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
Sidi Goma back in Europe
05 Jul 2012
Sidi Goma - the Black Sufis of Gujarat - are back in Europe: this weekend at Forde Festival in Norway. A rare & unique performance of breathtaking dance and uplifting joy - not to be missed if you are nearby. More details here
BT River of Music: Bamboo Pearl Orchestra
28 May 2012
We are delighted to announce that KAPA Productions has been asked to produce a South East Asian Extravaganza for the Asia stage of the BT River of Music festival:
The BAMBOO PEARL ORCHETRA spans the intriguing worlds of traditional & contemporary sounds of South East Asia. At its heart are two of the most talented young female voices making waves in their respective homelands: Srey Thy, the face of globe-trotting psychedelic popsters from Phnom Penh, the Cambodian Space Project, and Rita Tila, song-bird of Indonesia's ground-breaking modern-traditional collective Sambasunda from Bandung, West Java. Led by Colin Bass of 'Denpasar Moon' fame, the sparkling line-up is complemented with a hand-picked crowd of international & UK based music luminaries! Check here for more info & tickets.