Kala Sangam 19th August 2019
Rafiki Jazz – Up Close!

Rafiki Jazz – Up Close!

Saturday 28 September – 7.30pm

‘How to do East meets West with subtlety & flair…Rafiki Jazz, the best of British’

– Songlines Top of The World

Nine native and migrant musicians remix roots music and tell modern day stories.

Celebrating unity in diversity with their 4th release, ‘Saraba’ (Utopia), Rafiki Jazz’s music is ‘a love letter to this intricate world in all its beauty and complexity.’ The band features at its heart the compelling vocal quartet of Sufi Sarah Yaseen, Hebrew-Hindi singer-songwriter, Avital Raz, Egyptian master-musician, Mina Salama, and Senegalese griot, Kadialy Kouyate.

Expect a rich immersive masala of mesmerising music traversing continents, languages and cultures, set within a hypnotically looping digital animation commissioned from award-winning Islamic geometric artist, Zarah Hussain.

Enchanting, soulful, exquisite!

This performance also features a post-show discussion, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask any burning questions.

The majority of performances at Kala Sangam are now Pay What You Decide, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!

We want to encourage more people to come and see shows at Kala Sangam, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.

Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.

All money collected helps pay the artists who have performed, and we therefore hope you will give generously.

Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash or card on the door.

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