Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we host The Queen of Mbira music from Zimbabwe – Stella Chiweshe. The first female artist to gain prestige and recognition in a music tradition usually dominated by men, Chiweshe is an acclaimed mbira player – an instrument known as the backbone of Zimbabwean music.
Really pleased to release five more recordings from the Incus catalogue this week. This time we’ve focussed on Derek Bailey’s Company – “ad-hoc groupings” of fantastic free improvisers – including Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Tristan Honsinger, Fred Frith, Steve Lacy, Jamie Muir, Hugh Davies, Wadada Leo Smith, Akio Suzuki, Steve Lacy and many others. Essential listening – enjoy!
New shows announced this week include a rare OTO appearance for Earth guitarist, Dylan Carlson, as well as well as the OTO Christmas Fair.
Full listings below. We look forward to seeing you here.