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Sounds Green 2016 programme announced

The Cambridge Summer Music Festival brings four new acts to the Botanic Garden each Wednesday in July
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Music from 6.15pm. Garden Closes 8pm. Normal Garden Admission applies. Donations are invited towards the musicians’ performance fees.

The Sounds Green programme 2016

Wednesday 6 July, 6.15pm

She’Koyokh is hailed as one of the finest klezmer ensembles playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain. They have spent over a decade absorbing the rich folk music traditions of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.

Barokksolistene: The Alehouse Sessions
Wednesday 13 July, 6.15pm

Founded and led by violinist Bjarte Eike, Barokksolistene is a baroque ensemble that 'brings the raw rhythms of Scandinavian folk music to the high baroque.' Drawing on their native influences they produce programmes that range from Handel’s operas to their unique, branded Alehouse sessions.

Classico Latino
Wednesday 20 July, 6.15pm

Classico Latino combines traditional rhythms and melodies from Latin America with the techniques and sounds of classical music. Their unique and groundbreaking arrangements are performed with verve and virtuosity, creating music with an extraordinary appeal to people from all backgrounds.

Wednesday 27 July, 6.15pm

In partnership with Cambridge Folk Festival, Ímar, a new Glasgow-based five-piece band includes an outstanding array of talent. “As soon as we all sat down to play together properly, it just worked,” says bodhrán player Adam Brown. “We’re going back to the music we started out playing – which is ultimately the reason why we’re all here as musicians.”

Food and Drink:
The Garden Café will serve drinks which will capture the spirit of the music: Pinskster gin with She’Koyokh; real ale with Barokksolistene’s Alehouse Sessions; colourful cocktails with Classico Latino’s music and Real Ale with Ímar’s music.

Pimms and soft drinks will also be on offer alongside a `summer selection’ of food to include: a BBQ (weather permitting) on the outdoor terrace, offering homemade burgers, stilton and mushroom burgers, hot dogs; on the Main Lawn: nibbles; antipasti; ice creams and fresh strawberries.

Visitors are also welcome to picnic.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a small folding chair or cushion to sit on and check the forecast to see if a brolly and raincoat may be required.
We would appreciate it if you do not bring tables, as this obstructs others' view and when busy, takes up scarce seating space on the lawn.

Beverley Glover, Director of the Botanic Garden says: ‘We are delighted to be hosting a selection of the Festival’s talented musicians at the Garden once again. We love to see groups of families, friends and colleagues relaxing in the Garden at the end of the day and enjoying music surrounded by our wonderful plants.”
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