Chinagrass Sensation Mamer to Return to the UK for 8-date Tour

Mamer, one of China’s most innovative and influential young artists, is to return to the UK together with his band for an 8-date tour, starting on 18 March 2010. Hailing from Qitai County in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Mamer (pronounced “Ma-moor”) grew up, like every Kazakh child: on horsebacks and in the strong musical tradition of the Kazakhs his father and relatives taught him to sing folk songs and play the dombra, a lute popular in Central Asia.

Eagle‘, Mamer’s debut solo album, was released on Real World Records in 2009. The album features songs of the grasslands that are deeply rooted in traditional Kazakh music, while incorporating influences from Western folk and rock. Mamer’s deep voice is combined with dazzlingly fast plucking and strumming on guitar, dombra and other traditional instruments.

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Mamer live in the UK:

Thursday, 18 March – The Stables, Milton Keynes

Address: Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK17 8LU
Box office: 01908 280800 | Tickets: £12.50 | Start time: 8pm

Friday, 19 March – South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
Address: Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7PA
Box office: 01344 484123 | Tickets: £9 (£8 members) | Start time: 7.30pm

Saturday, 20 March – West End Centre, Aldershot
Address: 48 Queens Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 3JD
Box office: 01252 330040 | Tickets: £10 (£8 concs) | Start time: 8pm

Sunday, 21 March – The Brook Theatre, Chatham
Address: Old Town Hall, The Brook, Chatham, Kent ME4 4SE
Box office: 01634 338338 | Tickets: £10/£9 | Start time: 7.30pm

Tuesday, 23 March – The Luminaire, London
Address: 311 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
Box office: 020 7372 7123 | Tickets: tbc | Start time: 7.30pm

Wednesday, 24 March – Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
Address: University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB
Box office: 01227 769075 | Tickets: £10 | Start time: 7.45pm

Thursday, 25 March – South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Address: 21 South Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4QU
Box office: 0118 960 6060 | Tickets: £8 (£5 concs) | Start time: 8pm

Saturday, 27 March – Empire Hall, Chichester
Address: The Street, Graffham, Chichester, West Sussex GU28 0QB
Box office: 01243 774641 | Tickets: £12.50 | Start time: 8pm

Author: World Music Central News Department

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