Karen P Presents… Broad Casting @ Cargo February 26, 2008Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Events.
Tags: andreya triana, brad casting, cargo, jimi teno, kabu kabu, karen p, rbma, red bull music academy
Karen P Presents… Broad Casting @ Cargo, 83 Rivington St, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY
Thursday 20th March
LIVE: Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu + Andreya Triana
DJ: Karen P
Musician and composer Jimi Tenor has never settled for the traditional role of a pop artist. He is known as a productive musician whose work lies beyond current trends, and also as a performer who combines the finest elements of afro-american music, spontaneous silliness and shameless glamour in an original way. Jimi Tenor will grace Cargo’s stage with his presence on this, the 2nd installment of the excellent “Karen P presents… Broad Casting” night.Besides being a professional musician for almost 20 years, Jimi Tenor (born Lassi Lehto, 1965, Lahti, Finland) has also practised photography, directed short films and designed clothes and musical instruments. The electro-mechanic instruments built by Jimi Tenor and designer Matti Knaapi are not intended to be pieces of art on display at exhibitions, though have sometimes ended up as such. They emerge from musical needs, and are mainly made of scrap material. The instruments have been used at full blast during recording and on stage, so some of them have been wrecked.
The music industry has found it difficult to operate with Jimi Tenor at times. The hard rock driven Finland of the 80s considered him weird and too marginal. In Britain in the 90s he was seen as a trendy techno jazz artist, but Tenor soon confused the pioneering electro label Warp by delivering an imaginary – and expensive – soundtrack album with a symphony orchestra, instead of making minimalistic hits.
Today Jimi Tenor is an established European artist who operates outside the mainstream. His audience consists of clubbers and alternative rock enthusiasts looking for new perspective, but also of jazz and funk rebels. Those who understand that even unconventional pop music can move your body and heart.
Support comes from Brighton based soul/folk singer and songwriter Andreya Triana. Having been selected for the 2006 Red Bull Academy in Australia she has since worked with musical legends the Mizell Brothers, US based producer Flying Lotus and Aaron Jerome. 2008 will see the release of her debut album currently being produced by Bonobo. The Dreamscape Soul Sessions sees Andreya teaming up with talented artist Sri McKinnon. The pair showcase their live visual and music performance with Andreya’s live vocal’s backed by only layered harmonies and freestyles while Sri draws live.
The Broad Casting night will be recorded especially for Red Bull Music Academy Radio. It will fit snugly amongst an archive of music from the most iconoclastic DJs & musicians of our time. Left-field, underground, contemporary, genre-crossing; RBMA Radio is Karen’s biggest project since leaving ‘Worldwide’.
Get ready for ‘Karen P… Broad Casting‘
(VARIOUS/CD) released on Sonar Kollektiv (May ’08)
PLUS CHECK LAST MONTHS SETS…
Little Dragon Live @ last months Broad Casting night on Red Bull Music Academy Radio…
Charles Webster Live @ last months Broad Casting night on Red Bull Music Academy Radio…
Featuring special guests Robert Owens & Emilie Chick
Mike Stellar (Journeys/Portugal) DJ set @ last months Broad Casting night on Red Bull Music Academy Radio…