C05 Twelfth Day / JMO Featuring Moussa Cissokho

Merchiston Concerts - Memorial Hall

Concert

TWELFTH DAY

The wordless communication between Peebles harpist Esther Swift and Orcadian fiddler Catriona Price is the strength of their musical partnership. Their long term friendship and shared humour is evident, giving Twelfth Day its special character: not so much a duo, but a two person quartet. Using the distinctly different characteristics of fiddle and harp, they build layers of ever-evolving sound, rich with rhythm, harmony and texture to present an adventurous mix of folk, jazz and classical influences in their compositions and arrangements of traditional tunes, inspired by their respective Scottish Highland and Lowland heritages.
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JMO. THREE COUNTRIES – ONE LANGUAGE. MUSIC FROM AFRICA, THE MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE

The music of JMO – Jan Galega Brönnimann (Switzerland), Moussa Cissokho (Senegal) and Omri Hason (Israel) is a reminiscence of storytelling. The trio creates a tension between traditional and modern music, with the sparkling sound of the kora (African harp with 22 strings) meeting the warm tone of the bass clarinet and oriental percussion.

Written by all three musicians, “Al nge taa“ is their first release, and means “let’s move!“ in Mandinka, a language spoken in Gambia, Mali and Senegal, Listening to “Al nge taa“ is an unforgettable adventure, merging diverse musical traditions, the band’s unique line-up and its wealth of ingenious melodies and rhythms.


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