Denise Rowe is a choreographer, movement artist, singer, film maker and mbira player. Trained in the UK, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Zimbabwe, she has led workshops in traditional and contemporary pan-African dance for 14 years.
This magnificent eight-piece orchestra marries the kaleidoscopic patterns of Zimbabwean mbira music with Celtic folk melodies and western classical instruments.
Sophisticated African percussion and uber-funky double bass gives the music an irresistible groove through which European flavours of strings, woodwind and guitar are intricately woven, with soulful four-part harmony singing and virtuoso dance.
Enter the Circle
Music, dance and spoken word arising from the 'Meeting of the Tribes'. A journey into tender places of the human heart, this new offering seeks the healing of ancestral wounds through movement, sound, ceremony and celebration.
Enter the Circle artists:
- Denise Rowe – dance,
spoken word, vocals, percussion
- Kennedy Chinyere –
mbira, vocals, percussion
- Allan Kerr – percussion,
- Bella Lilley – vocals,
- Ailsa Hughes – cello,
- James Watts – woodwinds,
mbira, piano, vocals
- Michael Stanton –
- Alfie Weedon – bass, percussion, vocals.
Date: Wednesday 7 November
Venue: The House
Ticket information: £10/£7, UoP students free via SPiA