Cambridge University Botanic Garden is delighted to open its’ gates late on Wednesday evenings throughout July to host another season of exciting, open-air music from Cambridge Summer Music. Set on the Garden’s Main Lawn with the Bee Borders as a stunning backdrop, theconcerts allow visitors to enjoy an array of live music with family and friends, on a (hopefully) warm and balmy evening.
Wednesday 4 July, Prime Brass Talented Cambridge-based ten piece brass ensemble with a strong local following.
Wednesday 11 July, She’Koyokh She’Koyokh bring together a variety of melodies and intricate rhythms from Bulgaria; traditions from Serbia; Gypsy dances from Romania and soulful Sephardic and klezmer music from Turkey, Macedonia, Poland and Ukraine.
Wednesday 18 July, TG Collective TG Collective play a mix of hotclub, flamenco, jazz and contemporary classical influences, based around their core guitarists Jamie Fekete and Sam Slater.
Wednesday 25 July, Afrosamba The group encompasses Afro Brazilian Jazz, Samba and Bossa Nova. Joined by seasoned musicians from Mozambique, Brazil and the UK, influences range from João Gilberto’s harmonic complexities and Airto Moreira’s experimental rhythms to the laid-back music of Jorge Ben Jor.
Music begins at 6.15pm, lasting approximately one hour. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the Garden until 8.00 pm when the gates will close. No tickets are required but normal Garden admission applies.
There will be a retiring collection at the end of each performance towards the musicians’ performance fees.
For info go to www.botanic.cam.ac.uk
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