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Don Kipper in Concert

Show Details

Presented by Don Kipper

Performance date and time
Thursday, 21st March 2019
7:45 PM

This joyful, multi-lingual, multi award-winning seven-piece ensemble are remarkable young exponents of Jewish klezmer and traditional styles from Greece, Turkey and the Balkans, reflecting the cultural diversity and living traditions of their North East London home. Weaving virtuosic instrumentation, Dunja Botic's sumptuous and 'spectacular' (BBC Radio 3) vocals, and unbridled musical passion, their uptempo good-time shows are exquisitely freewheeling. _________________________________________________________________

Dunja Botic: vocals

Andrew Gorman: violin, vocals

Daniel Gouly: clarinet, vocals

Josh Middleton: accordion

Tim Karp: guitar

Jamie Benzies: double bass

Timmy Doyle: drums, darabuka, riq, spoons

Don Kipper are a multi award-winning seven-piece ensemble playing a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London, from Turkish and Greek folk musics to Romani music and klezmer. While rooting themselves deeply in the traditions that surround them, they also like to bring these musical cultures together in innovative, exciting, and unusual ways that mirror London's vibrant, cosmopolitan energy.

They are equally happy taking an intimate audience on a musical journey through Europe as they are taking their feet on a frantic journey around the dancefloor.

'The true sound of our capital.' WOMAD

Since 2013, they have performed as the BBC Introducing act at WOMAD, released two albums, been featured on BBC Radio 3 and the BBC World Service, played two European Tours, and won the titles of both the Moshe Beregovski Award for best Klezmer Newcomers and World Music Network's 'Battle of the Bands'. If you like the Amsterdam Klezmer Band or Taraf De Haïdouks, you'll love Don Kipper.

Greece/Serbia/UK. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

'Sure to send shivers down your spine.' Songlines Magazine

'Spectacular.' BBC Radio 3 'World on 3'

'So tight it sounds like one divine entity is playing the band.' BBC Radio 3 'Late Junction'

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Running time
90 min + interval

Audience Type

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£10.00 Standard / £8.00 Under 14

Main Box Office Telephone Number

Available From
Janet - 07814 582 741

Additional Information
Licensed Bar.

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Reservable/general parking on site Designated parking Ramped approach down to entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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