Performance: Enter the Circle
  • The House, University of Plymouth

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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. 

Ombiviolum are a magnificent eight-piece orchestra that 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 is an inner and outer journey into tender places of the human heart, this new offering seeks the healing of ancestral wounds through movement, sound, ceremony and celebration.  Recognising our shared humanity, we reclaim a space to join together and give thanks for the gift of our lives.

Let’s Enter The Circle... 

Artists include:

  • Denise Rowe – dance, spoken word, vocals, percussion
  • Kennedy Chinyere – mbira, vocals, percussion
  • Allan Kerr – percussion, mbira, vocals
  • Bella Lilley – vocals, percussion
  • Ailsa Hughes – cello, vocals
  • James Watts – woodwinds, mbira, piano, vocals
  • Michael Stanton – guitar, vocals
  • Alfie Weedon – bass, percussion, vocals. 

Date: Wednesday 7 November
Time: 19:30
The House
Ticket information: £10/£7, UoP students free via SPiA

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