Review @EDP24 - Catapluf’s Musical Journey at Norwich Playhouse

Sun, 07/10/2016

Originally commissioned by the EFG London Jazz Festival, Catapluf mixes samba, jazz and klezmer to create a musical journey for children 5-7 years old.
That said, it struck me that many in the audience were much younger than that – and they were entranced.

It’s impressive the way Adriano Adewale and his band capture the young audience and keep them focused right the way through 50 minutes of complex musical patterns and percussive tricks.


Sun, 07/10/2016

The video:

Cecil Sharp House on a wintry Thursday night was a perfect setting for ‘Within The Waves’, a composition written by percussionist Adriano Adewale that draws on sea-faring traditions from England and his native Brazil. Adewale has had a stellar career – resident in London for the last ten years and having played with a host of big names in the jazz, soul and folk worlds, he is now an associate artist with the English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS), and this is his first project under that role.