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Premier performance of Africarmen with music by Warriors Internationals Fayyaz Virgi.. Outstanding dancers perform a sumptuous and evocative new work, loosely based on Georges Bizet’s Carmen.
Through a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance, Bawren Tavaziva’s powerful choreography is accompanied by a new score composed and arranged by Fayyaz Virji of the acclaimed Warriors International
Played out through the entanglement of desire, deceit and corruption in a tow...nship of oil-laden Equatorial Guinea, lingering ancestral voices are at work here amongst the dreams of a better life.
“A contemporary African masterpiece – amazing, sublime, truly inspirational” *****
Afridiziak Theatre News, for Tavaziva Ten
http://tavazivadance.com/whats-on/africarmen/

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Africarmen A Sumptuous and Evocative New Work Africarmen Africarmen Africarmen Our outstanding dancers perform a sumptuous and evocative new work, loosely based on Georges Bizet’s Carmen. Through a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance, Bawren Tavaziva’s powerful choreography is accomp…
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Larry Bartley speaks about the Collaboration with Cleveland Watkiss and Jonathan Gee..... Song Diasporas
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Next Monday - July 13th - will see the first FREEDOM! - The Art of Improvisation jam since the highly enlightening two day FREEDOM! Festival held at The Vortex in Dalston's Gillett Square over the ...
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ALL Workshops & Performance times:
FREEDOM: The Art Of Improvisation (Daytime) Festival Sat June 27th & Sun 28th @ The Vortex,Hackney Dalston. 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ Venue telephone: 020 7254 4097
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Sat: WORKSHOP PROGRAMME:
SATURDAY 27TH JUNE 2015 – Time: 9.30am -10.10am. “SONGERAMA” – Vocal...

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Warriors International present the first annual Freedom Festival - uniting a cross cultural and cross generational posse of players new to the scene and already established artists.
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Freedom the Art of Improvisation Festival - June 27th & 28th.
Full programme, artist info and tickets from www.freedom-festival.co.uk

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Freedom Festival - Saturday gigs - get tickets @ www.freedom-festival.co.uk

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The Art Of Improvisation-Monday 8th June.

"We open our minds, stretch forth, take chances & venture out musically to arrive at something new & different. "Horace Silver.. It's 2015 and Freedom:The Art of Improvisation sessions are back in a big way and relocated to its new home – The Vortex – Where it has entered a new phase in its evolution.

The year kicked off with a packed house for the first ever Freedom Loft sessions,Followed by another inspiring packed session in Februa...ry, So purchasing advance tickets could be the way to secure your place at what is rapidly looking like the place to be each month, April is already looking like another unmissable session..

The Freedom sessions are known for their wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse of players new to the scene and already established players,vocalists. Freedom will continue to pursue the promise of legendary associations like the AACM, the Black Artsist Group and Sam Rivers’ legendary NYC loft session."No need for a real book this is the unreal book sessions"

At the helm of Freedom are the Warriors International’s Orphy Robinson and Cleveland Watkiss and able aided by Harpist Tori Handsley. Freedom sessions in the past have attracted Chicago AACM memeber and Ethnic Heritage Ensemble alumni Earnest Dawkins, Nigel Kennedy Band members like Doug Boyle, Regular Improv heavyweights such as Pat Thomas, Claude Deppa, Phillip Achille, Steve Noble, Steve Beresford, Neil Charles, Liam Noble,Rachel Musson,Caroline Kraabel, Maurizio Ravalico, Darren Taylor, Julian Siegal,Renell Shaw, Zuri Jarrett Boswell amongst a host of others.

Freedom @ The Vortex takes place on the 2nd Monday of each month and will see an opening short set from an adhoc ensemble and that will be swiftly followed by a constantly shifting set of soul stirring improv sessions open to all… so tune in and get involved.
Between sets Straight No Chasers Paul Bradshaw delves into the vinyl – Oliver Lake to King Tubby….. Advance £5.00 tickets can be put purchased from the vortex website:

http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/event/freedom-3/ https://www.google.com/maps…

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Overwhelmed to be involved in this piece of Hip-Hop History-with the Warriors International Collective like #2015
Pleased to announce the London premiere of our film. It will take place at the ICA theatre at 3.30 on Sunday June 14..."now I could feel all the tension building up at the convention as the hustlers began to arrive..."
https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/hustlers-convention

This film tells of one of music’s buried masterpieces: the missing link between soul power and hip-hop.
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See New Trailer For HUSTLERS CONVENTION.With Music by:Jazz Warriors International Collective.
http://kaleidoscopefilmdistribution.com/content/detail.asp…

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Visit Our New Website For More Info On FREEDOM: The Art Of ImprovisationFestival: http://freedom-festival.co.uk

AACM ‘ancient to the future, Great black music’ 50th ANNIVERSARY A VINYL/FREEFORM MUSIC & SPOKEN WORD OPERA (AMPLIFIER) SESSION: Byron Wallen – Trumpet, HKB Finn – Spoken Word/African Drums, Paul Bradshaw – Decks. AMPLiFiER is a Spoken Word Opera about 5 characters whose lives intersect in their sea…
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FREEDOM: The Art Of Improvisation Festival 27th & 28th June. For more info & Tickets:https://www.facebook.com/warriorsinternat…/app_122634077567…

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Advance tickets are now available for Workshops, Gigs, and Weekend passes for both adults and kids from the Ticket Shop on our new FB page. https://www.facebook.com/warriorsinternationalHQ
Here's a sneaky peak of the awesome line up of artists for the Freedom Festival.

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