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“AcousticLand” – Harp Guitar Recital by Alexander Samodum

A Harp guitar recital by Alexander Samodum Spiritually-inspired music exhibiting a diverse range of influences, including Irish, Greek, Balkan, Sephardic, Tibetan overtone and throat-singing, as well as traditional Ukrainian songs. This is a charity concert. All funds raised will be donated to OHMATDYT - Ukraine’s National Specialised Children's Hospital.

  • 26th November 2023 - 26th November 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

You are invited to a very special fundraising concert, a treat of spiritually-inspired music exhibiting a diverse range of influences, including Irish, Greek, Balkan, Sephardic, Tibetan overtone and throat singing, as well as traditional Ukrainian songs.

With a deep passion for travel and music, Alexander’s performances take one on a journey of discovery, allowing one to experience the beauty of different geographical landscapes, cultures, and global destinations through the magic of music.  His compositions draw inspiration from nature and his travels, resulting in a truly authentic musical experience.

Programme (all instrumentals and song arrangements by Alexander Samodum):

  1. Memories of Childhood (instrumental)
  2. Letting Go (instrumental)
  3. Tears in Her Hands (instrumental)
  4. Revealing Silence (instrumental)
  5. Morenika (Sefardic folk song in Ladino)
  6. I Romania Parthen (song in Greek)
  7. Marijo Deli Bela Kumrijo (folk song in Serbian)
  8. Legends (instrumental, overtone singing)
  9. Scarborough Fair (traditional English folk song)
  10. Celtic (instrumental)
  11. Ой там на горi / Oy tam na hori (folk song in Ukrainian)
  12. Ой у лузі червона калина / Oy u luzi chervona kalyna (folk song in Ukrainian)

Funds raised through ticket sales will be donated to Ohmatdyt, Ukraine’s National Specialised Children’s Hospital.

WHEN: Sunday 26th November 2023, 17:30-19:00
WHERE: St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, 40-43 Street Andrew’s St,
Cambridge CB2 3AR
LANGUAGE: English, Greek, Ladino, Serbian, Ukrainian.
TICKETS: adults £10, children (11-16 y.o.) £5; donation
you may donate more if you wish, or less if you cannot afford to pay £10.
Please book & pay via Allevents.

About the musician.

Alexander Samodum, a talented international multi-instrumentalist with a passion for music. He plays the acoustic guitar, ukulele, flute, and lends his vocals to his performances. He particularly excels at playing the harp guitar, a unique and rare instrument that is not commonly seen or heard on musical stages. As a guitar extension with extra banks of harp-like strings, this instrument creates wonderful new textures and exceptional possibilities. Alexander also writes music for the harp guitar. His performances provide a truly captivating and immersive experience (YouTube link).

Over the years, Alexander has performed at various venues and international music festivals across Europe, including Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Spain. Notably, he participated in the Dolphinity World Festival in Tenerife in 2017 and was invited to perform at the Auditorio de Tenerife. In May 2023, he presented his latest album, “Children of the Ocean”, a collection of neoclassical music for a trio (guitar, cello, and double bass) at the Gabinete Literario concert hall in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The following month, he treated the audience to a mesmerising solo guitar concert at the British Club of Gran Canaria in Las Palmas.

Facilities

  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • wheelchair access
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