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Awake Love Orchestra (Awake Projects – Sweden and UK)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

This hour of genre-spanning music from around the world is exactly what’s needed to revitalise any jaded festival goer. At first the intensity of their passion may be a little intimidating but they will get you in the end with their infectious enthusiasm. The theme is love and it is beautifully expressed through the group’s absolute joy for music. Excellent song arrangements take the visitors from one culture and century to another; the music of Russia, Sweden, America, England, Poland, among others, are fused together seamlessly as choral music and hip hop collide. The talent coming from this small, international ensemble is obvious as they use their mouths, bodies and instruments to create sound in an wonderfully unique and connected way.

C, until 26 Aug, 3.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alice Harrold]