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SAT 9 JUNE
The Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith in Association with Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Festival
‘Celtic Caribbean Crossings’ A Night of Irish – Afro Caribbean Music Fusion
Starring Keith Waithe and The Macusi Players And The Jacquelyn Hynes Trio
The internationally acclaimed Caribbean, Jazz and Guyanese musician, Keith Waithe, will take to the stage with the innovative and gifted Irish musician Jacqueline Hynes, both of whom are phenomenal flute players and multi instrumentalists. Together, they will gather a whole host of Irish and Afro- Caribbean musicians, to bring you a night of the most amazing Afro-Celtic Music Fusion!! Waithe, (currently the ‘Distinguished Visiting Artist of Guyana,’) will bring his award winning band ‘The Marcusi Players’ and Jacquelyn Hynes will bring some of the finest musicians on the Irish trad, folk and world music circuits; including Chris O Malley, (from The London Lasses;) Steph West, (Paraorchestra;) guitarist Sarah Mooney and Tunisian percussionist, Zinga Rabhi. This night promises to be one of the best Foot Stomping extravaganzas in London town!!!
About Keith Waithe: Keith is a Master flautist and an expert player of traditional Guyanese music, Folk and Jazz. His band ‘The Macusi Players’ are a world music Jazz band, which blends rhythms from the Caribbean, South America, Asia and Africa. Keith mixes many sounds from his collection of over 200 flutes, fusing enigmatic musical forms and world music resonances. Keith has worked in radio, theatre and television and he is also Musician In Residence to Guyana . He has produced eight albums, all of which have received rave reviews. He has worked with Nitin Sawhney, Courtney Pine and percussionist Bosco de Oliverira, and many more leading artists. He reaches out to audiences of all ages and generations and is renowned for creating magical shows with lots of audience participation.
About Jacqueline Hynes: The exceptionally talented Jacquelyn Hynes, is an innovative and gifted musician known for her mesmerising live performances. She has performed world-wide as a solo artist, with her trio, or as a performer with other bands and projects, playing at many major venues and festivals, including The Roundhouse, Green Note, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican, Sidmouth Folk Festival and The Folk Alliance International in Kansas. Her debut CD “Silver and Wood” received 4 star reviews from The Telegraph and RnR Magazineand it was ‘Album of the Week’ on BBC Radio nan Gaídheal.
“Transfixing playing” Kingsbury Guardian “Full of innovation and imagination” Irish Post.
“Inventive flautist” Time Out (Critic’s Choice) “Exceptionally talented” Irish World
TICKETS | £12 / £10 conc.
DOORS | 7.30pm
VENUE | The Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black’s Road, Hammersmith, W6 9DT