See Through Café
Rhythms of connection
WHEN 4th May 2020, 7 pm
WHERE online on our social media, links below
See Through Cafe and Rua Red invite you to join us for an evening of music on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May at 7pm. Join our live virtual café to hear some new music and to chat with our guests. Ines Khai, Niwel Tsumbu and Christie Kandiwa will chat to us, they will answer your questions and play some tunes! You can’t miss it!
Join this live See Through Café via Facebook or YouTube.
Meet the artists
“Ines Khai comes from Guadeloupe, which is a group of islands
of the Eastern Caribbean sea. Her language is Creole and her songs are in Creole. They tell stories about living in exile, crossing oceans, taking new steps and living through the ups and downs of life. Her music is deeply rooted in the rich culture and the traditions of her country.
The nu soul influence is very present on her first album «BwaBwa» (2008) while the ka drum from traditional Guadeloupean music is the heart of the music on her second album «Amazòn La» (2012).
Today living in Ireland, she has created a solo repertoire with only guitar and voice to enhance the beautiful creole words and melodies.
Her new album «Pitit a Lanmè» (Child of the sea, 2020) tells an intimist story about the sea and the ancestors.
Ines is sure to seduce her audience with her incredible vocal range, her soulful voice and her unique guitar style.”
Since arriving in Ireland in 2004 from the Congo, Niwel Tsumbu has developed an enviable reputation as a masterfully elegant and fluent guitarist, vocalist, musician, collaborator and composer. He has performed with the finest Irish and international musicians while continuing to craft his own distinctive fusion of new jazz, rhumba, world, flamenco, rock, soukous and classical.
The list of artists that Niwel has performed with continues to grow with each year. Recently Niwel and Trasna (Mel Mercier, Liam O Maonlai) appeared at the Festival of World Culturesand in China at Expo 2010 alongside Xiaohui Ma. Niwel has shared the stage with Baaba Maal and played concerts in his native Congo and Paris. His performances of ‘Electric Counterpoint’ at The Reich Festival in front of composer Steve Reich and at Kilkenny Arts Festival were a triumph.
He continues to collaborate with leading DJ Donal Dineen on his Parish live act, the Crash Ensemble, composer Roger Doyle, Eamon Cagney’s Treelan ensemble, Dave Flynn’s DFF, and many more.
A poet and singer-songwriter, Christie Kandiwa was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Ireland. Her work is influenced by blending her Zimbabwean cultural heritage and her Irish upbringing and intertwines Southern-African myths and local languages and forms.
As well as being published in Dedalus Press Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets Anthology, her work was selected for Poetry Ireland’s Versify 2019 and she was a panelist for the IASIL 2019 Conference event: “Are We Doing Diversity Justice?”.
Most recently, she worked along with Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi in the production of See x Sea as part of the Mother of Tongues Festival which touched on elements of black womanhood, identity and themes of home.