AboutSaturday 23rd July 11am-1am & Sunday 24th July 11am-7pm, 2011
Exploring the use of the voice through music, film, song art and performance, Barbican Weekender: Extraordinary Voices brings the Barbican Centre alive with two days of events from artists & performers, choirs, poets, beat boxers, storytellers and installations.
Hear incredible music acts such as traditional Egyptian folk musicians Suhbagiyya, Grammy-nominated Cajun band Feufollet and the infamous Frank Chickens. Don't miss choirs from across the city including the London Gay Men's Chorus and Streetwise Opera. For beats and spoken word, watch Tongue Fu and the female beat-box sensation The Boxettes tackle topics from every day life. Explore your voice with Barbican Young Poets and Julian Opie's installation. You can also join Phil Minton to create the Feral Choir or Ida Barr's Mash-up and perform in the foyer. Transform your ideas into a fashion statement with artist Reza Gajra and visit the Parisian cafe as Strangeworks invite you to sleep perchance to dream, also don't forget to visit the Whitecross Street Party, plus much, much more....
Artists include: The Boxettes, Mikhail Karikis, Ida Barr, Orlando Gough, Phil Minton's Feral Choir The London Bulgarian Choir, Maspindzeli, The Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf and Hearing Children, Tongue Fu, The London Gay Men's Chorus, Frank Chickens, Bob & Roberta Smith & The Apathy Band, Streetwise Opera, The Transsiberian March Band.
For the full programme & all timings visit the Barbican website: Barbican Weekender: Extraordinary Voices
Supported by the Barbican & Cowling and Wilcox