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International Woman’s Day Gig

What an inspiring night to listen and play at the second International Women’s Days Event at  The Moon Cardiff, hosted by the fabulous Ffion Wyn and brought to us by Creative Republic of Cardiff.

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The evening was a wonderfully rich and diverse mix of spoken word, art from Unity and music from:  ALEIGHCIA SCOTT ADWAITHBEL BLUE SELENA CAEMAWRSARAH MCCREADIE JAFFRIN KHAN EADYTHROSIE BUF

To celebrate IWD2018 I was joined by Philipa Iriving on vocals, we sang afew sonsg and  a version of my new song ‘Brave and Fearless Love’. I also put Healing Poet Fran Smith’s poem ‘Peace One Day’ to music, and she joined us to perform. It was a special gig, and my family came along to support us.

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Thanks to everyone who came along to celebrate and to the organisers for inviting me to play and to Anna for taking photos.

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Photo Credit Anna Winstone

Cardiff Music Women is a project by non-profit organisation Creative Republic of Cardiff, who also run live music venue The Moon. Currently only 16% of UK songwriters are women and only 5% of the audio industry are women, Cardiff Music Women aims to help get (and keep) more women and non-binary people into our local music industry in Cardiff & surrounding areas. More info in my next blog www.cardiffmusicwomen.com

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Healing Poet Fran Smith-Photo Credit-Anna Winstone
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Rufus Mufasa and Friends, Free For All Cardiff, The Moon

 

I’m shaking off my winter blues to join Rufus Mufasa and Friends, Tuesday 16th January, The Moon, The Free For All Festival, Cardiff 2018.

Rufus Mufasa, musician and poet, whose debut album, Fur Coats from the Lion’s Den, was released on December 1st from Dope Biscuits Records, is joined by a host of musicians, poets, creatives, in a night of collaboration and cross art forms. Artists supporting Rufus Mufasa, include Eric Ngalle Charles, Dope Biscuits, Beatbox Tangent, Wounded Healers, Bel Blue and more.

Rufus Mufasa’s amazing debut album Fur Coats from the Lion’s Den, was voted Welsh Album of The Year 2017 by Wales Art Review,  and is getting lots of love, fab reviews and airplay, so check it out “An album that’s adventurous, cliché defying, empowering, honest, and such an excellent listen…  The whole album is suffused with truth and it gives it such an inspirational sound…” Adam Walton, BBC. 

Sounds good, so come on down, and its all free, as part of the Free For All Festival  which sees The Moon Cardiff host a great array of local and touring bands performing every day in January. Rufus Mufasa & Friends gig at The Moon is featured in Minty’s Gig Guides Cardiff top picks for the week, here’s a link to his podcast, with a track from ‘Fur Coats From The Lions Den’


So how did a little folky like me come to be joining in with hiphop rapper Rufus, well ….. life can pick you up when you least expect it. Last November I went along to the wonderful The Workers Gallery Ynyshir, third birthday celebrations, to my absolute joy, I had a jam with the enigmatic Rufus Mufasa, spontaneous creativity with AJ Constable on percussion. It’s truly lovely to come across such a warm celtic eclectic musician and I am made up to be invited to be amongst the supporting artists at The Moon gig. #Folkhop

Photo by http://www.huwdale.co.uk at The Workers Gallery

I will be joined by Kevs Ford and AJ Constable at The Moon. In her own words, ‘Dont miss this’ Rufus Mufasa and friends, Tuesday 16th January, The Moon, The Free For All Festival, Cardiff.

Photo Credit: Thanks to HuwDale Photography http://www.huwdale.co.uk