Chanting, dancing, singing and stamping – welcome to the township take on the Bard. By Ivan Fallon
A Cape Town theatre company offers an exciting take on the Bard
Not many films get to announce their sequel by having its star, in character, storm a chat show to broadcast the news. But few films of the last 10 years are as universally loved as Anchorman – it's kind of a big deal.
Great idea: an improvising trio takes off from the English pastoral tradition on tunes by Delius, Finzi and Vaughan Williams plus two originals.
When Midlake last played London, back in January, the venue for their songs of bucolic yearning was Wilton's Music Hall in the East End, an apt alliance of architectural and musical renovation. Tonight, it's the refurbished engine-shed of the Roundhouse, equally apt in the sense of providing a post-industrial setting for their pre-industrial tales, as if two clocks were ticking in opposite directions, their hands fortuitously coincident only in this exact point at this exact time.
This slow and stately trot through some familiar Ibrahim tunes, plus a few new to this reviewer, was recorded just before last spring's UK tour.
Composer's piece gets its first public airing for 250 years
What a powerful trio – music, silence and ear-splitting applause
Intimacy mixed with Bronx grit
At last something different from Cape Verde, via Lisbon. Sara Tavares sings in a kittenish, almost conspiratorial manner: hers is not an art which demands attention to every note, but it's lovely to spend time with.
Richard Egarr posits a pragmatic solution to the riddle of Handel's twice- published Opus 1 Solo Sonatas in the Academy of Ancient Music's delightful double-disc set.
Ever since Bob Dylan's "Judas" moment, musicians have (happily) felt quite free to hop from acoustic to electric and back.
Fulham and the Irish Football Association are looking into David Healy's flute-playing gesture during Saturday's friendly against Celtic.
Liven up any summer gathering with these cocktails, from the drinks experts Soulshakers. And some can be made without alcohol so everyone can enjoy...
Hushed awe as the master bows out on a high note