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Devotion to Movement:
Peter Edwards and Tello Morgado

Devotion to Movement, Peter Edwards, Tello Morgado, Poplar Union, live electro, acoustic, soundscapes, dance, music, audio visual, jazz, East London, Poplar
Devotion to Movement, Peter Edwards, Tello Morgado, Poplar Union, live electro, acoustic, soundscapes, dance, music, audio visual, jazz, East London, Poplar

Musicians Peter Edwards and Tello Morgado premier a new interdisciplinary work that tells the
story of dance through video footage projections blended with a live electro acoustic soundscapes.

What to expect

Exploring the relationship between music and movement and its role in traditional culture,
‘Devotion to Movement’ is an audio visual performance that tells the story of traditional dance culture from every continent accompanied by a live score, extracts of recorded poetry and audio of peoples reactions.

The accompanying music to the visual element of the piece is a blend of world music rhythms with synthetic electronic soundscapes. The work uses extracts from traditional dance culture from all over the world, fusing and manipulating them in a celebration of human devotion to movement.

Seeking to expose audiences to new cultures through the familiarity of movement and dance, attracting lovers of world music, jazz, experimental electronic and improvised music.

About Peter Edwards

Peter Edwards is a pianist, composer and musical director whose ‘guileless, soulful music…[is] full of emphatic chording, Latin grooves and romantic, cinematic themes’ (Guardian). He is the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards ‘Newcomer of the year’ and was among the nominees for the 2015 Jazz FM ‘Breakthrough Artist’ award. He works with acclaimed artists Mica Paris and Zara McFarlane, directs the Nu Civilisation Orchestra and was commissioned to compose music for the New Music Biennial 2017 (PRS Foundation).

About Tello Morgado

Tello’s main desire to become a percussionist was inspired by his uncle Joaozinho Morgado who is an internationally respected master percussionist. Growing up as a young boy between Angola and Portugal, he was constantly surrounded by the indigenous music Merengue, Semba, Rebita, Zouk and Brazilian rythms. Along with his exposure to jazz, Afro Cuban Latin, Funk and Rythm and blues, rock and pop and old school hip-hop, it wasn’t long before Tello decided that the path for him to follow needed to be rooted in music.

During his career, Tello has had the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Radio Tarifa, Ojos De Brujo (Spain), Groove Armada, Jocelyn Brown, Gabriel, Leona Lewis, Blue as well as many others.

Fri 29 March 7.30pm-9.30pm

£7 / £5 conc. / £9 OTD
Age range: all ages

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