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Friday 29th May, 2015 Doors 7pm
Master bluesmen of the Malian Sahara.
Tinariwen’s own story burgeons with myth and mythos in their home country and beyond. Their tale is the stuff of legends. Founding member Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, grew up in desolation in Mali, where he witnessed his own father’s death at the age of four.
Later, after seeing a western film, he built his first guitar from a bicycle wire, a stick and a tin can. The band was founded in the 1980’s in Tuareg camps in libya, where the nomadic peoples had relocated to find work and a new life away from their homeland of the sahara. Disillusioned by the promises of Quaddafi at the time, the Tuareg became restless again and longed for home.
But the interaction with city life yielded unexpected consequences, they became exposed to western music - most notably the guitar-driven anthems of Jimi Hendrix and the American blues - which they mixed with their own soulful dirges which they'd perform in the camps by the fire with battery-operated amps. When revolution broke out back in Mali, they left Libya behind, hung up their guitars and picked up guns to fight for the Tuareg independence.
When the discord died down, the band returned to music, delivering songs imbued with aching beauty and lonesome poetry. Their music was bootlegged and traded around the region, earning them a devout following. Then in the late 1990s, they were discovered by western musicians and for the first time, their songs left the Sahara and were introduced to the world. For the next ten years, the nomads now travelled the world, performing at nearly every notable festival and venue around the globe, providing the world with a taste of the aching beauty and lonesome pleasures of Saharan Assouf.
Tickets avaliable here.
Friday, 24th April at 7.30 p.m.
Russian Folk Dancers from Perm - Oxford's Twin City
Russian dancing and music in the Town Hall
Adults: £10, children under 16: £5
Tickets at the Door.
Come for a joyful and stunning evening!
Further details to be found here.
Oxford Salsa Ball 2015 - Baila Conmigo
8th May 7.30pm – 1am
Oxford University Salsa Society is hosting the annual Oxford Salsa Ball. This night will be filled with dancing, live music, a cocktail bar and fantastic workshops and performances.
Salsa workshop and performance by UK's best salsa performers Shelley Cook and Gil Prado Mendez (Pexava London).
Bachata workshop and performance by 2013 BachataStars UK Champions Angus and Övgü.
and (drum rolls!!!) our very own OUSS 2014/2015 Team's debut performance, choreographed by Rosa and Giles Eadle (Ignite Dance Company).
Guest performance from Pexava Dance School.
The wonderful Quarto Elemento live band Salseology, voted as UK's Best Latin Band for 2011, will fill the night with salsa and bachata rhythms together with DJ Julian Summers, top DJ 2010 UK salsa award winner.
Doors open at 7.30pm. The first workshop will start at 8pm.
Dress code: Black tie with a latin twist.
Tickets available at http://ouss.eventbrite.com
A night not to be missed. Even beginners should attend, this night is going to be amazing! Non-university members welcome.
Oxford Town Hall welcomes you to listen and enjoy our world famous Father Willis organ played by the city's finest organists. Tickets are £4 and come with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits. Performances take place from 12pm-1pm - Confirmed dates are as follows:
25th February, 25th March, 22nd April, 20th May, 23rd September, 28th October and 25th November.
Tea & cake & Dancing £2.50 on some Wednesdays from 2pm to 4.30pm - Current confirmed dates for 2015 are:
25th February, 11th March, 25th March, 8th April, 22nd April, 06th May, 13th May, 20th May, 9th September, 23rd September, 7th October, 28th October, 11th November, 25th November and 16th December.
Ceroc Oxford hold dance classes at Oxford Town Hall. Beginner and intermediate followed by freestyle. Open to all.
Every Monday (except Bank Holidays) 7.30 - 10.30pm
Charges: £8, concessions £6, £35 for 5 weeks or £70 for 10 weeks.
Please see the Ceroc Oxford website for further details.
Mondays from 12.10 - 12.55pm, Oxford Town Hall.
Every Monday except Bank Holidays, £3 per person. Prepare yourself to party. You will shake your hips, shimmy and smile the hour away. Up to 1000 calories will be burnt in just one class. The moves are simple and you will love the music. No stress, no worry, just fun. There are no wrong moves so just come and join the party. For more information contact Vicki Galvin, GO Active Coordinator on 01865 252720 or email@example.com
Every Tuesday, 8pm, Judge's Room. Oxford Buddhist Group meets once a week for a guided meditation on the 16th Karmapa. These meditation classes are suitable for all who wish to learn to meditate.
For newcomers there is always a short introduction to Buddhism and brief explanations on how to meditate.
They regularly hold courses on Buddhism and Buddhist meditation classes, guided by experienced practitioners and travelling teachers appointed by Lama Ole Nydahl. All weekly guided meditation classes are free of charge.
Further information on Diamond Way Buddhism UK website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 958008.
A weekly guided sitting group in the Insight Meditation tradition of Theravada Buddhism, led by Jaya Karen Rudgard.
All are welcome and no experience is needed. Voluntary donations only and no booking required.