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CONCERT REVIEW: Ukraine: An Artist’s View – a captivating act of cultural diplomacy

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This was the premiere of Olesya Zdorovetska’s launch of her project, Telling Sounds. Sitting down, I immediately discerned a sprinkling of Eastern European accents, complimenting the authentic feel of Dash Arts. The stage was minimalistic; we were left to focus on Olesya and her Tsymbaly. Zdorovetska, clad in a vibrant red top, was enthralling. It…

Alexandra de Stanford Wallitt | January 28, 2017
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ALBUM REVIEW: Prague based Overland Inn’s ‘Between a Dog and a Wolf’ – a vulnerable, haunting take on the apocalypse of broken relationships

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Overland Inn are a French trip-hop duo who came together in 2006, with Etienne on guitar, occasional background vocals and what they call ‘machines’ – the latter of which are also operated by Chloe, who also does vocals and keyboards. They’ve spent the last four years or so in Prague and Between a Dog and…

Ian Mole | December 18, 2016
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CONCERT REVIEW: Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants (Courtyard Theatre 4/11/16)

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It says in Sasha Ilyukevich’s publicity that he’s a ‘punk rocker’, but put away thoughts of 1976 and safety pins  – he’s a punk rocker in the true sense and as John Lydon would define it: a genuine individualist. London-based Ilyukevich is a songwriter and vocalist from Belarus and his songs at the Courtyard Theatre…

Ian Mole | November 7, 2016
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CONCERT REVIEW: ‘Jazz from the Playing Card Factory’ – Sorin Zlat and his Trio

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Jazz certainly isn’t the type of music that would come to mind for most people on hearing the names ‘Rimbaud’ and ‘Verlaine’. This feeling of surprise persisted throughout the duration of the evening at Kings Place, with Sorin Zlat as composer and pianist, Andrew Trim on the drums and Michele Montolli on the bass. There…

Andreea Scridon | October 17, 2016