Kaleidoscope Music Memes: Luke Daniels & Zi Lan Liao

Award winning and critically acclaimed folk musician and singer Luke Daniels hosts Kaleidoscope Music Memes – a series of four folk and world music concerts showcasing three world-class performers from Syria, China and South Africa in duo concerts that will culminate in a final full quartet performance.

In an exciting project with The Atkinson, Met Bury, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Citadel St Helens, these concerts will also use digital technology to allow audiences to jointly create new music in the run up to each concert. Create and share your own musical arrangements on social media and with the artists through the MusicMeme mobile app – free to all concert attenders!

Enjoy outstanding music and be part of the creative process with this unique series of concerts – and if you book for all four, you’ll get a 25% discount!

Wednesday 8 May
Duo concert and short interview with Abel Selaocoe

Abel Selaocoe is a South African cellist who collaborates with beatboxers and world musicians and performs solo classical recitals and concerto performances as a soloist with numerous orchestras including Kwa-Zulu Philharmonic, Johnannesburg Phil and Randburg Symphony.

Wednesday 22 May
Duo concert and short interview with Rihab Azar

Rihab Azar is from the Syrian city of Homs. She studied at the Conservatoire of Damascus under such masters as Askar Ali Akbar and Issam Rafea. In 2014, She became the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. Since moving to the UK in 2016 under the Migrant Talent Scheme, she has performed with the London Sinfonietta and at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Thursday 13 June
Duo concert and short interview with Zi Lan Liao

Zi Lan Liao is an international concert circuit performer on the Gu-Zheng (Chinese zither harp). She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall and has toured Spain, Italy, France, Holland, Finland, United States, and Australia. She also participated at the WOMAD Recording Week in Bath Somerset.

Wednesday 26 June
Finale full quartet performance of Kaleidoscope Music Memes

Luke Daniels is a multi- instrumentalist specialising in button accordion and melodeon and has enjoyed a long career collaborating with a range of artists and organisations as a means of promoting folk music.

Book for all four and get a 25% discount!


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