with any big city, perhaps, it sometimes feels that London's diverse communities get on so peacefully because their worlds barely intersect. Resonance is a living rebuttal to that argument” (New Statesman).

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