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Listen: Cara Stacey tracks

September 2015

Listen to music by the South African multi-instrumentalist

Cara Stacey is a South African composer, researcher and improvisor. She is a pianist as well as playing a number of different southern African musical bows, specifically the umrhubhe, uhadi, and makhoyane. Stacey is currently completing her PhD at the South African College of Music and London's School of Oriental and African Studies, looking at the makhoyane braced bow of Swaziland. She is a founding member of the Inclement Quartet and Pergola, and regularly performs in a number of improvisatory ensembles.

"Ibis" is a collaboration with the tabla player Sarathy Korwar (Pergola) and "Umrhubhe" is a collaboration with Jason Singh. "Sunbird" is a track from Stacey's new album, Things That Grow that will be released in September by Kit Records.

There's a launch party for Things That Grow at London's Vortex Jazz Club on 11 September, with a performance by Stacey, joined by Shabaka Hutchings, Leafcutter John, Dan Leavers, Sarathy Korwar and Ruth Goller. Tickets available here.

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