Match screened on the 10 x 15 foot screen
7.45pm - Czech Republic v Portugal
9.30pm (or later depending on extra time) – Monooka’s Caravan
An evening of heart-warming Romanian songs from the Carpathian mountains.
Award-winning Romanian singer-songwriter Monooka founded Monooka's Caravan to perform traditional songs from the Carpathian Mountains in a powerful collaboration with three British musicians, Meg Hamilton, Matt Bacon and Paul Moylan, leading lights in the revival of interest in Eastern European music in the UK.
· Monooka – vocals
· Meg Hamilton – violin
· Matt Bacon – guitar
· Paul Moylan – bass
· Cristi Vasile Cozma - ?ambal (cymbalom)
Stelios Katsatsidis- Special guest accordionist from Greece
"She’s a genuine talent!"
Magda Stroe, Deputy Director, Romanian Cultural Institute
Christian Hogas, Theatre Director, Royal Stratford Theatre
Joined by Romani ?ambal (cymbalum) player Cristi Vasile Cozma, Monooka blends the fiery Romanian and Gypsy songs of her roots with refreshing spontaneity, a distinctive voice, improvisation and genuine soul. Monooka is also a storyteller and puppeteer, so you can expect an evening of laughter and joy as well as deeply touching folk songs and fine musicianship.
Part of the East in East: Euro 2012 Festival.