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What we’ve seen: Music

  • Date: 26 August 2011
  • Area: London
Molotov Jukebox at Big Chill

Molotov Jukebox on the Global Local stage at Big Chill. Credit: Jonny Kinna

Every week staff at the London office see hundreds of performances and exhibitions. This month our Music team bring you some of their highlights.

 

Bigga Fish Summer Tour at Dingwalls

"This had it all: the cream of up and coming and established urban music talent - including Lady Leshur, Roxxxan, Political Peak, Lethal Bizzle and the mighty Ghetts, alongside a great opportunity for regional artists to perform in front of a large live audience. There was amazing lyrical dexterity over dirty bass lines and intricate beats, produced by the Bigga Fish's Street Team, which is made up of mainly young people aged 14-21 - an amazing feat."

Huey Walker, Relationship Manger

 

Global Local by Continental Drifts at Secret Garden Party

"I had the pleasure of seeing producers Continental Drifts' exciting Global Local project at the Secret Garden Party. Prominently placed in the main arena, their stage hosted an eclectic mix of acts: from the funky breakbeats and hip-hop of Paper Tiger, the 'Afro Gipsy Beat' of Awale, Lazy Habits' sharp jazz/hip-hop extravaganza and the bluegrass/soul of Kidnap Alice. Continental Drifts put on a great mix of work, representing the diversity of musical talents in the UK today."

Rachel Nelken, Relationship Manager

 

Fables by Streetwise Opera at the Tete a Tete Opera Festival, Riverside Studios

"Providing a humorous and visually stunning spectacle, Streetwise Opera delivered an enjoyable evening of opera with The Hartlepool Monkey and Nightingale and the rose (part of the Fables series). The performance featured film, live music and strong performances from the participants, many of whom have worked with the company in homeless centres from across the country."

Adam Parsons, Assistant