N O W ' S - T H E T I M E
Edited by Jayne Houghton
Womad! THE 1986 WOMAD FESTIVAL WILL take place on Friday lath, Saturdey 19th and Sunday 20th July at 4 , Kenn Pier Farm, Clevedon, near
Bristol. The international line up r focuses this year on West Africa L and the Caribbean. Artists con-
t fvmed so far are Siouxsie & The E)anshees, Gil Scott Heron, The
Gambia National Troupe, Sonny Okosuns, Selda, The Jazz Warr i w , Youssou N'Dour et le Super Etoile DCDaksr, The Housemartins, Chakk, and Liu Van Khiem. , Several mists are still to be confirmed, with two major headlining 1 s r a ~to be announced soon, Music from 25 countries will be performed and tickets will be obtainable from May 2 1st at record stores throughout Britain or by mail from WOMAD, PO Box 292, Brisrol BS 99 7TE. Enclose an SAE. Ticket prices are f 17 for an adult weekend ticket, S8 for one day only. Children under 12 admitted free.
Live Theatre CO A NEW mRFORMANCE VENUE IS TO open in Newcastle upon Tyne in mid-July. Newcastle's Live Theatre Co. is playing host to the events which will include theatre, 1 comedy. cabaret and, of course,
jazz. The fust performance is on July 20th, entitled Dreaming North. The Live Theatre is based at 27 Broad Chare, Quayside. (01) 261 2694, fm more details.
I A N AMBlTlOUS TWO-DAY JAZZ
kstival, involving 30 national and 1' Id bands, is to be held in
Penarch on Saturday and Sunday,
July 12th and 13th. The program-
Lme is organised with the assistance of the Welsh Jazz Society. There will be a programme of modem jazz in the grounds of the Kymin from 12 noon 'til 7pm on the Saturday, and traditional jazz from 12 noon 'til 7pm on the Sunday. P V Kenny Ball, Ronnie Scort, Dudu E Pukwana, New Orleans Jazz Band l and s m d local talents make up the bill, with local traders and shopholders joining in the festivities. Refreshments and beer tents will be available and the promenade will be closed to traffic for the weekend.
Caribbean Village HopAREMARKABLE RANGE OF CARIBbean music -much of it previously unheard in Britain - is offered at the Commonwealth Institute's Caribbean Music Village which takes place in HoHand Park and The Commonwealth Institute from 7-24 July. The Village is sponsored by Capital Radio as part of their Capital Music Festival. Musicians, dancers and artists are bringing sights and sounds to Britain from 11 Caribbean countries. There's soca and calypso, East Indian drummers, a 17-piece rasta band and hundreds of other acts. The daytime programme takes place on Yucca Lawn, Holhmd Park W11, and there are free informal concerts, workshops and Caribbean food tents. In the evenings, there are concern in Holland Park's Open Air Theatre or ,the Commonwealth Galleries. For a free programme of events contact The Commonwealth Institute Public Relations on (01) 603 4535.
Almeida: The Reich Staff THE ALMEIDA T H ~ T R E ' SFESTIVAL has some interesting features this year. Running from 9th June 6th July, the notable highlight is a talk by Steve Reich about his life and mlsic. This will be held in the Union Chapel,Compton Terrace, Islington, London N I , on Saturday 28th June a t 2pm. Admission is free. Reich is a key figure throughout the entire festitral, and in celebration of his 50th birthday the Almeida Festival is featuring all his major and minor works thronghoat the month. More details of other composers-inresidence can be obtained from Almeida Theatre, (01) 359 4404.
A Capital Event THE CAPITAL MUSIC PESTIVAL, first staned in 1979, has rapidly grown to become the largest music event in Europe. Sponsored by JVC, the festival, which runs from June 20th -July 2 W , has a host of stars. Fringe events will be taking place in hundreds of venues around the city, but the main Wire- style events are:
J UNE Z ~ T H ,Battersea Art Centre: A Cappella weekend with Mint Juleps, String of Pearls, Dialtones and Golden Chords. JUNE ZSTH, Wembley Arena: Sunsplash Concerts, Dennis Brown, The Wailers, Aswad, Black Uhuru, King Sounds, and guests. JULY STH, Town & Country Club: D.C. Lee, The J n a Defektors. JULY6m;Town & counfry Club: Ruby Turner. JULY 6TH, Duke of York Theatre: Loose Tubes. JULY IOTH, Hammersmith Palais: Celia C m , Tito Puente. JULY 13m-1, Ronnie h t t s : Scan Tracey Quintet, Ronnie Scott Quintet, Iain Ballamy, Clark Tracey Quintet. JULY I ~ T H , Royal Festival Hall: Herbie Hancock Quamt, Branford Macsalis, Al Foster. JULY 1 6 ~ ~ . Dingwalls: Gil Scott Heron. JULY 17m-1, Royal Festival Hall: McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Jordan. JULY I-, Royal Festival Hall: Buddy Rich, Newport Jazz Festival All Stars.
Please note: these are all Wire highlights of the b t i val . A complete programme and ticket decails can be obtained from Capital Radio, Euston Tower, London NW1 3DR.
Srnithers & h i g h A NEW COMPANY CALLED MUSIC Makers have bought and refurbished huge premises on Oxford Street, opposite Marble Arch tube, called Smithers and h i g h The three house recqrds, tapes, a,videos, hi-fi equipmend etc. A d v e jazz and blues deprutmmt (m th first floor has jazz Beoh, magazines, records, tapes, videa~,and 1 host of other related icems. The shop is open from lOm4prn M o 6 t . On T h u d a y weniqp, , on the first floor by the d',my , buskers, bands o r a r c h p I along and perform a set, d 1 painters, p h o t o g ~~ n djust 1
music iovers can all. mntribure a, this free-for-dl! BooE pwdf in for a slot by calling Andrew @&i,
at Smithers and Isiph on (01) 491 8582. (The ground floor haurn r. vast dqxrtment for W&
THIS YEAR'S N A ' f 1 0 W IFPSI1VN t a k e s p l a c e a t t h e R o y n l M d Hall, The QuwEliraberh 9 i nd The Purcell Rwm on July %h, loth, l l t h and 12th. TIw on l l t h July, in Tbe
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A NEW COURSE, THE N f CWR Diploma in Popuinu Mwi~'with Recotding, rwu in &pt& &
Manchester. Last been areamlined musician whose orian~pdmis towards pc@ad jazz i & w witbin a recording s d i o <;tnerc. Studio projectsy are an inte@ Peatun throughout. Applications are now being accepted for Sept: '86. DFtails and f o r m from: M@.B, C Q ~ , PMR Gaurpe, !khQCdkgc of Tacfidogy, RN St.,