At Sands: Tea & coffee included with your ticket.
Come early/stay late for stronger beverages in the local pubs!
Wed 21st Sep, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films
Jason Kalidas and Sirishkumar Manji are renowned for their virtuosity and unique chemistry. On this the eve of the Autumnal Equinox, expect a dynamic night of music exploring depths of melody and rhythm with evocative low pitched Indian bansuri flute and tabla. A performance ranging from deep introspection to exhilarating percussive explorations.
Wed 5th Oct, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films
In the intimate and indisputably authentic form of a "tablao", this celebratory show presents an enthralling collection of flamenco "palos"/songs as well as dance spanning from the most traditional to the most contemporary. Accomplished performers Natalia (dance), Leo (voice) and Pablo (guitar) paint passionate scenes portraying women who have marked the history of flamenco.
Wed 19th Oct, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films
"Exoticism & sheer vivacity" says The Jazz Mann "plus the brilliance of the musicianship" are what makes the live shows of this quartet so exciting. Cellist Shirley Smart leads Melange who seamlessly blend music from North Africa, the Middle East and Mediterranean, incorporating jazz improvisation and dynamic arrangements.
Wed 2nd Nov, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films
Award-winning Lyon-based singer songwriter Lily Luca is talented with the sketchpad in more ways than one: she paints scenes rich in perceptiveness, rhythm and melody with the words of her bittersweet "chansons françaises" that she delivers with a mischievous charisma. Irony & humour pervade her fine vocals and when she's not singing, she's sketching with pens and pencils… She'll be joined by guitarist Jean de Talhouet and multi-instrumentalist Fred Thomas.
Wed 16th Nov, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films
Brixton-born Errol Linton is three times Best Blues Harmonica player. "This gifted bluesman is one of London's greatest undiscovered talents." (Independent). Expect Chicago Blues and South London lyrics, with reggae lilts hinting at Jamaican roots. By popular demand, Errol is back with his full band.
Wed 30th Nov, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films
Juliana Yazbeck's mixed cultural background, having been born in New Jersey to Lebanese refugees, influences her music: politically conscious lyrics in both English and Arabic merge with Levantine sounds and hip hop poetry to create a soulful, raw and profoundly sincere performance. Through music she explores uncomfortable truths, connecting with her audience on a beautiful & human level. She is accompanied by Alexis Kraniou on guitar.
Wed 14th Dec, 7.45pm (doors 7.15pm), Sands Films
Love, loss, hardship and a nostalgic pining for one's hometown are the subject of the Japanese "enka" and "minyo" performed by virtuoso musician Hibiki Ichikawa (Tsugaru shamisen) and Akari Mochizuki (voice). The marriage of the distinctive rhythms of this unusual instrument with Akari's quintessentially Japanese vocals will transport you to Hibiki's native Tohoku, north eastern Honshu, the main island of this Far Eastern archipelago.