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Lunchtime Performance- ‘To You, Our People’ – Exploring Inspiration Tour 2017 Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney
January 25, 2018 at 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtuoso guitarist and singer Niwel Tsumbu and percussionist Éamonn Cagney embark on an Irish tour previewing and premiering new music from their upcoming album release. Intimate, exciting and elaborate, expect a musical river flowing whose sources range from classical to central Africa and way beyond.
Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney’s organic and exciting cross-cultural encounter began in 2005, igniting a very productive musical period for both. Their album, “Nzela Molayi”, was accompanied by national and international touring and critical acclaim including The Irish Times: “this duo had a cataclysm of moods and moves to share, unveiling a cavernous stash of redemptive music, and promise of much more to come.” They have since worked with Liam Ó Maonlaí, Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin, Afel Bocoum, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Ma Xiaoue (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Abbey Theatre, Donal Dineen, soundtracks, opera, and musical forms from contemporary music to traditional dance.