Sounds of the World brings critically acclaimed global musicians to Woolwich, creating a platform to share live music with local audiences. Join us on Saturday 20th April where we bring the best of world music straight to the Tramshed.
We begin the night with Cameroon-born Muntu Valdo’s music, which is rooted in the blues, mixing African traditions with striking modernity and technical mastery. He’s travelled all over the world and played alongside some of the great names of African and international music including Ali Farka Touré, Manu Dibango, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Damon Albarn, Richard Bona, Boubakar Traoré and Lucinda Williams just to name a few. His mesmerizing solo set juxtaposes his raw, passionate voice and intensely emotive melodies, intricate African guitar lines with an ingenious use of loops and effects to create sun-kissed groove heavy Sawa Blues.
Our second act of the night will be Namlo, who merge the unique blend of beautiful melodies and irresistible rhythms inspired by the diverse folk traditions, cultures and landscapes of Nepal. Fusing indigenous Nepalese folk with a range of global influences played by a fabulous array of top notch world musicians, Namlo brings together cross-cultural rhythms from West Africa to Latin America, as well as Congolese drums,, Nepalese percussion, west American guitar riffs and gorgeous soaring vocals.
The band has featured on BBC Radio 3’sGlobal Beats show and played the Southbank Centre, Liberty Festival in Queen Elizabeth Park, London Jazz Festival, , Greenwich & Dockland Festival, Union Chapel, Richmix and many, many more across the UK.
Sounds of the World is a partnership between South East musician and promoter Ganga Thapa and Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre. ‘We live in a remarkably diverse society, but sometimes we forget our communities because of lack of time’ (Ganga Thapa).
Heading back to our roots as the capitals first regular, modern, comedy club we’re bringing comedy to the Tramshed!
Join us on Friday 10th May for the third event of our new bi-monthly comedy programme, Comedy @ the Tramshed! With established and star studded acts, to up and coming stars of the future. Our line-up includes:
Flo & Joan
Age Guidance: 14+
PHOSPHOROS THEATRE present
Pizza Shop Heroes
Written by Dawn Harrison with the Company.
“We’re going to tell you our stories how we want to.
You’re not here to judge if we’re credible or not.
I am not here to make your conscience feel better.
I don’t need you to feel sorry for me.”
Shortlisted for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2016, this unique emerging company stars four refugee young men who made the arduous journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania. They have told their ‘stories’ repeatedly to the Home Office as part of seeking asylum and it is their desire to reclaim them that grounds Phosphoros Theatre’s innovative work. From the backdrop of a pizza shop we embark on a journey across time and continents to explore how they got here, where they’re going and what they’ve learnt along the way. It’s a story of male and cultural identity, of family and fatherhood, a lyrical collage of memories, hopes, dreams and imagined realities.
From prisons in Libya and Greece to conversations with absent Mothers to raising the next generation of sons. Powerful, celebratory, affirming, authentic; this is theatre that puts refugees centre stage.
‘An illuminating and innovative presentation of the asylum seekers’ journey. It will change your perception. It will make you understand more. It is a play that should be seen by all.’
North West End
‘A declaration of strength, willpower and whole-hearted embrace of life, engineered by people who have climbed mammoth obstacles to perform it. It’s inspiring, humbling and deeply moving’.
Plinth Arts magazine
Previous praise for Phosphoros:
★★★★ Broadway Baby for Dear Home Office: Still Pending – ‘intimate and subtly
poignant story told by those who rarely get their voices heard’
★★★★ Theatre Bubble for Dear Home Office: Still Pending – ‘excellent theatre of testimony’
★★★★ The Stage for Dear Home Office – ‘a bold piece of theatre making’
★★★★ Three Weeks for Dear Home Office – ‘one of the best examples of art for
Tewodros Aregawe, Goitom Fesshaye, Kate Duffy
Emirjon Hoxhaj, Syed Haleem Najibi
Dawn Harrison with the Company
Dawn Harrison and Pavlos Christodoulou
For more information check out our website
Presented by Changeling Theatre Company
The Winter’s Tale, a wonderful fairy story set in Sicily and Bohemia. Leontes has everything a man could want, wealth, power, a family that loves him and friends. .But he is not at peace. Inside he harbours a bitter jealousy that drives him to destroy all he holds dear. Many years later, in a distant country, a journey begins that may ultimately heal his pain and reunite his family. With all the crazy antics of the Changeling magic, plus beautiful costumes and just a hint of …ABBA