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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 with Jacquelyn Hynes, J Eion, Zingha Rabhi and Edward Lappage.
Tickets £12/£10 concs
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, 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 the talented Singer Songwriter and guitarist J. Eion, the acclaimed Tunisian percussionist, Zinga Rabhi and singer songwirter Edward Lappage.. 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 Jacquelyn 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 and also as a duo with J Eion. She has played 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 Magazine and it was ‘Album of the Week’ on BBC Radio nan Gaídheal.
About J Eion: Limerick born J Eion is a gifted singer songwriter and guitarist, who lived in London for over 20 years, until he recently moved back to his native Ireland. His powerful songwriting is strongly rooted in Irish storytelling; J tours internationally as a solo artist and also as an accompanist for top acts, throughout Ireland the UK and Europe. He released his first album ‘Exiles’ in 2005. He other albums include ‘Acrobat’ which was the number on choice in Czech Republic National Radio. His album ‘J Eoin – Live in Toogenblik’, was recorded in Brussels 2016: a re-mastered version of ‘Live in Toogenblik’ is scheduled for release this year.