A Nils Kercher and Pulse & Poems Concert
A Nils Kercher and Pulse & Poems concert takes place at Cowdray Hall from 7pm to 9pm on Sunday 14th October.
The concert is free of charge, however a suggested donation is £10 to £20.
Nils Kercher & Kira Kaipainen will perform together. This enchanting world music tells tales of West Africa and the vastness of Nordic landscape.
The singer and multi-instrumentalist Nils Kercher draws his inspiration from the traditions of West Africa and from the introspective atmosphere of Nordic vastness and modern songwriting.
He and his Finnish duo partner Kira Kaipainen spread out their treasury of expressive rhythms alongside balafon and the awe-inspiring kora, a twenty-one stringed West African harp. Their “poetic world music” builds into fantastic contrasts while later passing into an almost sacred sound space with a quietly oscillating pulse.
Kira´s soft voice and her gripping lyrics blend seamlessly with Nils´ broad ranging repertoire of timbres.
Nils’ latest album “SUKU – Your Life is Your Poem” received numerous positive reviews from world music magazines.
Nils´ achievement is to successfully merge the lyrical, refined aspect of his compositions with his passion for rhythm and energy. The songs feel like a cycle of verses that leave you enchanted long after the music has faded away.