Saturday, 5th and 6th September 2020SAVE OUR SPACE community art weekend. We’re pleased to b e part of this event on Sat 5th Sept at 4pm in the ‘cage’. Loads of dancing and fun. The event starts at 2pm with performers, art, story-tellers, gardens and lovely people a plenty. Experience and learn more about this beautiful and precious space. Full event details.
Sunday 6th September 2020 FROM 13:30-17:00. Gypsy Jam Sandwich, Springfield Park. E5 9EF. Come and join us for a social distancing picnic in the park, with lively music and dance! 2-3pm: Balkan Gypsy Dance Workshop. 2-3pm: Balkan Gypsy Dance Workshop. 3-4pm: BALKAN VILLAGE BAND. 4-5pm: SHKEMBE SOUP.
Bring your fillings for our sandwich! (food , laughter, love and friends). Donations welcome (suggested £5).
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 ParkSummer 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
Sunday 6th July 2019 as part of the Stokebourne Festival5-6 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
We’ll dance, play and sing. We’ll welcome back the light.
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.
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)
SEA 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 guita…r 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
Join us for more songs, dance, fabulous costumes and fun.
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.
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.
Saturday 18th March 2017, 8-11pm Join us for an evening of live music and dance by Shkembe Soup in aid of Greenwich Mencap.
Venue: Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, Blackheath, London SE3 7SE
All ticket proceeds and donations on the night will go to Greenwich Mencap. Greenwich Mencap runs a range of support services for adults and children with learning disabilities and their families in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Tickets £10 in advance. For tickets contact: Kameel Khan- firstname.lastname@example.org Anna Marie- email@example.com James Thorpe on 020 8305 2245 ex 204 Kameel Khan on 020 305 2245 ex 212
Sunday 19th March 2017 at 2pm Your East End festival at the Museum of London Docklands
We are performing as part of this weekend festival. Here’s more about it.
Join us for a celebration of all things local at this exciting family festival weekend. Diverse, creative and exciting, East London is home to many stories and memories. Explore other people’s and share your own at this fun family weekend. Get hands-on with crafts and workshops for the whole family to enjoy, or sit back, relax and enjoy performances from some of the area’s local talent. This festival has been developed in partnership with local people so come along to celebrate your East End. Free.
We’re back with performance favourites and new songs and dance.
So now we are back with performance favourites and new songs and dance. We’ll hear about Angeline the Baker, we’ll go lassoing with some wild cowgirls and boys and we’ll all sing and dance together to some classics like Daglar and Çadırımın üstüne (Rampi, Rampi) and The Ace of Spades. Come and dance the night away like we did last … month when our spirits soared. We are 11 musicians, dancers and singers with loving souls who strum, pluck, beat and whirl.
Join us and dance, sing, eat and drink. £5.00 and concessions on the door.
Book a table on 020 7686 8184. Venue: 86 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7PA
The image you can see on below is an Iron Age Swirling Wheel Ornament from Birkenes, Norway ca 300 CE. It reminds me of the Buddhist Wheel of Life, which symbolises the continuous-repeating circle of birth, life and death.