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New European Songbook

Sounds from a continent in flux
11 - 12 August 2017
The Studio

Unique collaborations between established European musicians and artists recently arrived in the continent bring you the newest sounds of Europe today.

Respected European musicians join artists already celebrated in their homelands who have recently travelled to Europe, to create new musical dialogues, showcasing the diverse cultural and musical talents within a continent in flux.

In a two-part programme taking place across two evenings, this rich collection of brand new songs is performed live for the first time, each part featuring a unique bill of artists.

Artists include the UK’s Matthew Herbert and Karine Polwart; Conchita Wurst collaborating with Austrian-based Syrian trio Basalt; Fado singer Carolina; composer Shalan Alhamwy with soprano Rasha Rizk; and musicians from Jordi Savall’s Orpheus XXI project, with more artists to be announced.

The concerts are presented by BBC Radio 3’s Sarah Walker. The New European Songbook is a major creative collaboration between European broadcasters, and events will be live-streamed by BBC Arts Digital and recorded for broadcast through an initiative of the European Broadcasting Union, supported by BBC Arts Digital and BBC Radio 3.

Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47


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  • Running time: 
    1hr 15mins approx

Venue

The Studio

22 Potterrow
Edinburgh,
EH8 9BL

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More information about some of the artists:

Matthew Herbert
Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

Karine Polwart
Website | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Conchita Wurst
Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

Basalt
Facebook

Carolina
Website | FacebookInstagram | YouTube

Shalan Alhamwy
Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

Rasha Rizk
Facebook | Instagram | SoundCloud

Jordi Savall
Facebook

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Tickets

All tickets: £19

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% off
Young Scot cardholders: 50% off