Kakatsitsi & Raed Said
Saturday 29 July 8pm (doors 7.30pm)
The Sugar Club, Leeson St, Dublin // €15
A fantastic night of world music with the Big Bang Festival. Kakatsitsi mix the popular West African drums djembe and dunduns with their local Ga and Ewe drums to create a groovier, funkier, more laid back fusion that the Senegalese and Guinean pyrotechnics with which regular fans of the Big Bang Festival are now familiar.
Raed Said, a percussionist from the old city in Jerusalem, will be joined by legendary Irish traditional/ fusion musicians Cormac Breathnach on low whistles and Eoin Dillon (ex Kila) on pipes and whistles, Jon Sanders on Mandola and Brian Fleming and Martin Schaerer on percussion.
Raed studied percussion in Egypt, Jordan and Syria. He has performed in Tunisia, Sweden, France, Austria, Jordan, Morocco, Italy, Iraq, UK, US, Denmark and Turkey. Raed has played for many CDS, films and TV in Palestine and is music instructor at several Palestinian Universities. He met the Irish musicians when they played in Palestine in 2017 with Catherine Young’s show ‘Welcoming The Stranger.'
Top tip; Stay late and watch the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys!