Voces Festival 2024 celebrating women’s creativity in music and poetry for International Women’s Day. Special guests the amazing women’s collective Las Juanas and more to be announced.
This homage and celebration of women’s creativity in music and poetry from the renowned Anglo-Dutch-Chilean band QUIMANTU is a special event marking and celebrating International Women’s Day 2024 and is the first event of the VOCES FESTIVAL 2024. The set list will include works from legendary female figures, among others the work of Chabuca Granda (Peru), Gabriela Mistral (Chile), Maria Elena Walsh (Argentina), Violeta Parra (Chile), Carole King (USA), Amparo Ochoa (Mexico), Alfonsina Storni (Argentina), Cecilia Todd (Venezuela). Quimantu’s unique perspective will be enhanced by the work of contemporary Latinas writing in the UK today, including our special guests LAS JUANAS.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the warm and inclusive vibe of Quimantu’s Voces Festival in this one-off special in the intimate surroundings of the Green Note.
The sultry and enigmatic voice of QUIMANTU’s Laura Venegas-Rojas, also on Kala U-bass and percussion, will lead the stage for the night. With their hallmark finely honed arrangements for Latin American strings, violin, viola, cello and Latin and Andean percussion the group dazzles audiences with their virtuosic instrumentals. The characteristic tenor of Mauricio Venegas-Astorga, the groups’ director, enriches the vocal harmonies and the panoply of instruments (charango, ronroco, cuatro and more) that he plays with rare and exceptional artistry are complemented by the skilful talents and emotive string playing of Rachel Pantin on violin and viola, Emma Purslow also on violin and Jobine Siekman on cello. With more than 40 albums to their name and a reputation as one of the best ensembles to have been produced by the UK’s vibrant Latin scene, Quimantu combines its international reputation with a commitment to community that inspires and draws us all closer to the possibility of a better world.
LAS JUANAS, a literary group of women of Latin American and Spanish heritage, who for the last twelve years have been sharing each other’s writing, running numerous workshops, and performing their work. All while addressing issues of migration, displacement, exile, women’s rights, climate change, and human rights, more broadly.
Doors open 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited and available on a first come first served basis so, if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!