Indré Jurgeleviciute (Lithuania) - voice and kanklés
Jean Christophe Bonnafous (France) - bansuri
Bert Cools (Belgium) - guitar and effects
The festival returns to Easebourne Parish Church where it has established a reputation for a series of stunning ‘world music’ performances in recent years. The first of two concerts in the 40th anniversary festival features Merope, a mesmerising combination of Lithuanian, French and Belgian musicians. Together they share a unique chemistry as they combine traditional Lithuanian melodies with their own compositions - elegant textures, harmonies and polyrhythms creating an ethereal atmosphere. Music for a calm spirit...
“The mixture of acoustic and electronic sounds is perfect in balance. The beauty and virtuosity embrace each other gently. The songs consist of layered melodies, which make a warm flood whose direction can change any moment.”
Bar kindly provided by The Halfway Bridge
Generously supported by the Lithuanian Culture Council, the Lithuanian Culture Institute and Lithuanian Embassy in the UK
Merope (photo: Visvaldas Morkevicius)