Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bold Vision benefit - with Mazaika

Bold Vision's plans for a new community cafe at the Telegraph Hill Centre in New Cross are pushing on, with a benefit night at St Catherine’s Church on Friday January 29th. They say:

'The evening will include a performance of Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals (‘The Swan’, ‘The Elephant’ etc.), and appearances by folk singer/songwriter Kat Drake, blues band Little Devils, readings and drama by actors who you will recognise (and not just from Sainsbury’s), accordion and violin duo Mazaika, comic interventions by Phil Nice, and much more (including a Bar). The first half will be child-friendly and last approximately 45 minutes, so bring all the family for this community event and an introduction to some great music.

Tickets available from the Telegraph Hill Centre from 18th Jan (when open) and on the door. The concert is free to under-18s, and to adults on a pay-what-you-can-for BOLD VISION basis! (Suggest £5 +)'.


I am particularly looking forward to seeing Mazaika, who are based locally and have played at Brockley Max etc. but who I keep missing. They are an accordion/violin duo who play Russian and Gypsy music. If you've seen Cronenberg's Eastern Promises - in the top 5 'set partly in Deptford' films ever - you'll be familiar with accordionist Igor Outkine, as he performs in the film. Violinist Sarah Harrison has also played with an outfit called the Hot Club of New Cross - not sure if they are still going, but they sound good. Marc Almond recently performed with Mazaika at Cecil Sharp House:

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