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ALTAR_NATIVE presents SOOTHSAYERS + LAURA JURD & DOMINIC MURCOTT

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St Peter's Church, Walworth

Liverpool Grove

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SE17 2HH

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A chance to hear SOOTHSAYERS artfully mixing in funk and Afrobeat to their deep dub in the stunning settings of a Grade 1 listed church....

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SOOTHSAYERS’ live performances are where the band take their organic unique and universally uplifting afro - dub sound to the next level combining high quality musicianship with a lyrical message, warm sonics and irresistible dance grooves. They have performed at an impressive list of festivals, venues and theatres including Rototom Festival (Spain), The North Sea Jazz Festival, Dhaka World Music Festival, London Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, Barbados World Music Festival.

Live radio sessions include BBC Radio 3, BBC radio London, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service.

SOOTHSAYERS’ reputation as a great live band and innovative studio producers has led to collaborations with top quality artists including a host of world famous Jamaicans like Johnny Clarke, Cornel Campbell, Michael Prophet, Little Roy as well as great work with UK based artists Mad Professor, Dennis Bovell, Earl 16 and Manasseh.

SOOTHSAYERS’ band leaders Idris Rahman and Robin Hopcraft have also lent their skills to an array of other projects including Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA, Arun Ghosh, Aswad, Anoushka Shankar, “Fela” The Musical and the National Theatre and many more.

Warming up for SOOTHSAYERS will be...

LAURA JURD: formidable trumpet player, composer and improviser from the UK. A recipient of multiple awards and a BBC New Generation Artist from 2015-2017, Laura has developed a formidable reputation as one of the most distinctive and creative composer-performers to emerge from the UK in recent years.

DOMINIC MURCOTT: renowned composer, percussionist, curator and educator based in London. Much of his work combines acoustic instruments with computers, film and other media. He has a continuing interest in work that is personalised for specific performers and has created acoustic/electronic pieces for trumpeter Noel Langley, percussionist Joby Burgess, clarinetist Joan Enric Lluna, harpist Sioned Williams and the Elysian String Quartet among many others.

The two of them come together especially for ALTAR_NATIVE to form a duo that will explore 'space, texture and a touch of groove'.

Throughout the performance, artist OSCAR ROMP will be sketching the musicians ... and the finished artwork will be auctioned then and there after the gig to raise funds for the Robes project, a charity who provide shelter for people who find themselves homeless in London.

ABOUT ALTAR_NATIVE:

This concert is the third in the ALTAR_NATIVE series in the stunning surroundings of the Sir John Soane designed Grade 1 listed St Peter’s Church, Walworth.

Thanks to a “Grass Roots Music” grant from Arts Council England, promoters LOUIE LOUIE are able to present live music & workshops in the community

ABOUT THE VENUE:

St Peter's, Walworth is a grade one listed church designed by the celebrated Georgian architect, Sir John Soane. Since its construction in 1825, St Peter's has been at the heart of the community serving the needs of local people. The building was significantly damaged by bombing in the Second World War but was restored to it's former glory in the 1950s. One significant survival of the bombing was the magnificent Bechstein piano which is still played to this day.

Father Michael Robinson, Assistant Curate of St Peter's Walworth said, "We are delighted to be part of this exciting collaboration of community and music, bringing together so many different cultural influences into a sacred space."  

ABOUT THE PROMOTER:

Louie Louie is a café/bar/restaurant hybrid on the Walworth Road SE17.

Coffee & contemporary food by day meets cocktails, hifi music & neighbourhood dining by night.

We have very kindly been allowed to set up a bar + food stall INSIDE the church. Featuring draft beer c/o local brewers ORBIT BEERS and vegan food prepared by Louie Louie, why not join us early and make a whole evening of it?

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St Peter's Church, Walworth

Liverpool Grove

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SE17 2HH

United Kingdom

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