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Living in London means you have easy access to hundreds upon hundreds of gigs, making it easy to forget that there are other shows happening outside of the capital. For those of you who live elsewhere in the UK, here is a quick look at some of the gigs happening in and around the rest of the country within the next few month.
Events to watch out for this month across the UK:
20 Sept Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers – Town Hall
28 Sept Latinmotion Presents Del Camino – The Jam House, Birmingham
8 Oct Giuliano Modarelli & Bhupinder Singh Chaggar – Symphony Hall Cafe Bar
13 Oct Folk For Free: Toy Hearts – Symphony Hall Cafe Bar
14 Oct Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra – Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath
20 Oct The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Symphony Hall
29 Oct Arun Ghosh – The Mac, Birmingham
30 Oct Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares – Town Hall
7 Oct Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts – Bingham Folk Club, Bingham
8 Oct Julie Palmer and Phil Preen – Stalwarts of the Grand Union Folk Club,Tamworth Road, Long Eaton
8 Oct Jackie Oates – The Glee Club, Nottingham
13 Oct Alejandro Escovedo – The Glee Club, Nottingham
27 Oct Zion Train –The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
28 Oct Ben Sands – Bingham Folk Club, Bingham
24 Sept West African Drum And Dance Workshop With Vieux And Saskia Bakayoko – Dmac Studios Hamilton House, Bristol
5 Oct Sain Zahoor – Colston Hall, Bristol
25 Oct Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares – Colston Hall, Bristol
29 Sep Zion Train – The Junction, Cambridge
1 Oct Tango Siempre – Turner Sims, Southampton
15 Oct Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers – The Anvil, Basingstoke
19 Oct Tindersticks Performing Claire Denis Film Scores – The Anvil, Basingstoke
7 Oct Botw Presents: Misty In Roots – The Wardrobe, Leeds
11 Oct Skip Little Axe Mcdonald – Band On The Wall, Manchester
20 Oct Sabrina Malheiros – Band On The Wall, Manchester
27 Oct Arun Ghosh – Band On The Wall, Manchester
Artist David Owen recounts how he created the cover for the new Jackie Oates album
“Jackie originally asked me to design her sleeve similar to the Valentines [cards] that I make – lots of jewels and gold foil and fine detail with a photograph of a folk heroine, such as Barbara Allen or Polly Oliver. But we also talked at great length about the ideas and influences that feature on the recording and in Jackie’s personal life at that time. We looked mainly at the work of Alphonse Mucha and also Joseph Cornell and Ivan Bilibin and Kris Kuksi.
I liked the idea of making the piece of work life-sized – rather than using a photo of Jackie, I thought it would look better if she was actually a part of the artwork, building the whole piece around her. I also remembered seeing the work of French photographers Pierre et Gilles, whose elaborate photographs look like composite images but are actually single shots using clever sets and scenery. I took this idea even further and decided to have all the lettering and titles within the artwork, nothing would be added later – it would be one single complete image.
Once we’d established the basic idea I had to build the box frame, draw around Jackie to get her position and then I spent a couple of months decorating the frame, installing the fairy lights, gluing the boxes and shelves. Jackie would keep sending me parcels of personal possessions and items that she wanted to put into the boxes and on the shelves, totemic items that embodied the spirit and creative influence of the music and her personality.
For the final photo session Jackie had a dress specially made by Andi Walker from the RCA in London. We arranged for two different photographers at the shoot – Bryan Ledgard and Emily Ings. Bryan took the majority of the photos – it had been my intention to manipulate his finished photograph to look like an old art nouveau poster, but Emily used a Lomo camera with a pin hole lens and produced the shot that made the final cover instead – it just perfectly captured the ‘out of time’ slightly disconnected and dream-like mood to perfection. There was no manipulation required of her final shot, it’s reproduced exactly as she took it.”
This podcast includes highlights from the October 2011 issue of Songlines (#79) opening with music from the new album by Tinariwen (V2), as part of our Touareg cover feature. Songlines editor-in-chief, Simon Broughton, plays a bonus track from Ravi Shankar’s playlist – Norah Jones and Herbie Hancock’s ‘Court & Spark from River: The Joni Letters (Verve)’.
Features include: Nasim Masoud on Maria Bethânia, Simon Broughton talking about the Touareg phenomenon and Francesco Martinelli on Sezen Aksu. Nathaniel Handy brings you the latest news with the Official UK World Music Album Chart and more. The podcast ends with music by Jackie Oates (ECC Records).
The next Songlines podcast, featuring highlights from the Nov/Dec issue (#80), will be available from 14th October 2011.
The October 2011 issue of Songlines is on sale in the UK from September 2 and includes our regular Top of the World CD with ten tracks from the finest new releases from around the planet. The Top of the World CD also includes five tracks selected by the Indian music maestro Ravi Shankar.
The Top of the World CD includes tracks from Vieux Farka Touré, son and heir to the Malian blues guitar legend; a masterful collaboration between English folk giants June Tabor and Oysterband; the new album from the queen of Turkish pop, Sezen Aksu; a collaborative recording from the Iranian Trio Chemirani; and the Arab-Andalus repertoire of Amina Alaoui, among others.
The main editorial features include:
• Cerys Matthews – A brand new regular column from the former Catatonia lead singer, folk musician and radio DJ.
• Desert Blues – As Tinariwen release their latest album, we look at their role in putting the music of the Sahara on the map and what the future holds for the Touareg.
• Sezen Aksu – The diva of Turkish pop makes a rare UK visit next month but proves highly elusive when Songlines goes to meet her in Istanbul.
• JuJu – Guitarist Justin Adams and ritti player Juldeh Camara have struck up a winning formula with their fusion of West African grooves and old-school blues.
• Jackie Oates – The Imagined Village, Cecil Sharp Project and Lush cosmetics – what’s next for the young English folk singer and fiddle player?
• Fatoumata Diawara – The new name on the Malian music scene who’s been making waves on the festival circuit this summer.
• Beginner’s Guide to Brazilian chanteuse Maria Bethânia.
• Festival Profile: Warsaw Cross-Culture Festival, Poland.
• Postcard from Scotland.
• Backpage from South Sudan.
• My World – Indian music maestro Ravi Shankar.
• Grooves – Bellowhead’s Rachael McShane, Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz, and Gambian kora player Sura Susso.
• News, including the London African Music Festival.
• Reviews of the latest CD, DVD and World Cinema releases.