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Thursday 28th April – Late Evening Recital, The Revolution Smells of Jasmine

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Wallis Giunta mezzo-soprano
Sean Shibe guitar
Adam Walker flute

In Person Tickets: £15, £13 (unwaged/disabled) FREE (U26/Students)

From L’Histoire du Tango: Café; Bordel 1900

Ariel Ramirez
Alfonsina y el Mar
Gringa Chaqueña
Dorotea la Cautiva
Antiguos Dueños
Juana Azurduy

Joni Mitchell

Violeta Parra
La Carta; Ayudame Valentina

Joan Baez
Saigon Bride
Birmingham Sunday

Abel Meeropol
Strange Fruit

Three extraordinary artists, all known for pushing boundaries, join for an electric programme they have called ‘The Revolution Smells of Jasmine’. It’s the soundtrack of revolution and an homage to protest music in the Americas, from female artists and composers, exploring many different themes of social change, abuse, oppression, and of course, revolution. The quote from Juana Azurduy, ‘Lend me your rifle, because the revolution smells of Jasmine’, evokes the narrative of revolution and social change as a virtuous, feminine war for salvation of society/culture.

The programme centres around pieces by Ariel Ramirez, covering revolutionary leaders of South American countries.