with Yaz Fentazi & Robyn Hemmings
Wednesday, 28th February 2018, 19:00 - 21:00
We are pleased to announce a special North African and middle east music.
The first set with be an open mic session music performed by anyone who would like to take part. This will be followed by a performance of Yaz Fentazi on Oud and Robyn Hemmings Upright bass, professional or beginners want to perform? all welcome Sign up from 7:00pm
Please arrive early to be added to the open mic line-up.
Hope to see you there!
Yaz Fentazi and Robyn Hemmings perform and give the audience a magical sense of ‘travelling’ in their minds with their very colourful and rich music that draws on the vast traditions of jazz, blues, classical and North African/Middle Eastern music. Built around their original compositions, the duo’s irresistible grooves and vibrant full sound create a sizzling party atmosphere. They have appeared many times on BBC radio and TV, have performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Womad and the Ealing jazz festival as well as internationally.
Yaz Fentazi composes in his own words “a blend of traditional with modern music.” It is a uniquely clever and contemporary style of North African fusion, coming from a long tradition of absorbing influences. (SEN Magazine)
The Guardian has described Fentazi’s compositions as having “breadth and atmosphere, and his oud soloing, which recalls the drive and dynamism of world oud star Anouar Brahem, is often stunning,”. (Guardian).
In the early 90’s when graduating with a music technology Diploma in London he released two albums with Fantazia Mimouna Records and Harmonia Mundi. He has been invited for tours and recording with many artists including The Master drummers of Africa, Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Natacha Atlas, Trance Global Underground, Peter Ind, Marc Almond, Cheb Mami, Jim Palmer (Robert’s son) and more.
Robyn Hemmings - double bass Player
Robyn has been playing professionally since moving to London from Anglesey, North wales in 2007. Since graduating from LCCM/Middlesex University with a BMus (Hons) in music performance and production, he has played all over the UK and Europe with many bands, performing at the Royal Festival Hall, the National Portrait Gallery and the Roundhouse; and at festivals such as the Isle of Wight, Latitude and the Umbria Jazz Festival as well as appearing many times On BBC radio books on the history of the Palestinian struggle.
Tickets £5 online or £7 at the door