Tuesday, 12 January 2016

LitFest 2016 preview - Sankakei

This is one of a series of previews for the coming LitFest, which begins on 29 February and ends on 22 March. Printed brochure is on its way!

Sankakei is a trio featuring poets Amina Alyal, Oz Hardwick and musician Michael Graham. The group formed whilst working with York-based Japanese drumming group Kaminari Taiko, in a dynamic performance of Japanese style words and music built upon the thundering beats of taiko drumming.       

In September 2013 the opportunity arose to play inside The Maze, a temporary art installation in Wakefield. Due to space limitations, Amina, Oz and Michael devised a more intimate show, and Sankakei – the name is a contraction of ‘sankakukei,’ the Japanese word for triangle – was born.  On an Eastern Breeze is a piece for two voices and the stringed instruments, koto and shamisen. Sankakei have performed it in bars, boats and chapels, as well as in more conventional concert settings. It has been released as a CD (Catchment Recordings), and the poems have been published as Close as Second Skins (IDP, 2015), earning Amina and Oz a place on the shortlist for Best Collaborative Work in the 2015 Saboteur Awards.

Sunday 6 March 3pm
House event          Book now with Richard Wilcocks : 0113 225 7397
Free entry, with collection - humanitarian relief for refugees

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