Celebrated for their energetic live shows, Manchester-based group Beating Wing Orchestra – comprising musicians from refugee communities and other diverse heritages, who formed for Manchester International Festival 2007 – are sure to deliver one of Manchester Jazz Festival 2012’s most dynamic performances. Led by vocalists Emmanuela Yogolelo and Jaheda Choudhury, the collective’s toolkit of strings, drums and percussion tests the melting points of jazz, Congolese melody, Eastern European folk, Bangla hip hop and Sufiana, resulting in a unique, intense fusion style – and here they treat us to not one but two 50-minute improvisatory sets.

Mon 16 Jul, MJF Festival Pavilion, Albert Square, M2 5DB, Tel: 0161 228 0662, 7.30pm, FREE, www.manchesterjazz.com

Mon 16 Jul
Lauren Strain
Published on:
Fri 13 Jul 2012