Songlines Encounters Festival 2016
Kings Place, London
Celebrating its sixth year Songlines Encounters Festival champions adventurous and groundbreaking artists we feel passionate about. This year's programme of concerts features music from South Africa, Mali, Hungary, Ghana, Finland and the UK.
Thursday, June 2 (Hall 1, 8pm)
The three singers from Finland's best-known folk group - Mari Kaasinen, Susan Aho and Karoliina Kantelinen - will perform the UK premiere of their new album Viena. 'The three singers are on fire,' wrote Fiona Talkington in the review of the album. Inspired by the remote territory of Viena Karelia and its runo singers, these are powerful songs about legend, landscape and ancestral lore and will be accompanied on flute, accordion and kantele (zither).
John Williams and Derek Gripper (two performances)
Friday, June 3 (Hall 1, 8pm) SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 4 (Hall 1, 2pm)
An evening featuring two acclaimed guitarists, John Williams and Derek Gripper. As well as playing solo, they will also play a selection of kora music arranged by Gripper.
Friday, June 3 (Hall 2, 9.45pm)
Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Saturday, June 4 (Hall 1, 8pm)
For this performance, the hugely charismatic, Stradivarius-playing Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos will be revisiting some of the Gypsy repertoire of his illustrious ancestor János Bihari.
- 10% off Festival Pass (telephone orders only)
- 25% discount on single tickets (excluding online saver seats)
- For discount code see issue #1116 subscribers' carrier sheet or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Offers subject to availability
- Deadline for booking June 1 2016
- Book online at www.kingsplace.co.uk or call 020 7520 1490