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Tutu Puoane

30th May 2024, 5.30pm

For just under a decade, South African singer Tutu Puoane walked around with the poetry collection In A Ribbon Of Rhythm by her compatriot Lebogang Mashile under her arm. Her poems made a deep impression on her and every time she read them, she heard music.

Ticket prices

£35 – £50

Line-up

TUTU PUOANE – vocals
EWOUT PIERREUX – piano
BRICE SONIANO – bass
JAMES WILLIAMS – drums

Together with Belgian pianist Ewout Pierreux, she wrote a slew of new songs based on some of her favourites from Mashile's collection. The result is an original and glowing repertoire, sounding like her own mix of singer-songwriting, jazz and soul. This music forms the basis for her new album "Wrapped In Rhythm”, produced by legendary American musician/bassist/producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Thomas Dybdahl, Herbie Hancock.) The open and loose structures of the repertoire allow for a free, improvised and communicative approach to the music when performed live. Those who have already experienced her on stage know that this is the ideal context for Puoane at her best.