Performance: Ombiviolum & 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

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, 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
Venue:
The House
Ticket information: £10/£7, UoP students free via SPiA

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