LRB - World Literature Weekend
Friday 17 June at 8.30 p.m.
A night of music, drinks and conversation at the Horse Hospital. Singer and musician Kitty Garden will perform songs from Brazil, Cuba, France, Chile and more, as well as more familiar blues and folk tunes, and some of her own material. Originally from North Wales, and raised in New Zealand, Kitty Garden has incorporated sounds from her travels in Europe, Latin America and Africa into her music. In between sets, Nick Richardson, one of the LRB’s Editorial Assistants, will play music from Africa and South America.
Saturday 18 June at 8.30 p.m.
Romanian singer-songwriter Monooka founded Monooka’s Caravan last year to perform traditional songs from the Carpathian mountains in an innovative collaboration with three British musicians: fiddler Meg Hamilton, guitarist Matt Bacon and double bassist Liran Donin. With refreshing spontaneity and enthusiasm Monooka blends the fiery Romanian, Serbian and Gypsy songs of her roots with a more western European jazzy, contemporary sound. Tonight’s DJ will be Garth Cartwright, author of Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians and More Miles Than Money: Journeys Through American Music (Serpent’s Tail).