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Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara
Saturday 29 March 7.45pm
“…an engaging blend of desert blues, rock and even country.” The Guardian
and gutsy Afro Blues from Robert Plant and Tinariwen collaborator Justin Adams and West African Master
Musician Juldeh Camara will be
performing their mix of African flavoured blues at the Gulbenkian Theatre in
Justin Adams is one of today’s most creative and interesting guitarists and composers. He has an unmatched knowledge of both blues and African styles which he has been developing for twenty years. He co-wrote the Robert Plant album Mighty Rearranger, released in 2005 to rave reviews.
Justin is joined by Juldeh Camara, a Gambian griot and
master musician. Playing the ritti, a one-stringed fiddle, he participated as a
griot in traditional Fula society. The show also features
Their album Soul Science is in the fRoots and Songlines 2007 top 10 albums of the year, and is nominated for a Radio 3 World Music award. As a live trio, they invoke the spirit of ancient juju Rock and Roll.
“...a real landmark in African flavoured blues...it just feels right" fRoots
“Unquestionably the cross-cultural album of the year” Independent on Sunday
Tickets £12 Concs £10
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ADAMS + JULDEH CAMARA trio
Justin Adams is one of today’s most creative and interesting guitarists and composers. He has an unmatched knowledge of both blues and African styles which he has been developing for 20 years. He co-wrote The Robert Plant album "Mighty Rearranger", released in 2005 to rave reviews and is also a renowned producer. His work with Saharan desert blues sensations TINARIWEN, whose 1st and 3rd albums he produced, Robert Plant’s Strange Sensations band, and collaborations with Brian Eno, Jah Wobble, LO’JO , as well as musicians from African, Arabic and Irish traditions have created his unique style
is joined by Juldeh Camara, a Gambian griot and master musician. His blind
father received the gift of music from forest spirits who took the use of his
eyes in return. Playing the Ritti, a one- stringed fiddle, he participated as a
griot in traditional Fula society. He was recorded by Bill Laswell for a CD of
traditional Gambian music and it was this CD which Justin Adams had been
listening to for years when he received a call from Juldeh.
Juldeh has an unusually keen and open ear, and he in turn had heard Justin's ‘Desert Road’ CD and appreciated the way in which ancient trance-like rhythms had been given a modern vitality, not tidied up and shrink-wrapped but left true to their essential spirit.
collaborative album, "Soul Science" (released 1 October 2007) envisions a modern
where ancient spirits are not extinguished by red tape and computers but enlivened by the crackle of rock and roll electricity.
live shows will also feature Adams' long time percussionist Salah Dawson Miller,
who has played with an extraordinary array of artists including Phillip Glass,
The Drifters, Dr. John, 3 Mustaphas 3 and Jah Wobble, and who studied in