For Gaza Vol 3 was held at Urbanguild on July 24th. People came to to see speeches, talks, slideshows and video presentations about the plight of the people in Gaza.
The theme of this event was the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions for Palestine) campaign. You can find out more about that here.
There were also some goods on sale.
And then there was music! The first act didgeridoo/electronica combo Llama Labo were *SUPERB*.
And dance! Sanae Kuroko danced playfully with experimental midi accordian player ryotaro.
I’m not sure what Swiss/Australian duo Buggatronic (Daniel Buess /James Hullick) were doing but they seemed like they were really into it…
Seed, a group put together especially for this event by trumpeter James Barrett, played an improvisational fusion of rhythmic jazz and world music.
And Yoji and his ghost band played quirky, melodic electronica.
But without question the highlight of the evening was the performance by the Raks Khamis belly dancers!
You can see more pictures of the event here. Sean says attendance was “just over 100 in total – a little down on previous events – but we were happy with the turnout (many new faces!) and the performances/speeches were all brilliant and well received!!” Money raised will go to JVC. Sean continues…
The next JunKroom event (jeez – what volume is it??) is on 10th September @ Urbanguild. Some big hitters for this show!! The line up so far…. (with more artists to be confirmed) is…
Lorenzo Senni (Italy)
Miimo (Tokyo) Super Super Super Steel pan Dub Trio!!
ieva (Samuel Andre from France)
The next FOR GAZA show is going to be a JUNKROOM FOR GAZA event! (huh!) What we are thinking about is using a JunKroom event to raise a bit of money for FOR GAZA – so that we can have a little extra to pay the performers at the events – and print bigger/better posters to advertise the event. We’re still discussing this matter though so no final decision has been made yet. The show will take place on 1st October.
Headlining will be PRAED (great Swiss/Lebanese experimental duo). And other performers lined up include Problematica and Christopher Fryman…
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