18 OCT. | “Vol Dispers” Songs of Spanish Exile + Clara Sanabras + Eliseo Parra @TheForgeCamden

Clara Sanabras has an unmistakable sound and tells universal stories. A musical magpie, she brings her virtuosic voice and multi-instrumentalism to tales of love lost and homes flown in “Vol Dispers” (Scattered Flight).

    “El Vol Dispers” – The Scattered Flight – Songs of Spanish Exile
    + Clara Sanabras + Eliseo Parra

    Thursday 18 October @ The Forge, London

    Doors: 7:30 PM
    Price: £11/9 online, £12/10 on the door
    The Forge
    3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL
    Doors: 19:00
    Price: £11/9 online, £12/10 on the door
    Entry: All Ages
    Room: Main Room
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    Scattered Flight, "Vol Dispers"
    with special guest ELISEO PARRA

    ‘You birds who have flown your homes and find yourselves without a place to land… here’s my hand.’ Joan Llongueras, Catalan poet & musician (1880-1964)
    After the success of her critically-acclaimed albums, film score credits and world tours, Sanabras returns to her native tongue and the languages that have become her own for an intimate homage to the experience of exile – told in Spanish, Catalan and English, with her award-winning band, featuring Spanish folk legend Eliseo Parra and maverick producer Harvey Brough (Harvey & The Wallbangers). Expect a visionary, musically expansive evening.

    “El Recer del Vol Dispers” is a poem by Joan Llongueras (1880-1964) a celebrated Catalan poet, musician, teacher and Clara Sanabras’ great-grandfather. Translating as “Shelter from the scattered flight”, it describes the sentiment of exile that so many Spanish citizens endured during and after the Civil War of 1936. Some never returned to their homeland and those who did felt estranged for the rest of their lives.

    Having recently set it to song, Clara was inspired to prepare a new programme of music on the subject of exile, as a homage to her Hispanic roots, with references not only to the Civil War but also the Diaspora of 1492, including Catalan, Sephardic, and South-American songs, both old and new.

    Performance Details:
    Doors open 7:30pm
    Music begins at 8pm
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