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NORTH LONDON SHOWCASE WITH RORY BUTLER, AMAROUN AND ALEX HEDLEY

Karousel Music presents a North London Showcase.  Announcing a new season back at their original venue in Wood Green – Karamel, deep in the heart of Chocolate Factory 2. Karousel Music are curating the first lineup, and then from thereon the artists are curating with their support. Get ready for Pat Dam Smyth’s lineup in July. But first… what a start here tonight!

It’s really important to Karousel Music that they nurture the community not just at the industry events in central London; but also support those nights that traditionally are the artists’ favourite nights off the beaten track. Teaming up once more with Collage Arts, who have made it possible to continue to give 100% to the artists by covering the sound and room hire.

The venue is a 5 min walk from Wood Green tube on the Piccadilly Line (only 20 mins from King’s Cross, 40 mins from Brixton) and is the same from Alexandra Palace overground (15 mins from Old St, 12 mins from Highbury and Islington) and is a stone’s throw from Muswell Hill, Turnpike Lane and Crouch End.

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Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

Have a listen to the Karousel Spotify playlisthttps://open.spotify.com/user/karouselmusic/playlist/4SVcurluaWsrJvw4CsBhRu

AnU dJ Night

DJ Night at Karamel

An evening to come & play some records or dance or just listen

24th may 2017 / 8pm – 12am / £5 otd

Anu & Theo invite you to an evening where you can play records or even mp3s.

Sign up for a 45-minute slot, and feel free to play whatever you like – think of this as an opportunity to explore your weirder side of your record collection. Anu & the will be there to provide any help you may need or questions you may have with all aspects of ‘djing’.
lineup/set times will not be published.

Please treat this as a space for support, learning and having fun.

e-mail noanunoparty@gmail.com to sign up for a slot.
Anu is a dj and illustrator based in london, and is also label manager for established record label ‘rhythm section international’.
http://anu.cool

Theo is one half of Balamii radio’s DJ duo, Champagne Funk. always bringing the best in soulful selections: lashings of disco, funk, boogie, soul and house.

Nuno Fangueiro/Divulgação. Cantor português Nelson Reis.

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. 
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Collage Nights

Collage Nights will return on Wednesday the 12th of April with another fantastic evening, exploring diverse art, music and sound.

Starting at 8pm sharp you can join us at the event or tune in live to watch the spectacle unfold.

We’ll be coming back full circle for this wonderful third installment of Collage Nights.

With performances from:

Ed Geater plays gorgeous looped guitar, vocals, and beatbox to produce acoustic songs which slide from classical to pop to EDM –
https://youtu.be/sIu8bf4960w
Boe Huntress – an established singer-songwriter, Boe Huntress is now joined by a band of kickass women who have turned their attention to artful electrofolk – a mixture of electronics and live instruments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGYPDQhMWvE
Visuals by The Big Everything
Why full circle?
The story will unfold on the night with a very special guest!
Presented in association with Collage Arts PRS Foundation Jatanil Banerjee Music and Kabaret at Karamel Karamel Club

Latest events list

Every month is jam-packed with an extensive range of events – from live music, jazz and world to folk, emerging artists, DJs, poetry, kids, exhibitions and much much more.

Read more in the latest events e-quarter HERE

Visit the monthly calendar for details of each event.

Listings and tickets are available in advance via www.musicglue.com/karamel or call the venue on 020 8829 8989 or the Collage Arts box office on 020 8829 8962.

The latest Quarter issue 8 has been published, preview the edition HERE or pick up a copy on your next visit to Karamel.

Jazz at Karamel: Orquestra Mahatma

Sonia Slany, scrapy things (violin), Stuart Hall, twangy things (guitar), Alec Dankworth,
plucky things (bass), Paul Clarvis, tappy and bangy things (percussion)
An eclectic band which draws heavily on international music, including Spanish, French
Bulgarian, Macedonian and Latin American music as well as jazz influences.
“A little miracle of home grown British Jazz” – The Independent
“Stirring and stunning experiments in Jazz without frontiers” – The Sunday Times
BOOK TICKETS HERE

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Jazz at Karamel: Trogon

Nick Smart (leader, trumpet), Kishon Khan (piano), Chris Montague (guitar), Denny
“Jimmy” Martinez (bass), Dave Hamblett (drums), Javier Ginarte (percussion)
Named after the national bird of Cuba, Trogon makes full use of the cultural breadth of
London’s rich musical landscape. Led by trumpeter, Nick Smart, Head of Jazz at the Royal
Academy of Music, the group’s exciting mix of musical backgrounds is enriched by the
propulsive rhythmic traditions of Afro-Cuban music and the rich harmonies of
contemporary jazz. www.nicksmart.co.uk

 

Book your tickets here.

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Jazz at Karamel: The Great Wee Band

Henry Lowther (trumpet), Jim Mullen (guitar), Dave Green(bass), Stu Butterfield, (drums)
In existence since 1999, the band has two CDs on Trio Records, both shortlisted for UK
Jazz Record of the Year. “A Quartet of formidable talents who mean everything they play.
A definite contender for record of the year” – Mark Gardner – Jazz Journal. “Played with all
the poise and unity of purpose that makes for perfect small band jazz. Only the very best
and most mature musicians can achieve this degree of simplicity, in which every nuance
counts” – Dave Gelly – The Observer

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zerOclassikal: Jesse Bannister – Raga Ahir Bhairav

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South Asian Classical musicians are normally expected to perform ragas according to the mood they find themselves in. However, zerOclassikal had had a different approach – to commission artists to ready specific rags for performance.

The highly and uniquely talented saxophonist, Jesse Bannister takes on a contemporary view of Ahir Bhairav, which is a mixture of Bhairav and the ancient but now rare raga Ahir.

the zerOclassikal project, a partnership between zeroculture and Collage Arts, continues to offer a radical approach to south Asian classical music, aiming to provide British born and trained musicians the voice and platform to explore what their identity brings to the ‘ancient’ musical genre . The Project facilitates progressions, experiments and developments of the genre, featuring commissions of new ragas, new interpretations, compositions & improvisations.

The Karamel Lounge is proud once again to host the project with a once a month programme featuring artists willing to push the boundaries of south Asian classical music.

www.zeroclassikal.org.uk