The People's String Foundation

The People's String Foundation

at Blackwood Miners' Institute
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Res Publica

Res Publica is a brand new musical touring show from The People’s String Foundation (Ben Sutcliffe and Zaid Al-Rikabi).

The duo packs a 32 piece Gypsy Orchestra into a suitcase and takes the audience on an incredible journey of discovery. Using music, puppetry, art, cinematography and animation all set to the backdrop of a ‘Virtual Orchestra’, this show is unique and combines many art forms to create one immersive piece. Audiences also get the chance to hear the band's most popular songs and compositions.

The People's String Foundation

The South West is the appropriate home for the beautifully evocative, languid and lush music of The People’s String Foundation. Theirs is unfamiliar territory, scaling the heights of jazz, hip-hop beat-work, Middle Eastern melodies- performed with an eye toward experimentation and nods toward the avant-garde. Essentially the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and jazz singer Ben Sutcliffe and world/blues guitarist Zaid Al-Rikabi- the duo combine to wonderful songwriting effect but it’s in their live performances that the group combine, enlisting the assistance of a troupe of inspired musicians.

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Blackwood Miners' Institute

High Street
Blackwood
NP12 1BB