Fundraising concert in honour of Refugee Week
June 16 @ 19:30 - 21:30
A real treat on Fathers Day in June, as part of Refugee Week, will see Chesaba perform at a special concert in support of the sterling work of Host Abingdon, a group of dedicated volunteers working locally to help re-settled Syrian families adapt to life in the UK
Chesaba – cello, kora, n’goni, African percussion, double bass and voice
Thanks to the generosity of the exciting new musical group Chesaba, The Abbey will host a concert in honour of Refugee Week, with all the proceeds supporting Host Abingdon, an organisation supporting asylum seekers and refugees in the local community.
“Chesaba is an electrifying trio of African celebration! Basking in Africa’s sheer diversity, they play music from the Ivory Coast to South Africa. They create sound from an eclectic blend of cello, kora, n’goni, African percussion, double bass and voice, accompanied by the languages of Bambara, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana and more. Embroidered around their music are improvisations influenced by African, jazz and classical music. Chesaba has a vibrant and virtuosic rhythmic expression coupled with powerful traditional melodies. Their music is made of a raw and colourful blend of African cultures, from Griot music – a tradition spanning centuries of civilisation in West Africa, being passed down through the generations, carrying with it an ancient culture of story-telling and musical celebration – to the soulful South African township music that expresses its powerful history. As award-winning artists, they have played in prestigious festivals and venues such as the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall, Womad Festival, The Bridgewater Hall and on BBC Radio 3. The trio also has a passion for instilling diversity within its community through education and workshops.”
All concerts commence at 7.30pm. Attendance is by donation (£15 suggested)
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