Upcycled Sounds and Tandem Collective present: Hejira, with Fran & Flora.
Join Hejira on the Oxford leg of their tour, presenting their new album Thread of Gold!
Tickets are £8/£7 online, £10/£9 on the door. Book tickets now: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/462114
Based in London but universal in scope and expression, Hejira are a group that belie much of their own appearance. A band with deeply immersive textures; moonlighting session musicians with a mastery of the subtle and experimental; recipients of effuse critical and creative praise who self-sufficiently record and release their own music.
Informed by, and infused with Ethiopia, Thread of Gold explores loss and grief, but also life and living. The album connects Hejira’s many musical anchor points – articulate songwriting, soulful arrangements, a love of the unpredictable, and a global and highly humanist outlook.
*About Fran & Flora*
Described as ‘London’s best kept secret’ and ‘fiercely passionate’, (Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction), string duo Fran & Flora is one of the most innovative emerging ensembles in the UK. Their outstanding musicianship combined with compelling arrangements have led to their selection as BBC Music Introducing Artists 2018 and rave reviews. Violinist Flora Curzon and folk/experimental cellist Francesca Ter-Berg captivate their audiences with exquisite, soulful tunes from across Eastern Europe which they have learnt from many great masters of the Klezmer and Roma traditions. Delicately navigating the question of authenticity the duo have spent years developing a sound which is simultaneously reverent to the traditions they have been studying and deeply personal. Fran & Flora embarked on this musical journey together following many years collaborating with groundbreaking artists including Talvin Singh (Mercury Prize Winner), Sam Lee & Friends (BBC Folk Award winner), Hejira, Dunajska Kapelye, the London Klezmer Quartet, Cosmo Sheldrake and Frank London (Klezmatics, US).