Trans-Siberian March Band+ Desert Rock

Wed 15 January 7.30pm
Free / Main Space / Standing

The Trans-Siberian March Band bring their borderless bag of musical styles to Rich Mix for a series of monthly shows, featuring a different guest act each month.

The Trans-Siberian March Band is a London-based Balkan Brass Band. Formed in 2007, the group’s flamboyant, high-energy performances have earned them an established reputation on the Balkan, burlesque and festival scene both in the UK and beyond.

A fearsome blend of clarinets, brass, percussion and vocals, the TSMB look as loud as they sound, with ever-stranger costumes guaranteeing an always spectacular and memorable performance.

+ support from Desert Rock

Desert Rock is the sound of old school Blues influences such as Skip James, John Lee Hooker and R L Burnside with hypnotic grooves and melodies from the Sahara. This multicultural outfit delivers energetic trancey rock blues dripping with Mandinka rhythms

Desert Rock started as Ramon Goose 's idea to combine North African & West African Mandinka rhythms with earthy trancey blues. Drawing on band members from his recent bands with Diabel Cissokho & The West African Blues Project, he formed Desert Rock to get back to edgier more dangerous Blues. There is no higher musical agenda with this band except to play the music that feels the most natural with each member contributing as they know best. The debut album entitled "Mississippi Mandinka" is expected in the near future...

"Sensational multicultural blend" Dave Rubin (Author & Journalist)

7.30pm - 8.15pm

Free Talk: Stalin and Shostakovich: The unequal relationship between the unspeakable and the sublime.

A brief consideration of some aspects of the life of Dimitri Shostakovich and the impact of the times in which he lived upon his music.

Twitter: @transsibband


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