WaterAid presents + Catrin Finch + Paprika + London Bulgarian Choir Tuesday 24 March @ Union Chapel, London WaterAid presents Doors: 19:00 Price: £20 / £18.50 concessions adv + booking fee Entry: Under 16s accompanied by an adult Room: Chapel Tickets on sale with: Ticketmaster / 08444 999 999 Concessions : Under 16s, students & people over the age of 65 Former Royal Harpist and WaterAid ambassador Catrin Finch will be hosting a special evening of world music to mark World Water Day 2015. Catrin and her band will be joined by Balkan folk band Paprika, the London Bulgarian Choir and some very special guests for an exciting night of folk, Eastern European roots and classical music. Proceeds from the evening will go towards WaterAid's work, helping to transform lives in the world’s poorest communities with safe water and clean toilets. Described as The Queen of Harps, Catrin Finch is the former Royal Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales. Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music she has performed all around the world and with many of the world's top orchestras. In her role as a WaterAid ambassador, Catrin has gifted the track Changing Tides, from her new album Tides, to raise money for our life-saving work. Hailing from Romania, Serbia and the UK, Paprika unite traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and Classical Music. The band have toured extensively across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, and have featured at WOMAD festivals in the UK, Spain, Canary Islands and Abu Dhabi. Highlights have included concerts at the Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and EXIT festival. The band are focusing on bringing rare and lost traditional Balkan music back to life, and their journey so far has taken them to BBC World on 3, Radio 5 Live, and most recently Cheltenham Festival, where their set was named as one of the 'spine-tingling music festival moments'. The London Bulgarian Choir was founded by Dessislava Stefanova, a former singer with the Philip Koutev Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble in Sofia, in 2000. Since then the choir has grown into an extended ensemble, winning over listeners around the world with its traditional Bulgarian songs. Expect a spine-tingling performance of dissonant harmonies, exotic scales, and exuberant trills. - See more at: http://store.unionchapel.org.uk/events/24-mar-15-wateraid-presents-union-chapel/#sthash.oiQnGblS.dpuf
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Bio: Hailing from Romania, Serbia and the UK, Paprika unite traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and Classical Music. The band have toured extensively across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, and have featured at WOMAD festivals in the UK, Spain, Canary Islands and Abu Dhabi. Highlights...See Full Bio
"They won the crowd completely with their charm and virtuosity."