Transmitting Musical Heritage at Cardiff Festival

band imageSheffield had a great presence at the recent AHRC funded Connected Communities Festival in Cardiff in July 2014.

  • The Full English presented an hour-long annotated concert with extended introductions about the origins and processes involved in turning archive materials into live performance. The whole performance can be viewed here:
  • Babelsongs presented a film made by and about members of the Roma community in Sheffield featuring musicians and original music. The film can be watched here:
  • Rafiki Jazz presented original music improvised, composed, recorded and performed as part of the Transmitting Musical Heritage project. Information about their CD and wider project can be seen here:
  • John Ball extended the project to explore ways of working together inspired by the process of conducting the research as a co-produced project. Music Co-Produced took five musicians and singers who had little previous experience of playing together to improvise and negotiate musical collaboration in front of a live audience.