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We Are (Adaawe)

By | Published on Sunday 12 August 2018

Fringe frazzling you? Then this is your show – the performers’ energy is infectious. We drummed (drums were provided), we clapped, we cheered! This strong, all-women African drums and vocal group from Los Angeles were inspirational and inclusive – beautiful, powerful voices telling stories about other women making extraordinary, world-changing decisions. Their positivity and storytelling reminded me of ‘The Moth Radio Hour’ radio shows, only with beautiful singing and expert drumming and, just when I thought there should be dancing – the dancers appeared! Interesting ideas were aired and I switched between being thoughtful and being rather a cool drummer several times. The vocals were first class and the genuine camaraderie between audience and musicians warmed my heart.

Just Festival At St John’s, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]