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ZerOclassikal Basement Sessions Double Bill: An Evening of Jugalbandhis

A collaboration between the North and South as Mithila Sarma and Raaheel Husain come together for a Veena and Sitar jugalbandhi.

An inspired classical performance drawing in on culture and identity, leading to an evening of dynamic interaction Miruthangam by Senthuran Premakumar and Janakan Srirangan Tabla by Jeevan Singh Riyait and Janan Sathiendran .Four sought-after British percussionists come together to create an enigmatic recital of South Asian classical percussion.

Four sought-after British percussionists come together to create an enigmatic recital of South Asian classical percussion.

Engage in the sounds of Tabla and Miruthangam as the complex rhythmic structures are woven together for an exciting and upbeat performance

We Bless This Mess

Acoustic punk rock upstarts

WE BLESS THIS MESS from Portugal headline

INTERNATIONAL SOUND INVADERS’ second installment at North London’s Karamel

Following acclaimed live performances in Europe and the US including renowned showcase festivals like Eurosonic Noorderslag, SXSW and Reeperbahn – Porto’s 5-piece WE BLESS THIS MESS bring their adrenaline soaked positivity to the British capital supported by opening act Wushta’s uplifting Lo-fi SynthPop.

Doors 7pm GMT on 17/05/2017 – £6

LONDON, April 20, 2017 — “For fans of Frank Turner, Against Me!, Mumford & Sons and Bob Dylan, there is the joy of We Bless This Mess. The 5-piece from Porto is in fact a solo project by Nelson Graf Reis that takes the punk approach to folk music or equally, plays punk songs according to the ‚less is more‘ philosophy. Nelson’s We Bless This Mess is all about expressing positivity and carpe diem: “We breathe, we are alive. This is the greatest gift.”

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Wushta’s joyful live sets mix Lo-fi, Synth Pop and Electronica. The former drummer of Portuguese punk band ‘BlackJackers” has swapped the sticks for keyboards, drum machines and a bass guitar, inciting the audience to celebrate life in the here and now.

International Sound Invasion showcases upcoming musicians from abroad in London. Now more than ever, our purpose is to enrich and strengthen the dialog between different cultures and backgrounds that create this diverse and colorful city, by hosting music events that bring together locals and foreigners in joy, with open minds and hearts.

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Local Authority

Local Authority is an exciting instrumental group that came into being by chance when a one-off live improvised session came to the attention of Love Supreme Festival, which earned them a nomination by Jazz FM to open the festival. 
Local Authority is led by Ed Riches who has been guitarist of choice for Grammy-winner Bilal’s ‘Love Surreal’ & ‘In Another Life’ world tours, Miguel Atwood Ferguson’s ‘Suite for Ma Dukes’ Orchestra, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s ‘Playlist Sessions’, Ayanna Witter-Johnson’s ‘Black Panther’ ensemble and Zara McFarlane’s ‘If You Knew Her’ promo broadcasts. He has also been an integral soloist and accompanist for Marsha Ambrosius, Ntjam Rosie, Mica Paris, N’Dambi, Beth Rowley, Jacqui Dankworth, Nailah Porter, Omar, the London Horns and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 
The project usually operates as a quartet featuring a revolving cast of incredible musicians: Joe Webb (keys), Dian Gasper (Keys), Ben Burrell (keys), Oscar Stieler (Keys), Lawrence Insula (bass), Karl Rasheed Abel (bass), Amadu Koroma (bass), Nathan Bossoh (bass) and Pete Hill (Drums), Sam Awotayo (Drums), Eddie Hick (Drums), Andrew McLean (Drums). 
The sound is vintage and current, utilising modern technology but also conjuring up the soulful vibes of the open air festivals of the 60s & 70s. A striking mixture of soul-jazz, country-blues, gospel & hip hop, with an edgy but accessible vibe, the music is raw, rootsy & down to earth.