Jit Jive Duo
Rise Kagona, founder and lead guitarist of the world famous Zimbabwean band The Bhundu Boys, is now resident in Edinburgh, and has been performing in the UK with percussionist Andy Cooke as Jit Jive Duo.
Rise composes and performs his own music, and many of his songs were hits in Zimbabwe and became popular in the UK thanks to DJs John Peel and Andy Kershaw. His music doesn’t compromise – it is high quality hard-hitting African dance music guaranteed to make an audience smile and dance!
“sunny, intricate guitar lines whose easy sparkle belie formidable technical prowess” (Scotsman)
Formed in 2010 almost by accident on a sunny Spring afternoon in Surrey, the improvised song work of Fourth Page has drawn comparisons from Schubert to David Sylvian, Scott Walker, Talk Talk and John Martyn, but in truth they sound like no-one but themselves. Their latest album ‘The Forest from Above’ was released on Leo Records and the band recently headlined a gig at Cafe Oto held in celebration of the label’s 40th anniversary.
“I thought it was perhaps the sort of song cycle Schubert might have written if he’d been around today.
The anguish of Winterreise with its chinks of light…” (Fiona Talkington, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3)
Singing songs at the piano, Anna Palmer of wonder-band Dorcha, is making a rare solo appearance at the Midlands Branch. We lucky!
Hard Time Soft Time DJs
DJ Kali Louise (‘Melody and Concrete’ on Brum Radio) and Hamish from The Nature Centre join us to play top notch tunes between the liveness.
Ubuntu Bakery & Foods
Purveyors of the most delicious nosh, Ubuntu Bakery &
Foods will be with us once again, selling the very finest
vetkoek, loved by near and far. Bring your cash!
by Naomi Oppenheim