KAPA NEWS

KAPA Productions focusses on Making Tracks


01 May 2015

After long and thoughtful consideration, KAPA Productions has decided to step back from past management and agent activities and focus entirely on its Making Tracks travelling concert series.
More information about this successful touring project, now in its 5th season, can be found here
The current KAPA website will remain as an archive of past activities and as a point of contact - enquiries about artists we have managed in the past are welcome and will be forwarded to the appropriate new contact.

New season for Making Tracks starts this week


17 Sep 2014

The first tour of the new Making Tracks season (no.5!) is about to kick off this Sunday 21 Sept, featuring Turkish singer Cigdem Aslan with her enchanting new programme of old rebetiko songs (the Aegean blues).
Coming to a venue near you: check tour dates here

Further NPO funding for Making Tracks announced


01 Jul 2014

Good news this morning: Making Tracks has received funding for a further 3 seasons of touring through the Arts Council England NPO Portfolio. (See the ACE press release here)
It's all go for Making Tracks - we already have some great artists in mind! (Check the upcoming season programme here)

Making Tracks features rising stars Mokoomba


12 Feb 2014

With their enthusiastically eclectic mix of pan-African styles and Tonga rhythms, Mokoomba have propelled themselves into the vanguard of fresh new talent emerging from Zimbabwe, following in the footsteps of the Bundu Boys. With their album 'Rising Tide' they have intrigued and surprised music critics across the globe, and appeared at many festivals including WOMAD and on BBC TV’s Later with Jools Holland, as well as winning a whole ream of awards including, most recently, a Songlines Music Award 2013.
Mokoomba has been hailed as the most impressive band from Zimbabwe in recent memory, while the electrifying intensity of lead singer Mathias Muzaza has been described as a 'spinal experience'. A rollercoaster ride of raw energy & youthful passion.
DON'T MISS their UK tour from 30 March to 13 April! For dates and details see here

MAKING TRACKS season4 announced!


05 Apr 2013

Season3 has been an exciting one for Making Tracks - the all new Season4 looks set to be even better with four fantastic artists from all over the globe!
See here to check out the line up & tour dates.

Finnish tango next on Making Tracks


04 Apr 2013

Delightful accordeonista Johanna Juhola & her band Reaktori are starting their 10-date Making Tracks tour across the UK on 9 April. Catch them at a venue near you: check out the tour dates & more here

Making Tracks does the Yiddish Twist


18 Jan 2013

Wild showmanship, slinky instrumentals, zany humour and incredible musical talents will spice up the next Making Tracks tour courtesy of the Yiddish Twist Orchestra.
This all-star band from London's East-End band celebrates the legacy of eccentric bandleader Willy Bergman and London's first homegrown rock 'n' roll from the 50s, know as 'der shvitz'.
Check out the tour dates here

Making Tracks: Daniel Melingo 10date UK tour!


05 Nov 2012

Sad, funny, intense, bizarre, fascinating… welcome to the quirky, twisted sweep of Melingo’s wry bohemian universe. In the early 80s he celebrated the sex, drugs and rock & roll lifestyle touring the world playing reggae, funk & rock. Then the 90s came and he discovered the musical roots of his home country: tango. His deep grouchy voice and his vividly sparse music well up from the world of tango in its early days. His insolent, anecdotal songs take the form of thriller-like daydreams, with swinging bursts, shady noises and the grating, almost Dada-like echo of the craziness of a world stumbling on its last legs. A true tango original.
The tour starts THIS WEEK: check out the tour dates here

Making Tracks: Krar Collective on nationwide tour


10 Sep 2012

Led by Temesgen Zeleke, a former star pupil of Ethiopian legend Mulatu Astatke, Krar Collective perform a rootsy yet contemporary take on traditional music from Ethiopia based on other-worldly modes and driven by hypnotic rhythms. The 6-stringed krar lyre is associated with the azmari minstrel tradition; in the hands of Zeleke it becomes a gritty, ancient rock guitar. Accompanied just by drums and fronted by the stunning, soaring voice of Genet Assefa, Krar Collective create a surprisingly big sound, leading one critic to name them ‘The Ethiopian White Stripes’. With a varied repertoire from gentle ballads to high-energy dance tunes, Krar Collective are set to surprise and delight wherever they go.
For tour dates & venue info see the brand new Making Tracks website: here

Making Tracks: New Season & brand new website


11 Aug 2012

Our new website for th Making Tracks concert series has just gone live - we are proud and thrilled!
All done here at the KAPA office - thanks go to the fantastic website tools over at Moonfruit. Check it out!
makingtrackslive.org.uk or click here