Review @LondonJazzNews || Adriano Adewale – Within the Waves at Cecil Sharp House

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The video:

Jazz and Folk? Surely not. But for once this combination worked really well. The magnificent Brazilian percussionist has been working with the English Folk Dance and Song Society for over a year now exploring the links between English and Brazilian songs of the sea. The result was performed by singers Rebeca Vallim and Sarah Jane Morris, always ready to improvise, plus two huge choirs arranged and conducted by luminaries from the folk and jazz worlds. Between them they put together a programme of folk songs from both countries that might just please both the folk and jazz communities. I hope they get the opportunity to tour the programme.

(Peter Slavid)