The Nest Collective and Southbank Centre present an acoustic double bill as Folk with Altitude returns to the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden for a third year, providing a summer soundtrack to the London skyline.
Gather in our roof garden to hear two multi-talented artists with vastly different influences.
Dom La Nena
Brazilian cellist and songwriter Dominique Pinto, known by her stage name Dom La Nena, draws favourable comparisons as disparate as ‘a young Brian Wilson’ (Wall Street Journal), ‘a bossa Joanna Newsom’ (Time Out New York), and ‘Cat Power’s…lost sister’ (Pop Dose).
At this event, Dom La Nena plays songs from her latest album,Soyo, an internationally flavoured collection of indie-folk songs with wandering melodies and lightly layered vocals.
‘[Dom’s] music moves with the effortless grace of old time samba.’ (NPR)
‘Dom sings barely above a whisper though her melodies can penetrate the darkest heart.’ (KSRW)
Moira Smiley is a singer and composer with a soulful repertoire of traditional American folksongs. Her recordings feature spare, vocally driven collections of altered traditional songs, performed with original polyphony and body percussion.
A musical polyglot with a wide vocal range, Smiley’s work can be heard on feature films, BBC and PBS television programs, National Public Radio in the US, and on more than 60 albums.
When not leading her own group, Smiley tours with Indie artist tUnE-yArDs, Irish music powerhouse Solas, The Lomax Project and Billy Child’s ‘Laura Nyro Re-Imagined’.
Recent solo performances include Stravinsky’s ‘Les Noces’, the London Proms Festival, and features on BBC3’s The Choir and ABC Australia’s Books and Arts program.
‘…beautifully blended harmony, with striking instrumental accompaniment – often elaborately choreographed body percussion…superb and personable musicians.’ (Stephen Fry,Culver City News)
Your ticket gives you exclusive access to the garden for the event. Please note that there is limited seating, other than the grass, and some views of the musicians may be obscured. There is a wet weather contingency for this show.
The Southbank Centre Roof Gardens
The Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden