Music & Sound

Arabesque by Jane Birkin

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Toothpicker

When I was a teenager, I became obsessed with everything 'French' because of their immaculate taste in art, fashion, design, culinary and cinema. I indulged in French cinema ( esp. Eric Rohmer ) and even spent 7 months living in Paris trying to improve my English-accented French learned from school here. During [...]

This post was posted in London, Music & Sound and was tagged with London, music, Jane Birkin, world music

Milonga by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Posted on November 8, 2013 by Toothpicker

I have seen several shows choreographed by the experimental Moroccan-Flemish choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's at Sadlers Wells before, including: Sutra ( a collaboration with Antony Gormley and a group of young Shaolin monks in 2008), Babel ( another collaboration with Gormley and Damien Jalet in 2010) and TeZukA ( on the works [...]

This post was posted in London, Tango, Dance, Music & Sound and was tagged with London, tango, music, Sadler Wells, world music

Dalston House by Leandro Erlich

Posted on July 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

I missed Barbican's Rain room installation earlier in the year because there were always long queues outside ( 12 hours was the record!) and I lack the patience for queuing... Luckily, the new outdoor installation supported by Barbican is most accessible, and it is perfect for this hot July!
Dalston House is an [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Music & Sound, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, architecture, music, Dalston house, performance art

The coolest and quirkiest... Cibo Matto

Posted on June 16, 2013 by Toothpicker

I rarely write about music on this blog but in fact, music has always been essential in my life. I don't buy many CDs now ( like everyone else, I have switched to downloading online) because I am running out of space for them; having bought over 700 ( a rough estimation) [...]

This post was posted in London, Music & Sound, Anything Japanese, Videos & animations and was tagged with London, Cibo Matto, music, world music

Fiesta Flamenca at The Forge

Posted on October 28, 2012 by Toothpicker

It has been a while since I last attended a live music/ dance gig, so when I found out about a live flamenco performance at The Forge in Camden, I suggested it to my friend, who is also a fan of different dance forms.
I only discovered The Forge last year and was [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Dance, Music & Sound, Flamenco and was tagged with London, Food & dining, dance, Flamenco, music, world music

Deloitte Ignite 2012

Posted on September 4, 2012 by Toothpicker

This year's Africa weekend at Royal Opera House
It's probably hard to believe this but many exceptional arts and cultural events in London are actually free, and the annual Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera House is one of them. I have been to Deloitte Ignite for the past few years and it [...]

This post was posted in London, Music & Sound and was tagged with London, Royal opera house, music, Deloitte Ignite

Tango moments

Posted on April 18, 2012 by Toothpicker

Tango al fresco at Regents Park
You don't have to be a tango dancer to appreciate this sensual and elegant dance, and I am talking about Argentinian tango, not the dramatic ballroom or 'Strictly come dancing' style. A lot of people get confused with the two as they still have this idea of [...]

This post was posted in Tango, Dance, Music & Sound, Videos & animations and was tagged with tango, short films, dance, music, videos, world music

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