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Kuma Lisa

Rank #55 UK London, UK World / Balkan, Bulgarian / Folk


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Sounds Like: Oi Va Voi

Bio: Kuma Lisa is a trio living in East London who like to mix folky tunes with jazzy arpeggios and Bularian roots. Originally Kuma Lisa is a folktale fox character borrowed from Eastern Europe. She currently lives in an overgrown Walthamstow garden and makes music with which you can travel through time. See Full Bio

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  • 2014

    Apr 23

    London, UK | 8:00pm
    Wed Apr 23 8:00pm


    Album Release Concert Kuma Lisa brings fascinating fusion of Bulgarian roots and western folk/jazz: toe-tapping beats and emotionally charged melodies. This gig is to celebrate the release of their debut album and they will be joined on stage by special guests Bob Loveday (Bob Geldof)(violin) and Dave Shulman (clarinet). "Their music is beautiful, ethereal and completely entrancing.'' (The Vortex)

  • 2013

    Nov 1

    Walthamstow, UK | 7:30pm
    St Mary's Church
    Walthamstow, UK
    Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:30pm


    Concert starts at 8 o'clock.

  • 2013

    Mar 21

    London, UK | 8:00pm
    Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:00pm


    Kuma Lisa and The Portraits double bill at Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow Thursday 21st March 2013 Kuma Lisa is an international trio based in Walthamstow. The band mixes new and old folk elements from Eastern and Western Europe with jazz sensibilities. The music carries uneven rhythms where West and East meet. Melody is central in the sound and the vocals move from warm to soaring, influenced by Bulgarian folk from the ages. The song themes are journeys and explorations of dreams, reflection, nostalgia, love, nature in man, and celebration of life. Album Kuma Lisa 2013 to be released later this spring! http://www.kumalisa.co.uk/ From their roots playing as an acoustic duo the Portraits have exploded into an energetic, sparkling full band (violin, cello, bodhran, upright bass) and their live performances leave audiences moved to laughter and tears in equal measure. The Portraits’ warm upbeat sound, which mixes folk with music theatre, jazz and classical styles, has secured the band a big following in the UK and France. Their new album Counterbalance was released in November 2012. http://www.theportraitsmusic.com/home.cfm

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