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From The Horse’s Mouth (PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015

From The Horses Mouth

FTHM is as delightful as it is hard to summarise. A sort of pop-up jazz-hip-hop cafe, with spoken word? Witnessing the overlap is half the fun, as poem recital slips into groovy trumpet solo halfway through – ever wish your life was set to a hip-hop soundtrack? A possible game-changer for those averse to ‘solemn’ spoken word events, what ultimately makes FTHM magic is its small, hand-picked bouquet of performers, who collaborate in perfect tandem, like a beautiful, funky bicycle. Even the venue harmonises, the low-ceilinged yellow-lit room evoking scenes of smoky 20s jazz bars; the vibe is communal rather than clubhouse, and stage became the dancefloor for the tuneful finale, audience members jiving with performers in a cracking, feel-good fiesta of a send-off.

Chiquito, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Sarah Murphy]