Origins Festival of First Nations

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Comedy, Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival London, England, UK
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Origins Festival
c/o Border Crossings
13 Bankside
Phone: +44 (0)20 8829 8928
Fax: +44 (0)20 8366 5239

Festival Description

The Origins Festival of First Nations is a celebration of the World’s Indigenous Cultures. Some of the world’s foremost indigenous musicians, theatre-makers, visual artists, literary figures, film-makers and cooks to London to exhibit and explain, to perform and inform, to debate and celebrate. The programming includes First Nations music performances — traditional to contemporary. Origins is a green Festival with most events taking place outdoors and for free with music, games and ceremonies, family-friendly events, exhibitions with something for everyone – something a bit different — an encounter that you will always remember.

Festival Dates June 2013
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  • In order of appearance
    • Noel Tovey in ‘Little Black Bastard’
    • ‘Powhiri’ (a Maori tradition of greeting by pressing noses)
    • Simon Lynge — The Singer songwriter visits his homeland of Greenland. Lynge is the first Eskimo to release an album. His music is somewhere between Paul Simon and Jack Johnson yet he is stunningly original. Simon was a shepherd as a child and didn’t go to school. He was brought up by his father in Greenland in the old ways and learned to live off the land. He came from a musical family, sang in the local church and taught himself to play guitar. He saved up his money and bought a ticket to Los Angeles where he was spotted performing in a club by Matt Forger who engineered Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Bad albums. Forger produced Simon’s LP for free, getting in the best LA session players. Shortly afterwards, Lo-Max signed him to a worldwide deal. Lynge is rapidly building a loyal fanbase. The Times wrote that “Lynge could be this year?s JosÈ Gonz·lez.”. The BBC recently described Simon as “An amazing talent with a beautiful voice? . His debut album went straight to number 1 in the Amazon charts upon release and received universal praise from across the UK media, with the Sunday Times describing the debut ?an aroma of positive modern folkiness is like a breath of his fresh island air.”
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