Our weekly festival, every Tuesday at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden through the summertime, with Turkish turbo-folk ensemble The Odd Beats, world-music pioneer Barnaby Keen, and folk collaboration Caplin, Langan & Dila V.
THE ODD BEATS
Multinational gypsy, folk and psychedelia, combining Turkish folk, Balkan dance beats, and Greek Rebetiko amongst other world music flavours. Queen of hearts Dila V spreads positive vibes with her superb voice and beaming smile, while Fati Ebrem's psychedelic guitar mesmerises all who experience The Odd Beats. Their music is embellished with eastern percussion and powerful ethnic rhythms for an uplifting dance experience.
Singer and songwriter with London band Flying Ibex, Barnaby Keen’s music fuses Brazillian beats with Beatles-esque psychedelia, African rhythms and nods to Thom Yorke and Jamaican reggae. Built around guitar, vocal and loops, what emerges is a woozily catchy set of highly accessible world music infused songs, all delivered with charismatic flair. His debut album, “Tale Of A Waking Man”, was released in 2009, followed by the 2011 EP “Learnt From Love”.
“Stunning music” – Simon Raymond, Bella Union
“I’m smitten with this record” – Tom Ravenscroft, BBC Radio 6 Music
“This is something special” – James Blake, BBC Radio 1
CAPLIN, LANGAN & DILA V
A fresh new project featuring John Langan and Alastair Caplin from Langan band (Open Stage Award winners at Celtic Connections 2008) & Turkish singer Dila V on vocals. Together they experiment with songs they learnt on their travels, including Balkan folk classics from Eastern Europe, Scottish and Irish ballads from the celtic tradition, and songs in spanish and arabic learnt in Andalucia. Powerful harmonies blend with a huge palette of flavours, as Ali Caplin brings his deft violin melodies to adorn a new project which celebrates friendship and cultural collaboration.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Since our first season in 2013, our event at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden has always inspired audiences in a unique and thrilling way. This season of events captures the essence of a weekend rural festival in the centre of Dalston on a Tuesday evening.
The phenomenal surrounds of the garden combine with delicious pizzas from David Latto, and a supreme and ever-evolving roster of acts, to create a magical atmosphere which brings people together in a friendly and welcoming space.
It's a community of music-lovers joining to celebrate the warm months in a carefree and supportive atmosphere, with a compelling live soundtrack.