THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021 AT 7 PM – 8:30 PM (UK)
Muzisktan at Home with Bridget Walsh + The Ragga Rebels
Kia Ora koutou, and warmest greetings to you all.
Muzisktan is proud to present our March offering of musical delights from across the planet. Our voyage this month will transport us from home all the way to Aotearoa, New Zealand and then on to Guyana, South America. Connecting cultures and sharing our stories from our earth home.
First on our line up this month:
@lovefrombridget / @1032music
Originally from Aotearoa (NZ), Bridget has been touring with UK bands since 2013, taking the stage at a number of iconic global venues and festivals, including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Boomtown, Sono Centrum, Shambala, Latitude, Estragon Club, Subsonic, Auckland Arts Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe.
Bridget’s booty-shaking soul-pop is all about bringing people together and spreading a little PMA, with her musical roots spanning everything from hiphop to hardcore to musical theatre. Her new project, 10:32, debuted at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2018, followed by a headline tour of New Zealand and studio sessions, shows and festivals in the UK, NZ and the USA. The line-up features Lyle Barton on keys, Radovan Brtko on drums and Digby Lovatt on bass.
10:32's new EP "Aequus Animus" is due for release next month (April), with the record’s first single “Meet Me” available from Friday 5th March. Aequus Animus was recorded at London’s Total Refreshment Centre and produced by London-based Melbourne producer, Lewis Moody, between lockdowns and cancelled tours in 2020.
Bridget Walsh // 10:32 // she/her@1032music
Second on the bill Muzikstan presents:
The Ragga Rebels: Creole Rock from Guyana
The Ragga Rebels from Guyana are a unique blend of pure, fresh, Guyanese talent.Gavin Mendonca - a Punk Rocker; Marlon 'Chucky' Adams - the African Spiritual Drummer; and Aisha 'A/TayJAH' Jones - Rapper/Raggamuffin.
Gavin and Chucky first met, and actually performed for the first time together, at the Rupununi Music and Arts Festival, held at Rock View Lodge, Annie back in 2015. Since then - the duo have been inseparable and have began a powerful mission to 'Folk Up De Place', that is to contribute to the preservation of Guyanese Folk Music and Culture. The two released their debut album 'Folk It Up. Vol 1' in 2018 at the Guyana Folk Festival in NYC.While in NYC in 2018, Gavin and local colleague A/TayJAH spontaneously met up, and together the performed at a string of NYC Open Mic nights in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The two had shared the stage together back home in Guyana on many occasions, but had never actually truly collaborated.
While Gavin and Chucky would perform regularly, all over the place really, they would eventually invite A/TayJAH to join them on a stage for a few guest appearances here and there.
Now, and for this presentation - the trio have united to put together an extremely entertaining, unique and dynamic presentation that is sure to rock your socks off, get your feet tapping and your hips shaking.Learn more at
Twitter and Instagram: @Creolerock | @A_TayJah
Not to mention some special guest songbirds that will surely make you smile, we know you’re going to love this very special broadcast of Muzikstan.
Warmest thanks to Arts Council England for their continued support allowing artists to keep creating and sharing their music with us all.
Kia Kaha , stay strong.
Iti nei, iti nei. Small steps to greatness.
Arohanui , with love from Muzikstan x
Thursday 25th March 7 PM UTC – 8 PM UTC
African Drumming Fun Have-a-Go Session 13no drum required!
A very happy time awaits you13
Sarah Westwood – (who teaches drumming at St Columba in normal times) – will be sharing her drumming skills with us all in a totally interactive musical session. Let’s ALL get playing – MUZIKSTAN drummers!!
Have you always wanted to play an instrument and join in the fun but thought it might be too difficult/ long-winded?
Drumming is one of THE MOST ACCESSIBLE ways to play music. It’s brilliant fun – loud and groovy – stress-busting – instantly mood-lifting – and you can do it STRAIGHT AWAY!
Sarah will get you playing with her along to her great backing tracks and by the end of the hour you’ll be playing a whole piece of music. Wow!
YOU DON’T NEED A DRUM! Any BUCKETS, BOWLS, TABLE or CUSHION will do! If you want to use sticks you can (eg. Wooden spoons). Try to get TWO SOUNDS, high & low.
We’ll be on Zoom together, and you’ll just need to find the button to mute and unmute yourself.
NB. Headphones or good speakers are a good idea if you have them to get a great bass sound J
So come and have some great fun!
Sarah teaches regular online classes so if you enjoy this you can carry on, getting you ready for some SUMMER DRUMMING!
Primal Sound UKE: Sarah@primalsound.ukW:f1
Please use Zoom Id and code to access this event:Zoom ID: 7812991770 Code: Sarah
Sarah Westwood – Primal Sound UK
Sarah is an accomplished percussionist and music educator. Beginning her drumming career in her mid-twenties, she studied with master drummers across the world, developing expertise in West African, Brazilian & Cuban styles. She performs and teaches across the UK and is well-loved for her for her inspiring, supportive way of teaching - and getting everyone laughing in the process.
Muzikstan Crafty Light Social- Thursday 11th Feb 7-8.30pm
An online workshop demonstrating a range of lantern making techniques using a selection of crafty materials. PLUS an opportunity to hang out for an hour and make something lovely that glows and reminds us of the good things.
For this workshop you will need a glass jar. To decorate it I will be using spray paints, UV paints, a selection of papers and tissues, PVA glue and a range of mark making tools such as cocktail sticks, ear buds and various sized paintbrushes.
Depending on what you have available from the list above you might also consider using paper doilies, kitchen roll, newspaper, greaseproof paper, felt tips and/or permanent markers, glass beads* buttons, pressed leaves and flowers, wrapping paper, any kind of paint. Whatever you have I can give you guidance on how to work with it. If you want to make sure you have appropriate adhesives* email me and I can advise.
You might also want to get some battery lights in ready for the occasion.
Candles used at your own risk.
If you would like a lucky dip materials pack posted to you (no spray paint) please email your postal address to email@example.com by Monday 8th Feb midnight. Cost 35 to cover postage and packing payable via the DONATE button on the home page. Thank you!
Zoom link details will be sent out to registered participants on the day.
Please register your place on the eventbrite link below.
Session led by artist and maker Sophie Handy www.sophiehandy.com
Workshop sessions are free but any donations are massively appreciated.
Muzikstan at Home with Kongero & Ire-ish
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021 AT 7 PM - 8:30 PM (UK)
Calling all our beloved Muzikstanis!
Get yourselves cozy for the second installment of Muzikstan at Home for 2021. Whilst we will all have to wait a little longer to return to our regular events around our toasty fire, we most certainly will not be defeated! With that in mind we bring you two more phenomenal acts to enchant and entertain you.
7PM : Kongero : Swedish Folk’apella
Kongero is a Swedish vocal group, consisting of the four female folk music singers Lotta Andersson, Emma Bj6rling, Anna Larsson and Anna Wik9nius. Kongero was formed in 2005 when the original members all attended a Nordic folk music conference. By chance they started singing together and found that their voices and harmonies blended perfectly. Since then they have performed at many of the major folk music scenes and festivals and at several a cappella and chamber music festivals aswell as doing tours in Europe, Asia and The Americas.Kongero’s repertoire consists of traditional and original songs and tunes arranged by the members. Kongero tells tales of life, with moving love songs, dramatic medieval ballads, witty ditties, and spirited dances. Their music is characterized by tight harmonies, inciting rhythms, and the clarity of their beautiful voices. With con?fidence, technical skill, irresistible playfulness and brilliant arrangements, they create a unique sound that brings the traditional music from past to present. They call the genre Swedish Folk'apella.
A concert with Kongero will take the listener on a fabulous journey, an all-embracing Scandinavian folk music experience. Amazing vocal polyphony, groovy, intimate, and powerful.
7.45PM : Ire-Ish: Irish folk & rebel songs
The boys from Ire-ish are kicking off 2021 with a storm. Founded in 2017, this 4 piece sort-of-irish band features 4 young lads from Ireland's 33rd county: Birmingham! Charlie on Bass & Ukulele, his brother Spud on guitar, Joe on cajon & Bodhran, and Jobe whatever he can get his hands on - normally, fiddle, mandolin, whistle and accordion.
Whilst not able to do the normal circuit of pubs, clubs and punk festivals, the lads from Ire-ish have taken to livestreams, and will be premiering some of their own, original music at Muzikstan, as a teaser for their up and coming EP.
We really can't wait for these incredibly special performances especially created for Muzikstan. Let music, song and story bind us together and keep us strong through these difficult times, and since Muzikstan truly is a global community we thought it only proper to broaden our horizons too. Expect to see some familiar faces in some very unfamiliar surroundings over the next few months...
From all the corners of the globe, the warmest love to you all. Muzikstan X