Date & Time: 10-Jul-2021 14:30 - 15:15
Event Code: 10009
Location: Victoria Park - Bandstand
Description: Chalguh Chengi – ‘spirit of live music and dance’ in Turkish – is a vibrant, colourful and accessible exploration of some of the myriad folk and classical music and dance styles rooted in the traditions of Turkey, the Balkans and the Middle East. Introducing the evocative sounds of an array of Middle Eastern Percussion, Oud, Saz, Zurna, Piano Accordion, Clarinet, Violin and Classical Kemence, with the beautiful vocals of Sevilay and spectacular dance by Anna Kemper. The six accomplished multi-instrumentalists of Hazir play a rich array of acoustic instruments, with Sevilay’s voice evoking the beautiful sounds of her homeland Turkey. Anna Kemper has been performing Turkish and Middle Eastern dance internationally for over 2 decades. She has shared stages with some of the greatest artists of the genre, including Turkish fusion band Oojami, bellydance superstar Sonia Ochoa and Egyptian band Baladi Blues Ensemble. Commissions include teaching and performing within community and outreach organisations as well as the London Olympics. Lulu Austin Violin Elvin Herrick Middle Eastern Percussion Simon Leach Oud, Saz, Zurna, Percussion Jo Levine Piano Accordion, Voice, Percussion Tom Parry Clarinet, Ney, Percussion Sevilay Turlington Voice, Classical Kemence Anna Kemper Dance, Percussion This project is supported by Arts Council England.