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Thu 7th Mar at 7:30pm
WOW - Women Of The World Festival 2013
@ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
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WOW - Women Of The World Festival 2013: Cold Specks + Phildel + Prince Innocence
A festival of talks, debates, music, film, performance, dance, comedy and conversations that celebrates the talents of women, young and old, from all walks of life and all parts of the world.
Visit wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/ for more information.
Image © Cold Specks
Cold Specks is Al Spx from Etobicoke, Canada, who now lives in London. Describing her sound as ‘Doom Soul’, Cold Specks music is steeped in the musical traditions of the Deep South. Citing the Lomax Field Recordings and James Carr as influences, along with Bill Callahan and Tom Waits, Al has a voice that evokes the ‘spirit feel’ of Mahalia Jackson and the visceral tones of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Cold Specks sparse arrangements and chaingang rhythms stop you dead in your tracks.
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You've already heard Phildel's music, though you may not know it. Her music is a journey into the landscape of her imagination, at times beautifully enchanting, at others, raw and horrific. Her songs have been used on a wealth of TV adverts, from Marks & Spencers to Expedia, including a (particularly poignant) award-winning Persil ad and most recently Apple iPad. They have sound-tracked movies and are cited as an inspiration by Mariah Huehner, author of the True Blood and Angel comic books. They have been used in theatre productions and by celebrity fashion designer Henrietta Ludgate's live shows.
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Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Phone: 0871 663 2500
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