CSB Bitesize Streaming Spring Series
With The AVA Band
Saturday May 1st 7pm
One of the highlights of the springtime has been the Bitesize streaming sessions brought to Facebook by Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham. A diverse array of musicians have delivered a stellar musical journey through spring. We’ve been fortunate enough to see world class performers like Millicent Chapanda and Amadou Diagne and many others. How do they do it? How do they conjure this secret sauce over there?
This week we’ll see the sensational Ava Band, a captivating Anglo-Persian group who play mainly original compositions. Fusing Persian vocals, with an accompaniment of kora and flamenco guitar.
This is the lockdown, stripped down line up of the band. Usually you can anticipate additional violin, flute and hand percussion. The ‘lockdown’ line-up comprises: Mina Fatemi – Vocals and John Berry – Guitar.
Mina, is an Iranian singer who performs in her native language, Farsi, with an emotive and poetic delivery that never fails to move the audience. John Berry has an extensive history of musical collaborations, having played in the ensemble, Salmagundi,as well as with Sura Susso, a West African griot from The Gambia, as well as many other musicians.
It’s going to be another inspiring and delightful night from Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham. Not to be missed.
Everything you need to see this amazing Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham performance, here on Facebook