The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118219   Message #2556403
Posted By: Vic Smith
03-Feb-09 - 03:02 PM
Thread Name: House Concerts
Subject: RE: House Concerts
The website for a well-established and very successful organisation that promotes and helps publicise house concerts in the U.K. - called "Healthy Concerts" is here - http://www.healthyconcerts.com/

I managed to get Jali Sherrifo Konteh booked into one in Brighton on his very first English tour in 2004. Probably about 80 people in a huge ground floor flat on Brighton seafront and that allowed space for the multimedia presentation that preceded the concert, showing the life of a jali in The Gambia. Lovely food as part of the admission price. Rapt attention during the concert then dancing to an African disco after it.
Lots of sales for CDs and also for the Gambian batiks that we sell to support the batik maker and his family - see http://www.compoundsounds.com/batiks/index.html