Come and celebrate our 10th birthday with us on 6 July at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre with a special concert by Martha D Lewis and her trilogy of the Greek Blues critically acclaimed as “a stimulating contribution to the margins and borders of World music”. .
Date: 6th July 2015
Venue: Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London
Doors : 7.45
Tickets: click here to buy tickets on-line
Martha D Lewis – Trilogy of the Greek Blues
“Driven by a charismatic leader with a voice of clamorous and majestic power …” The Guardian,
After a triumphant and nationally profiled debut in 2014, this is a one off opportunity to see the ‘Trilogy of Greek Blues’ for a complete informative stunning musical journey.
Lewis leads top-class world and jazz musicians in a three-part show. They journey through the history of rembetika* from the music of urban Athens in 1910 through to 1950s repertoire reminiscent of Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich. The evening culminates in Lewis’ contemporary recreations of classic rembetika songs by Roza Eskenazi, Queen of Rembetika.
*Rembetika , also known as Greek Blues, rembetika sits alongside other world blues like fado tango Chicago blues.
Proceeds to WOMA