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Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day to all of us. We are celebrating this evening at a local event put together by Tower Hamlets Homes called ‘Her Story.’ We’ll be listening to inspiring stories from all walks of life and learning about the ‘Women in Leadership and Development Programme’. We’ll share insights and any interesting news we get from this event. Love Shkembe Soup

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Videos of Shkembe Soup

This is to let you know about our Shkembe Soup YouTube channel. We have a few recordings of us playing at different venues and events. We will adding loads more soon. I hope you visit, enjoy and subscribe. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPEPjTF64nn_MAcHtymgCOg

Winter Solstice with Shkembe Soup at the Royal Sovereign

We’ll dance, play and sing. We’ll welcome back the light.

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Join Shkembe Soup as we celebrate the day the sun turns round. We’ll dance, play and sing. We’ll welcome back the light, gather around the fire, eat cake and find the king and queen of misrule. Free event. The Royal Sovereign, 64 Northwold Road, Clapton, E5 8RL. From 7 pm to 11.30 pm. Free event.

 

Shkembe Soup: Passionate music, song & dance

Come and dance, sing and enjoy beautiful music and rhythms. Join Shkembe Soup as we perform our take on songs from different music traditions. Hear about love and loss and cowboys and mythic creatures. Join us in The Kolo and bring some light to these dark nights. Enjoy the ambience of  Babel ART House and food. Free entry.

Saturday,  18 November at 8 PM – 11:30 PM, Babel ART House, 86 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7PA London, United Kingdom (formerly called MostArt Centre)

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Sea Enemies // Ayo Bamidele // Shkembe Soup // Amor Bendito Public · Hosted by Sound Event Solutions and N5 Live at The Gunners

N5SEA ENEMIES lurch out of the shallows and present their first self-curated night of alt-folk-pop……and it’s FREE ENTRY!

SEA ENEMIES are a North London-based outfit, sometimes poetic and sometimes political, but always passionate! Moving on from their residency at the sadly departed Bohemia Cafe and their groundbreaking performances at Tottenham Chances, Sea Enemies are now ready to take The Gunners by storm… We hope The Gunners is ready for them!
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Joined by :
Legendary singer-songwriter AYO BAMIDELE (Ayo Bamidele Artist) : acoustic soul, inspired by Richie Havens, Ted Hawkins, Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman & Bill Withers. Warm soulful vocals, delicate guitar playing mix with socially conscious and life worn themes.

SHKEMBE SOUP : a unique troupe of musicians and dancers…music and dance from around the world…songs from Egypt, Hungary and East London. Gallop through time and space from Medieval Morrocco to 1940s London via the deserts of Bohemia…….guitar, djembe drums, violin, mandolin, flute and more.

AMOR BENDITO (aka Robert Allwood) : Hackney’s answer to the Gypsy Kings (as seen on “Come dine with me”!) Beautiful, passionate and dramatic Spanish songs celebrating a golden age of Latin song/melody, Spanish protest songs, rumba flamenca, and flamenco-style coplas aka Canción Española.
https://soundcloud.com/dhyandeva

Friday, June 30 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM
N5 Live at The Gunners 204 Blackstock Road, London N5 1EN.

Shkembe Soup at MostArt Centre April

Join us for more songs, dance, fabulous costumes and fun.

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Live music & dance with Shkembe Soup
29 April 2017
8.30 pm – 11.30 pm
Location MostArt Centre, 86 Stoke Newington High Street London N16 7PA. Just turn up or book a table on 020 7686 8184. Contribution hat for the band.

Hackney based Shkembe Soup return to MostArt Centre with beautiful performance favs and new songs and dance plucked from places near and far. Our band weave drums, violin, guitar, flute, mandolin, voice and dance to soulful ballads and wild rhythms. The music, dancers and the flamboyant characters you meet will charm you as stories are told.  We are 11 musicians, dancers and singers with loving souls who strum, pluck, beat and whirl.

Join us and dance, sing, eat and drink.

We will be returning to MostArt Centre on Friday 12 May 2017 so come then and spread the word.

See you there.

Summertime is here and we will play

We are organising performances at MostArt Centre, Tower Bridge, Victoria Park…

We will post up gig news in the next few days. Right now, we are organising further performances at MostArt Centre, Stoke Newington, Tower Bridge on the 21st May, the Great Gathering canal festival on the 17th June 2017 and a Bandstand Performance at Victoria Park, East London as part of the LGBT Pride Picnic on the 2nd July 2017.

See you soon.