SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Brazilian Rhythm & Song from a Powerful Women's Collective

Basque Luar

Date: 27 April 2018Time: 7:30 PM

Finishes: 27 April 2018Time: 9:15 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Concert

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Baque Luar are a London-based collective of female vocalists and percussionists, united by their love of afro-Brazilian roots music. Drawing inspiration from the rich soundscapes and traditions of maracatucocobumba meu boitambores de Minas, and ciranda, as well as sacred rhythms of Brazilian candomblé, Baque Luar combine original multi-vocal compositions and arrangements with powerful percussive grooves. Meaning "moonlit beat", Baque Luar is also an ongoing exploration of female rhythmic creativity, engaging critically with gender imbalances in drumming traditions worldwide as well as the music industry at large. With a unique mixture of intricate arrangements, vocal harmonies, body percussion and a spectacular array of drums, these women are guaranteed to inspire.