Summer 2019 Shkembe News

We are coming to the Anchor & Hope pub this Saturday afternoon. Come and join us. Read on for more dates.

Our next gig is this Saturday afternoon, the 8th June 2019 at the Anchor and Hope Pub, 15 High Hill Ferry, E5 9HG. We’ll be there from 16:00 to 19:00 +. We’ll be scattering joy and bringing you wild dancing and singing. We are bringing new songs and old, from east and west and up the road. Here’s the event page.

We have lots more gigs in June and July 2019. Here are the details:

We are the first band to perform at this year’s Summer Band Stand Season 2019 in Victoria Park, London. Come and join us and party and picnic on Sunday 16 June 2019 from 2pm. Organised by Victoria Park Friends.

Saturday 29 June 2019 we are performing at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Fair 2019  E3 4PX , from 12 midday to 5pm. Come and visit this beautiful urban wild space, there’s live music and dance, cakes and lots of other stalls. Free. Read about THCP in this recent piece in The Guardian

Ye old camp at the cemetery

Sunday 6th July 2019 as part of the Stokebourne Festival 5-6 July 2019. Starts around 4pm. St Matthias Church (the garden), Wordsworth Road, LONDON, N16 8DD. More news on this soon.

See you at the Rollright Fayre 12-14th July 2019, Kigstone Farm, Little Rollright, Warwickshire OX7 5QB

Lastly, thank you for coming to our gigs and for supporting us. Hope to see you this summer. Love and peace. The Shkembes xxxx

Have a lovely summer 2019 xxx

Winter Solstice with Shkembe Soup at the Royal Sovereign

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

Golden Fionaa

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!
www.facebook.com/Sea-Enemies-1734157773580358/

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.