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The Musician Venue & Bar, Leicester

Ka Safar

Wed 14th Dec | 8:00pm
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Ka Safar is a 13-piece world jazz band based in Leicester, UK. With compositions and direction by bandleader Lee Boyd Allatson, improvisation is core to the group’s aesthetic whilst drawing on inspiration from all corners of music’s geography and history, including free jazz, Afrofuturism, ancient Greek and Roman musics, Latin American styles, funk, Indian and Japanese influences. Their performances include theatrical outfits, psychedelic lighting and dance to augment the music, along with spoken word and lyrical narratives of inclusivity, spiritualism, love and humanity.

The name Ka Safar comes from two origins: ‘Ka’ is the ancient Egyptian God of ‘the vital spark of the spirit’ and ‘Safar’ is Arabic for ‘journey’. Ka Safar = spirit journey.

Line up - (deep breath..!)

Lee Boyd Allatson - drums
Kulvir Bhambra - percussion
Miranda Booth - harp
Tony Booth - narration
Richard Everitt - baritone saxophone
Alex Hewins - trombone
Matt Hollinshead - tenor saxophone
Satya-Sara Khachik - dance
Fino Lopes - guitar
Dana Morgan - flute
Khia Spencer - dance
Alan Tang - violin
Hari Trivedi - tabla
Mark Trounson - bass
Kathy West - soprano saxophone

Doors 19.30, On-stage 20.00

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Full-price £12

Students £5


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Introducing Leicester Jazz House

Leicester Jazz House supports and promotes the principles of ACE and others regarding the importance of equality, diversity and inclusivity. This includes the acknowledgement that there is much more work to be done to make our society and culture free of prejudice and discrimination in the arts. 

Leicester Jazz House CIC is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation bringing contemporary jazz of the highest quality to Leicestershire audiences through the programme of events mainly at the Musician Venue, Attenborough Arts Centre and Y Theatre; and also promoting jazz in other ways, including through education.

Learn more about Leicester Jazz House