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West Midlands
07 February 2020  -  07 February 2020

Ideas of Noise Festival 2020


The Edge, Cheapside, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0QH



Presented in partnership with Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham as part of Ideas of Noise Festival 2020

Building on last year’s success, IoN and CSB present a brand new intercultural collaboration from four Birmingham based musicians. Combining folk influences from Haiti, Zimbabwe, UK and America with strings, percussion, synths, electronics and vocal explorations, come and hear some never-heard-before music from some of the region’s most exciting musicians.

GERMA ADAN – a Haitian folk artist known for her ability to write and perform in the style of a storyteller with a strong undercurrent of social consciousness at the heart of her music and a desire to explore themes of the past and the modern day.

MILLICENT CHAPANDA – is a proud cultural artist with a vibrant mission to bring the lived experience of women in Zimbabwe onto international world music stages. Her music is a celebration of rich African tradition embodied in a Shona-style.

STELLA ROBERTS – a Birmingham based pianist & composer, Roberts intertwines her jazz experience with left-field experimentalism, bringing wild combinations of analogue & digital synths to both Birmingham band Dorcha and her synth-groove duo project Joybang.

NATALIE MASON – writes intricate instrumentals and surreal songs about times in Birmingham and beyond, while playing as many instruments as she can get a-hold of. She plays in Kamura Obscura and curates alternative music night Club Integral Midlands Branch.