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World Music Concerts – King Gurcharan Mall

March 1 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Music Worldwide present Connecting Cultures, a series of six international music concerts which will be taking place across heritage venues and theatres in Norwich from 28th February to 11th March 2022.

The concerts explore traditional and sacred music from countries including Bulgaria, Zimbabwe, India, Venezuela, Sub Saharan Africa and Syria.
To find out more about the Connecting Cultures programme click here

Tickets are on sale from the Norwich Theatre Royal Box Office.
If you would like to attend more than one concert, you will need to book each concert separately via the page links below.


King Gurcharan Mall

King Gurcharan Mall

(India)

  • Concert Date: Tuesday 1st March 2022
  • Venue: The Halls, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich NR3 1AU
  • Doors Open: 6.30pm
  • Concert Running Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

King Gurcharan Mall’s originality, dedication and talent have made him a formidable force in the Asian music industry. He has created his own distinct identity and taken his place among the best Punjabi musical talents in the world.

King G Mall, as he is now widely known, is one of the most prolific and pioneering musical personalities in the world of Indian Bhangra music and Dhol drumming.

Having been instrumental in the birth of Bhangra music industry in the western world, Gurcharan is without any doubt, the most loved, respected & cherished of the world’s legendary Dhol players.

Presented by Music Worldwide, the concert has been made possible with support from Arts Council England and is part of a wider educational outreach project in which King G Mall has undertaking with local children from Lionwood Junior School.

Ticket Prices: Band A £9.00 Band B £7.50 Under 16s £5.00

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The London Bulgarian Choir

The London Bulgarian Choir

(Bulgaria/Eastern Europe)

  • Concert Date: Friday 4th March 2022
  • Venue: Norwich Cathedral,The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH
  • Doors Open: 6.45pm
  • Concert Running Time: 7.15pm – 9.15pm

Led by native Bulgarian singer Dessislava Stefanova, former member of the Philip Koutev Bulgarian Folk Ensemble, the London Bulgarian Choir takes us on a journey around Bulgaria, exploring the landscapes of the voice and the creative traditions of this land.

Dessislava Stefanova started classical training aged six, but found an alternative to the formality of communist-style musical education in the Children’s Folk Music & Dance Company.

She has been performing & teaching the distinctive choral music of Bulgaria in the UK since her arrival in 2000. An experienced conductor, soloist & ensemble singer, she has established a career singing for film soundtracks & theatre.

Presented by Music Worldwide, the concert has been made possible with support from Arts Council England and is part of a wider educational outreach project, which Choir leader Dessislava Stefanova has leading with music students from Norwich School.

Ticket Prices: Band A £9.00 Band B £7.50 Under 16s £5.00

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Anna Mudeka & The African Choir of Norfolk

Anna Mudeka & The African Choir of Norfolk

(Zimbabwe/ Pan Africa)

  • Concert Date: Monday 7th March 2022
  • Venue: The Halls, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich NR3 1AU
  • Doors Open: 6.30pm
  • Concert Running Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Anna Mudeka, founder and Artistic Director of Tambai Promotions is a passionate & charismatic ambassador for the arts & culture of the Sub-Saharan African continent. Multi-instrumentalist, actress, singer, writer & educator, she is a polymath proud to share the ancestral heritage of her native Zimbabwe.

Her choir is made of a vibrant group of women sharing their love and heritage of Africa from different parts of Africa including Ivory Coast, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Eritrea, Ghana, Tanzania, Caribbean and Black British descendants.

Anna will be joined also by Sefo Kanuteh, a Kora player from The Gambia, as well as fellow Zimbabwean artist and singer Millicent Chapanda.

Presented by Music Worldwide, the concert has been made possible with support from Arts Council England and is part of a wider educational outreach project, which Anna has undertaken with local pupils from Norwich Primary Academy.

Ticket Prices: Band A £9.00 / Band B £7.50 / Under 16s £5.00

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Maya Youssef Ensemble

Maya Youssef Ensemble

(Syria / Middle East)

  • Concert Date: Wednesday 9th March, Norwich Playhouse Theatre
  • Venue: Norwich Playhouse Theatre, St. Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB
  • Doors Open: 6.30pm
  • Concert Running Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Maya Youssef is hailed as ‘queen of the qanun,’ the 78-stringed Middle Eastern plucked zither. Maya’s intense and thoughtful music is rooted in the Arabic classical tradition but forges pathways into jazz, Western classical and flamenco styles. It explores the emotional and healing qualities of music.

For her, the act of playing music is a life- and hope-affirming act and an antidote to what is happening, not only in Syria, but across the world. Her latest release ‘Finding Home’ is a journey through memories and the essence of home both within and without. The music is deep and visceral and explores the full sonic textures of the qanun.

Maya wrote her music during a time of spiritual awakening. Over time she has come to accept the loss of her homeland and in the process of grieving (which she explored in her Album Syrian Dreams in 2018) Maya has found a much greater sense of home in the most spiritual sense.

Presented by Music Worldwide, the concert has been made possible with support from Arts Council England and is part of a wider educational outreach project, where Maya has been teaching music with young learners from St. Williams Primary School.

Ticket Prices: Band A £9.00 / Band B £7.50 / Under 16s £5.00

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Justin Adams & Mohamed Erribbaa Ensemble

Justin Adams & Mohamed Erribbaa Ensemble

(UK/ Morocco/ Middle East)

  • Concert Date: Friday 11th March 2022
  • Venue: Stage Two, Theatre Royal, Theatre St, Norwich NR2 1RL
  • Doors Open: 6.30pm
  • Concert Running Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Justin Adams is an experienced guitarist, producer & composer. With Robert Plant, he created top 10 albums & toured the world.

His production on landmark albums by Tinariwen brought the band to global attention, while his collaborations with Rachid Taha, Juldeh Camara & Brian Eno brought awards & recognition as a musician working between cultures.

For this concert Justin will bring a multi-cultural line-up of musicians from his Robert Plant touring band along with traditional musicians from Morocco and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Presented by Music Worldwide, the concert has been made possible with support from Norfolk County Council and is part of a wider educational outreach project, where Justin has been teaching music with young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugee students based in Norwich.

Ticket Prices: Band A £9.00/ Band B £7.50 / Under 16s £5.00

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