Concerteenies at Kommune: Kate Griffin & Matchume Zango

Kate Griffin & Matchume Zango
  • Sunday 7 July
    11.00 – 11.45am
  • 1.00 – 1.45pm
Ticket typeCost
Adult£10.50
Under 1 Year Oldfree
Child aged 1+£3.50

Kate Griffin (UK banjo player) and Matchume Zango (Mozambique multi-instrumentalist) perform for 0-5 year-olds and their grown-ups.

Kate Griffin (UK banjo player) and Matchume Zango (Mozambique multi-instrumentalist) are forging a new cross-cultural collaboration celebrating the universal power of traditional music. They both bring echoes of their respective traditions to a vibrant new sound full of world rhythms, contemporary song-writing and joy.

With songs, dancing, listening as well as bubbles, percussion, props and informal introductions, this is a fun and informal gig for adults and their children aged 0-5 years.

Children eat for FREE at Kommune on Sundays - why not book a table and stay for lunch? Kommune's cafés open at 10, and their restaurants open at 11am.

Kate and Matchume are both experienced collaborators in their own right and the binding force of their collaboration is freedom to explore genres on their traditional instruments: for Kate the clawhammer banjo and Matchume the timbila. Matchume is a renowned international artist working in performance, theatre, dance and film, and has recorded several albums with Timbila Muzimba, MoSomeBigNoise, Kubilai Khan and Forest Jam. With lineage from Zavala, Inhambane Province, the centre of Mozambique’s timbila tradition, he is regarded as one of the new masters of timbila. Kate has toured internationally with her Indo-folk collective Mishra, currently collaborating with Sufi vocalist Deepa Shakthi and has been described as ‘one of the top banjo players in the country’ by virtuoso Dan Walsh.

Kate and Matchume met during Making Tracks online residency amidst the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, where despite the barriers of virtual collaboration they resonated deeply with each other's creative practice and music. Two years later they met in Maputo (Mozambique) to feel the magic in person and record an EP and perform live for the first time. Determined to share this new global sound, Matchume is joining Kate for his first tour of the UK, where they will debut their uplifting live show in July 2024.

Tickets

  • There's no need to print your tickets, just show your QR code or give your name on the door.
  • Please book tickets for all attendees.
  • Refunds are available up to 7 days before the start of the event.

More info for on the day

  • Large bags, buggies and coats should be left at the side of the room.
  • There are nappy changing facilities and feel free to breastfeed.
  • You are responsible for the safety of your own children and belongings.
  • This venue is accessible for buggies and wheelchairs. Please contact us with any accessibility queries - concerteenies@gmail.com.

Performers

Kate Griffin (Banjo, Singer) and Matchume Zango (Timbila and other Mozambican instruments)

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