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Brecon 2009: A three-day event

BBC Wales has been reporting the twists and turns of the story of the Brecon 2009 Festival.
Their latest update is HERE

Rather than abandoning completely, whereby the town would lose all the revenue – the economic benefit of the festival is estimated at £4m – , there is, after all, to be a smaller scale three-day weekend event from August 7th-9th.

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  1. Dear Sebastian, First of all, many compliments for your really cool blog.Secondly, I’d like to recommend an event to you and your readers that will take place at the Barbican on 10th March: “Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra presents Cosmic Engineering: A tribute to Sun Ra and Other Mystic Mavericks”.Jerry Dammers is going to perform with his 18-piece orchestra in a tribute to Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and many more.Here is the line up of all the artists involved:Jerry Dammers, musical director, selector, keyboardsDenys Baptiste, saxes (Mercury Prize nominee, Mobo award)Larry Stabbins, saxes (Working Week, free jazz stalwart since 60’s)Zoe Rahman, piano (Mercury Prize nominee, Perrier award winner)Jason Yarde, saxesFinn Peters, flute (BBC Jazz award, London Young Jazz Musician award)Nathaniel Facey, saxes (Empirical, North Sea Jazz EBU award)Anthony Joseph, poet (author, “The African Origins of UFOs”)Francine Luce, vocals (sung with Lester Bowie, Evan Parker, Steve Beresford)Neil Charles, double bass (Empirical, Soweto Kinch)Patrick Illingworth, drums (Pinski Zoo)Crispin “Spry” Robinson, percussion (Galliano) Robin Hopcraft, trumpet (Soothsayers)Mat Fox baritone sax (Happy End, Kinetica)Harry Brown, trombone (Jazz Warriors, Jazz Jamaica)Ollie Bayley, electric bassGuy Clarke, guitarSteve Gibson, classical percussion, vibes.That’s the link to the event http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?id=8458I know this sounds like a spam 🙂 but I’m so fond of cosmic jazz and so looking forward to this event, and I would love to see it featured on your blog!CheersL

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