Sounds of the World #11

Sounds of the World brings critically acclaimed global musicians to Woolwich, creating a platform to share live music with local audiences. Join us on 17th August for the eleventh event in the series!

Firstly we have the magical Tom Hyatt is a singer/songwriter and artist, performing dynamic and forthright songs on propulsive guitar or contemplative piano. He will be joined by versatile musician Maya McCourt on cello, of the band Salt Moon.

Following Tom we have the incredible Raka, an 8-piece ensemble that play traditional music from the Balkans. We take our name after a traditional Bulgarian dance the ‘Raka,’ full of leg kicks, clicking heels and hands held high, the unmistakable groove of a ‘Raka‘ brings everyone to their feet. Our music has a strong focus in the folk traditions of Bulgaria and Macedonia

Food is an important part of the Sounds of the World’s ethos – welcoming local traders to cater for the audience with food from a huge variety of cultures. This time, we will have the pleasure of enjoying food from Yak Bites, a Nepalese collective bringing us the rich flavours of this beautiful country.

Sounds of the World is a partnership between South East musician and promoter Ganga Thapa and Tramshed.  ‘We live in a remarkably diverse society, but sometimes we forget our communities because of lack of time’ (Ganga Thapa).