Wednesday, 1 May 2013

An International Festival Fringe for 2013

We're always delighted to welcome people to Buxton for the Fringe. We get many visitors from the UK and each and every one will - we hope - leave with happy memories, looking forward to returning.

For Fringe 2013 we have a number of performers who will be making longer journies to take part. On the Comedy front we shall see and hear Daliso Chaponda from Africa. Now Africa is a big and diverse place so let's pin Daliso down a bit - he comes from Malawi but began his comedy career with appearances in Canada in a show called "Feed This Black Man". Anyway he's appearing at Underground Venues and doing 4 shows - he promises to be a contender!

Africa Entsha are all over Fringe 2013 - appearing on the Pump House Roof, St Peter's Fairfield and at St John's Church. So it will be hard to miss these guys - and there is no reason to want to miss them. They are here - from Soweto - for a short British tour. When they played in London it was reported that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into their performance, making for a diverse set which draws on the vibrancy of 1950s doo-wop, the all-singing, all-dancing presentation of the 1960s soul groups and the more saccharine tendencies of the modern R&B outfits as much as the soft, healing invocations and exhilarating spirit of their own tribal cultures.

From Brazil we'll be welcoming pianist Emma Souza Lima - follow the link for a clip of her playing. She is playing at the Methodist Church on July 18th - so don't miss the chance to hear her.

Also from Brazil is Ana Maria Lines who is perfroming with Mike Payton in a show called "Souvenirs" which combines story, music and dance. They will be performing at The Railway on the first four nights of the Fringe - 3-6 July - so get yourselves organsied!

We'll have a look at some other international performers tomorrow!