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Spring Season Programme of Events

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Haiti Earthquake Benefit Event Lucky Moyo and several other artists are volunteering their spare time to deliver music and dance workshops / performance in aid of the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

More details, as we have them, will be published on our website.

Music For Change 19b Roper Close Canterbury Kent CT2 7EP Tel: 01227 459 243 Fax: 01227 455 662 www.musicforchange.org

Music for Change is a registered charity no. 1063706. A company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England no. 3339187


Urban Folk Quartet

Support from Brendan Power At The Farmhouse, Canterbury 11th of March - 8pm

4 free events at ‘Coffee & Corks’

In collaboration with Coffee & Corks café bar, Music for Change presents 4 x1 hour-long acoustic sets throughout February.

Brendan Power

Saturday 6th of Feb - 8pm New Zealand harmonica player/ composer Brendan has worked with some of the best and most famous musicians in the world and is acknowledged by many as one of the most versatile and creative harp players around today. He has so far recorded 15 solo CDs.

Relig Oran

Tickets are £6.50 from The Farmhouse website. www.thefarmhousecanterbury.co.uk/ event/Urban_Folk_Quartet_live Music for Change presents the Urban Folk Quartet. The Urban Folk Quartet has a truly unique sound, with each member bringing elements to the mix - Paloma Trigas’s Gallician roots, guitarist Frank Moon’s obsession with the oud and Joe Broughton’s ear for a good rock groove, all underpinned by percussionist Tom Chapman’s cajón-based drum set-up. Virtuosic not just in feel and technical ability but also in musical concept, The Urban Folk Quartet is a comingtogether of four of the most inspired artists working in world music today.

Year of the Tiger

Chinese New Year family fun day Adults & children age 2+ Monday 15 February, 11am to 4pm Museum of Canterbury, Stour Street Celebrate Chinese New Year with storytelling, singing and learning a Chinese folk dance with MeiMei. Make your own lantern and tiger mask to take home. Led by Canterbury Museums in partnership with Music for Change, Tel: 01227 475202 or www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

Saturday 13th Feb - 8pm Relig Oran - Takes the traditional music of England, Ireland, Brittany plus Eastern Europe and mixes it with the exotic sounds of the African Kalimba, driving percussion, fiddles and bouzouki’s to produce a heady mix of flavours and rhythms.

Universal Dread Saturday 20th Feb - 8pm

Universal Dread are a family band playing their own acoustic grooves, a rhythmic

blend representing the journeys and experiences of the family. First their was one, then two, then along came three.

Madam Molotoff Saturday 27th Feb - 8pm Musicians Yiannis Zaronis and Phil Holmes play Gypsy Jazz and Balkan Beats. For more information about our future events please refer to our new events calendar on our website: www.musicforchange.org Coffee & Corks café bar, Palace St, Canterbury

Laye Sow

At Orange Street Music Club Thursday the 25th March - 8pm Music for Change presents acclaimed and respected Senegalese singer and guitarist Laye Sow and his band at Orange Street Music Club. His talent as a guitarist and unique singing style has won him fans across the globe. Laye has played at numerous festivals and venues such as WOMAD, Glastonbury, Live Eight, Larmer Tree, Eden Project, the Royal Festival Hall, and the National Theatre. Laye is “An addictive new find – it’s rare to hear such a perfect combination of voice and guitar - Laye Sow is surely one of the best young Senegalese singers” - Charlie Gillett (BBC Radio). Tickets £5 on the door.

A History of the World in Kent Adults & children age 5+ Saturday 20 February, 11am to 4pm Museum of Canterbury, Stour Street Discover tales of amazing objects and Kent’s place in the wider world...from the Dover Bronze Age Boat, and shipwrecked pots to a World War One football. Music for Change artists H. Patten and George Fiawoo will be working in the museum throughout the day. More info on our website: www.musicforchange.org


Events Spring 2010