Zimbabwe Film Project: We are currently trying to raise funding and sponsorship for a special project close to our hearts, the filming of the current underground music scene in Zimbabwe. Please visit our funding page here for more details
2014 a year in video: A retrosective look back at concerts, festivals, events and 'musical happenings' arranged & encountered by us in the space of 12 months on the road. Below is a selection of around 30% of the videos recorded by us over that period. Many more videos produced during 2014 (and before) can be seen on our YouTube channel, please select the YouTube link at the top of the page to visit our channel.
In a year that was to be dominated by PITAK's Arts Council funded tour of Ireland we started-out on the road on 14th March with a PITAK concert in Ballycastle, North Co Antrim supported by local Trad Irish band FONN
Two days later we were on the road from Belfast with Lee Scratch Perry and the Robotics for a St Patrick's Day gig at The Pavilion in Cork City followed by another on 18th March at An Roisin Dubh in Galway
Moving forward into Spring 2014 we arranged for Dexi Ministries Choir to perform at Blackhall Place in Dublin at a fundraising event for CAMARA on 10th April. And in May programmed a number of acts for Limerick City Council's Africa Day event at City Hall on May 24th. The first on the agenda, The African Gospel Choir of Dublin
Followed by KILA and Ireland's ever popular Soukous Superstars THE LACE. Also on stage at Limerick City Hall for Africa Day 2014
On 21st June we went to Africa Oye in Liverpool with Mose Fan Fan & Somo Somo where the sun shone brightly all day on an audience of over 20,000 people
Around about that time Luca Brembilla came from Italy to work with us, in a number of capacities. Here he is playing solo at Wexford Arts Centre supporting PITAK on the first leg of their Arts Council funded tour of Ireland on 5th July. And later with his long time friend and collaborator from Romania Cornelia Zambila busking, improvising in The English Market Cork City
Later in July, following concerts in Sligo & Waterford, PITAK and Luca landed-in at The Ionad Deirbhle Heritage Centre, near Blacksod on the Mullet peninsular Co Mayo for a concert for Feile Illorais. Later that evening Jerome Patrick, Daniel & Luca performed one of the best late night impropmtu jam sessions ever experienced at Una's Pub in Blacksod
In August it was Luca's turn to play with his own band, BiancoSporco from Italy. Playing here at Crane Lane in Cork City accompanied by Cornelia on viola. A travelling French artist/couple asked if they could paint the band 'live' during the concert. In County Down we get our first chance to work with our new friends BALKAN ALIEN SOUND at the Newcastle Arts Centre
September saw PITAK back on the road again with gigs in Belfast, Monaghan & Clifden Arts Festival. Seen here in the Connemara Fm Radio Studio and on their way there through the Connemara countryside
The PITAK 2015 Ireland tour eventually came to its conclusion in October at Christchurch in Cork with a concert supported by some more new friends, EUFEMYA from Brazil
We have applied to the Arts Council of Ireland for a 10 date, all-Ireland tour for BALKAN ALIEN SOUND in the latter half of 2015, we will of course let you know if our tour funding application is successful and the dates/whereabouts for each planned concert.
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