Friday 17th June 2022
Doors 6pm for a 6.30pm start
Júlia Kozáková is a world-music singer from Slovakia and also a student from the Music Department at SOAS. In this special one-off concert, supported by public funding providing by the Slovakia Arts Council, she will be performing with her new project Manuša which tracks old traditional Roma (Gypsy) songs and their stories from Slovakia and Central Europe.
These songs are a crucial part of the identity of Rumungre Roma, which are sadlychallenged by the ongoing marginalization of Roma minority. In this exciting live performance, Kozáková will perform with a traditional cimbalom band composed of some of the most recognized Roma musicians from Slovakia.
We had a wonderful online concert from Julia and her group in summer 2021, and we're extremely excited to be able to welcome them to SOAS in person, a year on.
Wednesday 28 September, 2022
Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start (UK time)
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)
Neff and his all-star group featuring Graeme Flowers, Davide Mantovani and Davide Giovannini will present an action packed night of progressive Latin jazz steaming with Puerto Rican “Sabor” and a Nordic cool called “Sisu.”
“Neff Irizarry has embarked down a path traveled by few guitarists in contemporary jazz and certainly contemporary Latin jazz! To execute all the montunos, guajeos, necessary harmonizations, and to solo with clarity and fire is a tall order but Neff is certainly up to the task.”
—Steve Khan, guitarist
The Voice of Latin Jazz Guitar