K’antu Ensemble promise to take audience back in time

Thursday 22nd June 2017 11:00 am
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Award-winning young musicians will evoke the spirit of Renaissance Europe when they perform at Bratton Clovelly next month.

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K´ANTU Ensemble’s award winning multi-instrumentalists and singers will transport Bratton Clovelly in West Devon back in time with a concert of historical songs and dances on Saturday, July 8 at 7.30pm.

They play a variety of replica instruments in exciting, imaginative arrangements, sometimes with vocals and always with rousing percussion that will make you want to dance.

K’antu Ensemble are a group of young, highly talented musicians who explore the less-trodden territories of early music, combining elements of folk and world music from Europe and South America.

Their successful album, Gusto, was featured on BBC Radio 3 and the ensemble has played such venues as King’s Place, Symphony Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Making a name on the international stage, they have also performed in Germany, Egypt, Romania and Hungary.

Their annual tour to the South West is always a highlight, and they will also be stopping at Calstock Arts and schools in Somerset. Supported by the charity Live Music Now, they are currently recording a composition specially written for them by Kerry Andrew which they will tour to festivals across the UK in 2017.

Their concert in Bratton Clovelly is also kindly supported by the Exeter and District Classical Music Trust.

English composer Howard Skempton said: “K’antu Ensemble is a breath of fresh air: early music presented with beguiling virtuosity and inventiveness.”

The event will be held at Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall. Tickets £10 adult/ £6 16yrs and under (advance booking recommended)

Email [email protected],com or phone 01837 871696 or 07813 499740.

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