ANTARA ARTS SHOWCASES GLOBAL FOLK TRADITIONS WITH A CONTEMPORARY, JAZZ AND ELECTRONIC APPROACH.
WE AIM TO CULTIVATE A ‘COLLECTIVE’ OF AUDIENCE MEMBERS in order TO CREATE AN INTIMATE, TRANSCENDENT AND IMMERSIVE ATMOSPHERE AT OUR FESTIVALS. WE ALSO EMPHASISe AN INFORMAL AND DIRECT connection BETWEEN THE ARTIST AND AUDIENCE.
Antara Festival 2018
28 September 2018
We are pleased to announce that Antara Festival 2018 will take place at Mill Farm from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th of September 2018. We will showcase some of the best of this talent with a focus on global classical and folk traditions with a contemporary, jazz and electronic approach.
Dave's debut quartet album "Headrush" was released on Loop Records in 2008 to critical acclaim. He is also a founder member of the respected e17 jazz collective and is currently writing new music for e17 Large Ensemble.
Noemi Luz is a contemporary flamenco dancer and creator based in Seville. Her approach to flamenco dance has been influenced by her classical training but also by her avid interest in contemporary dance and performance.
Jali Bakery and Huw Bennett have been performing together for the past year on Huw's UK/ Gambian project Susso (Soundway Records), with their live stage production recently evolving into a new group called Minyanta.
Leeds raised multi-instrumentalist and producer Wonky Logic, aka Dwayne Kilvington is an upcoming force on the left-field hip-hop scene. Owing as much to sample-culture as to his background as a jazz pianist.
Kefaya are an award winning musical collective led by UK based musicians and producers Giuliano Modarelli and Al MacSween. An eclectic group of immigrants, travellers and international artists.
Yazz Ahmed is a British-Bahraini trumpet player and composer. Her music seeks to blur the lines between jazz, electronic sound design and the music of her mixed heritage, has been described as "psychedelic Arabic jazz."
21 October 2017
Antara presents a collective of musicians and DJs exploring Global, Electronic and Jazz sounds. Event held at Komedia, Brighton.
Antara Mini-Festival at Mill Farm was held on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of September 2017. The festival showcased a series of carefully curated concerts by superb artists culminating in a free-flowing improvisation session and finally a DJ set by Laroye.