Niwel and Roger join creative forces for series of concerts
IN 2010, Mermaid supported music ensemble Tarab as they developed and performed new work in Wicklow and on a series of the nationwide tours as Mermaid’s resident music ensemble.
Wicklow-based musicians, dynamic Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbo and highly regarded composer Roger Doyle have joined their creative forces for a series of four concerts as part of their yearlong residency at Mermaid Arts Centre.
Roger Doyle produced his first recorded album Oizzo No in 1975, and has released over a dozen CDs. He specialises in electro-acoustic music, and has worked extensively in theatre, film and dance.
Niwel moved to Ireland in 2004 where he quickly garnered attention with the Irish music scene. He formed the groups Sumu, Jazzmu and Motem and he has played on many stages including Cork and Bray Jazz Festivals and the Festival of World Cultures in Dun Laoghaire. Collaboration is what he does best, having worked with the likes of Mícheál Ó’Súilleabháin and Iarla Ó Lionáird.
Both artists have previously performed concerts at Mermaid Arts Centre. For this concert they are joined by percussionist Robbie Harris and Michael Buckley on the tenor saxophone and flute.
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy new music before anyone else and promises to be an exhilarating and memorable evening of collaboration, improvisation and enjoyment.
New work by Doyle and Tsumbu will be on the Mermaid Arts Centre on Saturday March 26 at 8 pm.
For tickets or more information call ( 01) 2724030 or go to www.mermaidartscentre.ie
Niwel Tsumbo and Roger Doyle.