About Original Roots
Ninety One Living Room Presents Original Roots: A new series of live music events on Friday nights with a world-jazz fusion angle.
On Saturday 29th March, it is with great pleasure that we welcome Kefaya to the living room stage.
About the artist
Kefaya are an award winning musical collective led by UK-based musicians and producers Giuliano Modarelli and Al MacSween. They are a eclectic group of immigrants, travellers and international artists. Kefaya seek to find common ground between global folk traditions with a cutting-edge sound rooted firmly in the 21st century.
Since winning Best Newcomer at Songlines Music Awards 2017, Kefaya have been gaining a reputation for their virtuosic and mesmerising live shows, performing across Europe and India with a modular line-up ranging from a trio to a nine-piece ensemble.
Kefaya take their name from the Arabic word meaning “enough”, a rallying-cry that came to prominence during the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings. Their debut album ‘Radio International’ was recorded during travels and collaborations with musicians across India, Palestine, Spain, Italy & the UK.
Themes of internationalism, freedom of movement, immigration and political struggle are reinforced by the concept of the album as an international radio station, where radio samples weave together the musical and political intentions behind the album.
Regular members of the live show include: Giuliano Modarelli (guitar), Al MacSween (keyboards), Joost Hendrickx (drums), Camilo Tirado, (live electronics), Domenico Angarano (bass), Elaha Soroor (vocals), Gurdain Rayatt (tabla), Deepa Nair Rasiya (vocals), and Cormac Byrne (percussion).
What is Original Roots?
Original Roots is our brand new East London live music night, celebrating funk, soul and world rhythms to get you on your feet on Fridays! Soul, Funk and World music is on the menu on Fridays at Ninety One Living Room. As always we seek out the best musicians at the top of their game. The series will showcase an outstanding line up of new and current artists alongside some legendary, world class names.
- Live Performance 9 pm
- DJ until 1:30 am