Khamira, Undod / Unity ****

C'mere it's Khamira time new in our 1 Luv track of the day spot from Undod / Unity the title track. Five years on from Khamira what we have is a tabla driven chattering, pacey, Indo jazz-rock fusion swirl to the rhythmical undertow delivered up …

Published: 17 Aug 2022. Updated: 3 months.

C'mere it's Khamira time new in our 1 Luv track of the day spot from Undod / Unity the title track.

Five years on from Khamira what we have is a tabla driven chattering, pacey, Indo jazz-rock fusion swirl to the rhythmical undertow delivered up with a Milesian top note garnish.

The established band harness the power of Welsh folk songs and Hindustani classical music. And this latest collection of material was recorded at Giant Wafer Studio in Wales.

The trumpet solo is from the charismatic Tomos Williams who has toured with Orphy Robinson and Soweto Kinch and the guitar solo is from Aditya Balani.

Instrumentation also includes Suhail Yusuf Khan - sarangi, vocals; Aidan Thorne - bass guitar; Mark O'Connor - drums; Vishal Nagar - tabla, vocals.

Undod / Unity folds in a cover of the Miles Davis and Joe Zawinul Big Fun (1974) epic 'Great Expectations.'

Khamira, top. Photo via band Bandcamp page

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Tap dancer Petra Haller, poet Blousey and singer Lilac Underworld steal the show at the latest Azalea

MC'd by the unflappable Richard Brice highlights of the latest Azalea art happening at the new-look Vortex upstairs last night included poet Blousey - Jade Evans - who runs the regular event building terrific word of mouth buzz accompanied by …

Published: 17 Aug 2022. Updated: 3 months.

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MC'd by the unflappable Richard Brice highlights of the latest Azalea art happening at the new-look Vortex upstairs last night included poet Blousey - Jade Evans - who runs the regular event building terrific word of mouth buzz accompanied by firstly a pianist and then Segovia influenced guitarist Genn. While not performing on stage Blousey could be seen twirling a coloured hoop, photographing artists, mingling and dancing. It was that kind of night. Tashi Khan's live art and Mati Klarwein-esque paintings on stage were a vivid presence.

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The tap dancer Petra Haller who recalled the tremendous spirit of Will Gaines a little was a special guest and was a refreshing presence as was the poet Josaine whose poetry encompassed a forensic denunciation of domestic abuse and the redemptive cultivation instead of restorative self-esteem.

Punk singer songwriter guitarist Lilac Underworld in a Siouxsie Sioux vein impressed early on especially with the punchy 'Chaos.' Review: Stephen Graham

Blousey, top, Petra Haller, above at the Azalea variety night. The next show is on 13 September