Leeds world music band Fusion will be playing a special benefit gig at The Holbeck this Saturday (10 October 2015).
Fusion are breaking new ground in world music, mixing jazz, folk and flamenco with influences from Africa and the East. They mix and blend songs and sounds from a variety of traditions, as well as their own original material, for each performance. Band members draw on a wide range of instruments – from jazz percussion, saxophone, flutes, mandolin and violin, to keyboards, flamenco guitar, bag pipes, clarinet, Irish whistle, double bass and Arabic lute.
They draw on songs and music from many countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, India, Greece, Egypt, Hungary, Zimbabwe, Syria, Spain, Ireland, Scotland and the Punjab, mixing melodies and moods to forge their own highly original sound. A new song learnt in Greece tells the story of migration and a traditional folk tune from Hungary is combined with an Indian chant. They have performed widely around Yorkshire for many years in art centres and similar venues, including at MusicPort, the regional world music event.
The concert on Saturday will be at The Holbeck (formerly Holbeck Working Men’s Club), Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck, LS11 9QX. Tickets are £4 (£3 concessions) with proceeds going to support newly arrived refugees in Leeds. Doors open 7:30pm, show from 8:00pm.
For more information about Fusion go to www.facebook.com/FusionWorldLeeds