NOV 23, 2011 at 7:30pm: The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments play at The Nave
a new programme "The Ministry of Angels" and on Radio 3's In Tune, on Monday 21st
Clare Salaman, nyckelharpa, hurdy-gurdy, vielle
Joy Smith, harp, dulcimer, percussion
Clara Sanabras, voice, guitars, oud
The Nave, 1 St Paul's Road London, N1 2QN
NOV 24, 2011 at 8pm: Hassan Hajjaj and Leighton House present:
CLARA SANABRAS' "Perilous Divide"
A new project featuring:
Attab Haddad, oud
Demi Garcia Sabat, percussion
Harvey Brough, guitar, piano, accordion
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road London, W14 8L
Free Event - Arrive early to avoid disappointment
For those of you not travelling on BMI this month, I am the featured artist in BMI's Voyager Mag:
NOV 25, 2011 at 8pm: The Vox Holloway Choir conducted by Justin Butcher presents:
A performance of Ariel Ramirez' most famous oeuvre Misa Criolla
Clara Sanabras, voice & charango
Mike Outram, electric guitar
Harvey Brough, piano & guitar
Andy Hamill, bass
Justin Woodward, percussion
St Luke's Church, Hillmarton Road, London N7 9RE
Sioux and Gypsy blood runs through Clara’s veins. Carried by the power of her virtuosic voice, this psychedelic-folk songstress creates an unmistakable bluesy sound with a continental urban twist. Influenced by The Cocteau Twins, Elliott Smith and Maurice Ravel, her adventurous melodies take unexpected, serpentine turns, her English lyrics suddenly breaking into Spanish, French, Catalan as her spe...llbinding stories unfold.
Her collection of instruments is as varied as her background: she accompanies herself on an ancient baroque guitar, charango, Indian harmonium, telecaster, mandolin.
Barcelona-raised, now a Londoner, Clara’s past lives include collaborations with Natacha Atlas, Luke Concannon (Nizlopi), The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, appearing in the “The Merchant of Venice” with Al Pacino, and working with the forefather of electronica Karlheinz Stockhausen. Her latest collaboration is with James Horner (Titanic) for the soundtrack of the movie Cristiada.