Abel Selaocoe & Chesaba
Sunday 25 Jul 2021 5:30pm
Part of The Dome Stage
Inspirational group mixing South African traditions, jazz and classical music
South African cellist Abel Selaocoe sings, uses body percussion, and moves effortlessly from classical performance (he’ll be performing at the BBC Proms in August) to improvisation and collaborations with world musicians and beatboxers. He appears as part of Chesaba, an electrifying trio of African celebration with an eclectic mix of cello, kora, n’goni, African percussion, double bass and voice, accompanied by the languages of Bambara, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana and more. Embroidered through the music are improvisations influenced by African, jazz and classical music.
Arrive early and make yourself comfortable
At the Dome Stage our ‘doors’ open at 4.45pm, and the earlier you arrive, the more choice of seating you will have. There is tiered bleacher seating or you can sit on the grass. We encourage you to bring blankets or cushions to make sure you’re comfortable, and we if you want to sit on the grass, you can bring folding chairs as well.
The Dome Stage provides cover for artists but not audience members. Events will go ahead in the rain except in cases of extreme weather. Do look at the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
Britten Pears Arts will be running a free minibus service to and from Dome Stage events. Book your seat here.
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The Dome Stage is programmed in association with Serious.