Bokanté At the Apex Bury St Edmunds

Members of the Bury Culture Quest Group went to the Bokante gig at the Apex last Wednesday. The very eclectic range of influences and great musicianship created a really different musical experience. Everyone was smiling at the end.

Anna Mudeka. The Mbira and African music.

We were very grateful to Anna who did our guest musician session yesterday. She demonstrated the Mbira and sang and played songs from Zimbabwe. It was a great experience to hear the instrument and Anna’s voice acoustically and promoted interesting discussion about the radically different approach to music in African cultures.

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Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Members of the Norwich Culture Quest group went to two concerts this year which well represented the diversity of music played in the group. We were able to subsidise the tickets and 3 people went to see Deva Mahal at the Norwich Playhouse.  Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the performance and were able to meet Deva and the band after the gig. This song was one of the highlights of the set which included a lot of audience participation. Click on the Watch on You Tube below to see and hear.

 

The other concert was the Britten Sinfonia with Thomas Ades at The Theatre Royal. They played Beethoven’s 4th and 5th Symphonies and Gerald Barry’s Piano Concerto which is a very modern dissonant piece that was a lot of fun. Four people went from the group and one member described it as a wonderful experience, we were all entranced by the quality of the playing and the Orchestral sound.