Saturday, 25 November 2017, 4.00pm

BAN BAM Creative Women | Changing the Standard

A full day blow-out this November, BAN BAM is a new one-day festival from Improvised Music Company with a focus on female artists in jazz and improvised music, packed full of new ideas, new sounds and new music in The Complex, Little Green St, Dublin 7 on Saturday 25th November.

Kicking off with some late afternoon panels and discussions from 4pm, BAN BAM looks at the issues surrounding the gender imbalance within the Irish jazz scene, examining studies around unconscious bias, how gender-based social conventions influence choice of instrument, the long standing stereotypes of jazz, early music education and the role of promoters and media in addressing a gender imbalance in the wider world of live music.

Our esteemed panelists include British composer Issie Barratt renowned for her high profile work in jazz education, Angela Dorgan from First Music Contact, and broadcaster, musician and composer Ellen Cranitch.

Then from 7pm til late, BAN BAM presents a vibrant programme of live music at The Complex.

Headlining the show will be KOKOROKO (meaning 'be strong' in Urhobo), a London-based Afrobeat band led by a stonking all female horn section, embodying the BAN-BAM ‘chicks with chops’ ethos.

Also performing will be Ruba Shamshoum, whose music mixes the harmony and improvised playfulness of jazz, with tinges of her native Middle Eastern and Arabic musical influence, creating a distinctive and vibrant sound in the company of a 4 piece band.

One of BAN BAMs highlights is our specially commissioned collaboration between two of our most innovative and accomplished contemporary musicians - pianist Izumi Kimura and violinist Cora Venus Lunny, who will premiere new music together for our inaugural BAN BAM event.

Also on the bill is Polish-born, Dublin-based producer, composer singer and multimedia artist Dorota Konczewska. No stranger to experimentation, her instruments comprise of custom-built electronic synths and patches allowing her to chop up beats and record live loops.

BAN BAM celebrating a new standard in jazz and improvised music!

Tickets €20/€25

Please note that any remaining tickets will be available at the door.


Kokoroko Afrobeat Collective - Colonial Mentality | Sofar London

Published on 31 October 2017

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