Between the Lines

LONDON Corsica Studios
4/5 Elephant Road
London
SE17 1LB

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Between The Lines is a new series showcasing music that explores the boundaries between genres. 

Taking place in London bastion of progressive music and experimentalism Corsica Studios, the first series will take place over two nights in May – featuring live performances from artists whose influences range from West African Wassalou music to Irish poetry, with common musical threads tying the whole programme together.

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Sarathy x Danalogue 
Fehdah
Pouya Ehsaei x Yelfris Valdes

In a new musical era where both artists and audiences alike create and engage with music that transcends genre, Between The Lines brings together artists that collectively push those boundaries under one roof.

Early Bird tickets on sale now.

Sarathy x Danalogue

Tabla player and percussionist Sarathy Korwar (Ninja Tune / Leaf Label) & electronic musician Dan Leavers AKA Danalogue (Comet Is Coming / Soccer 96) join forces in a cosmos journey powered by improvisation and electronic skulduggery, in advance of of Sarathy’s new album More Arriving – out on the Leaf Label in June 2019. Brought together by a mutual love of the offbeat, psychedelic and analogue, they promise an evening of interplay and experimentation.

Fehdah

An eclectic songwriter who draws on her love of Wassoulou music, forging an entirely new take on electro-soul. Following the success of her debut EP, Like No Other, she has since delved deeper in the direction of the title track of this EP, producing a pioneering sound that she describes as "Sahelian-Electrosoul". Her latest single, Saharakungoh, is a vocally rich, heavily syncopated and lyrically vulnerable love song – with more singles to come in 2019. A new and cohesive moulding of contemporary electronic and traditional instrumentation which is aligned with today's paradigm of the 21st century Afrofuturist.

Pouya Ehsaei x Yelfris Valdes

Pouya Ehsaei is an Iranian artist residing in London. He has been involved in different projects and collaborations with performers, dancers, and musicians. He experiments with sound, words, video and computer graphics in order to create a piece that keeps the meaning and sensations open for the audience. He has a PhD in Music and an MA in Music Technology from University of York, and is part of the Cuban/Iranian band Ariwo as well as leading the Parasang series of collaborations between himself and an array of eclectic musicians in Redon.

At Between The Lines he’ll perform with London based Cuban trumpet player Yelfris Valdes – one of the most in demand in the London music scene since he arrived in 2014, collaborating with artists like Yussef Kamaal, Moses Boyd, and Nubya Garcia, to grime legend Kano and Quantic, and heavyweights like Chucho Valdés, Billy Harper, Charlie Hunter, Yannick Noa, Sugaray Rayford and Joao Donato just to name a few.