Friday, 9 June 2017

Tunde Jegede's Testimony Tour comes to Newcastle, 12th & 13th July

The Jazz Cafe in Newcastle, in collaboration with Waka Waka Africa, will present a solo concert by Kora player Tunde Jegede on 12th July as well as two workshops, all as part of Jegende's Testimony Tour: 21 concerts in 21 cities.

Known throughout the world, Tunde Jegede has built a career exploring both Western and African music, performing in a huge range of contexts - from working in film and TV, recording in the pop and RnB world and working with numerous classical orchestras.

In addition to his solo performance, Tunde will also run two workshops.

Wednesday 12th at Black Swan (6-7pm) - An Introduction to the Kora and the Griot Tradition, this will be a workshop and talk open to students, musicians and audience members. Cost - £10.

Thursday 13th at The Jazz Cafe (10.30am - 12pm) - A creative music workshop for students and musicians exploring composition from an African perspective. Cost £15.

Tickets for the concert and workshops are available from the Jazz Cafe website. For more information on Tunde, visit his website.

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