Violinist Anna Phoebe and Romanian singer Oana Cătălina Chiţu (pictured) perform on the second night of Songlines Encounters Festival at Kings Place
Anna Phoebe delivers a power-packed punch of violin. Her charismatic energy has seen her working with Jethro Tull, Roxy Music and Oi Va Voi. In her new project Between The Shadow & The Soul, co-written with guitarist Nicolas Rizzi, she mixes Eastern and Western influences, plus a touch of Gypsy, into her lyrical and fiery playing.
One of Songlines‘ top albums last year was of the Romanian singer Oana Cătălina Chiţu singing the music of Maria Tănase (1913-1963), the ‘Romanian Edith Piaf’. Tanase took folk tunes from all over the country and performed them in nightclubs and on the radio. In her UK concert hall debut, Oana Cătălina Chiţu will bring this repertoire back to life with a fabulous virtuoso band. Her performance is kindly supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute London and the cimbalom is generously provided by the Embassy of Hungary in London.
Brand new collaborative track ‘Lume Lume’ from Oana & Anna
Brasov String Band
Brasov String Band take their name from a city in Transylvania, a region which crosses Hungary and Romania and holds a rich history and musical tradition. The project grew organically out of Francesca Ter-Berg (cello) and Flora Curzon’s (violin) shared passion for Transylvanian music. Having played together for many years in various outfits (Sam Lee and Friends, Katy Carr, Talvin Singh), the two girls finally managed to get a set together of some of the tunes they love.
You can book your tickets by visiting the Kings Place website or by calling 020 7520 1490. We hope to see you there!