J A M I N A R O U N D p r e s e n t s :
Summer concert series
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th August
In the awe-inspiring setting of Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre, surrounded by the beautiful Dorset countryside, Jaminaround is hosting a unique music and creative practice residential course for 30 participants. A stimulating program of workshops, talks and opportunities for collaboration, curated with the intention to refresh, to inspire and to promote holistic creative wellness. inspiration for producing new bodies of work.
In conjunction with the course, we are also presenting two evening concerts to the public, consisting of performances from our lead practitioners / workshop leaders and some exclusive collaborative offerings from the course participants.
Alice Zawadzki is a vocalist, violinist and composer based in London who’s sound draws upon jazz and gospel, her extensive classical training as a violinist and a continuous exploration of improvisation, poetry and folk music from diverse traditions, not least her father’s native Poland. Alice has been declared, “one of the sharpest talents currently at work in UK jazz” but her striking ability to perform across genres gives her a unique accessibility and an especially distinctive voice. Alice's performances are always filled with surprises and delivered with her irrepressible ebullience!
One of the leading UK-based storytellers, Jan Blake has been performing worldwide for over twenty-five years. Specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia, she has a well-earned reputation for dynamic and generous storytelling.
Friday 13th August
A special treat to round off the event on Saturday night courtesy of Moroccan Gnawa musician Simo Lagnawi.
Simo will lead us through a traditional Gnawa Lila trance healing ceremony.
Delving comfortably within the sounds of jazz, soul, classical, and electronic, Sam Beste is a rare polymath in music. He honed his skills touring worldwide with the late Amy Winehouse as her pianist and later founded his band Hejira, where he performs guitar, vocals, and keyboards. Sam has continued making contributions to multiple collaborative projects - writing, arranging, engineering, mixing - for the likes of Matthew Herbert, Floating Points, Kano and others. He also produces and performs solo as The Vernon Spring. Sam will be performing songs from his new release, inspired by Marvin Gaye's seminal album 'What's Going On'.