June has been a month for both research and music. Participating in Celebrate Life's event with Prem Rewat at the Tabernacle was a great experience and it was fantastic to play alongside artists such as Namvula and Jean Paul Samputu. Research took me first to Edinburgh and then to Montreal to present two of the research projects I participated in during my postdoc with the Lutherie-Acoustique-Musique team (Sorbonnes Universités).
Looking ahead, the best recent news is that both Amaraterra and Bonnendis will be playing at Musicport festival on 20 and 21 October in Whitby. What a treat! We are hoping to have Bonnendis' debut album ready just in time for the festival.
Bonnendis at Saint Ethelburga's, Amaraterra at Jamboree and a free Improvisation workshop at the university of Lincoln with Valia Calda, a busy month amongst teaching about Bollywood Music, the music of the Arab Uprisings and Indigenous Australian Pop Music!
And coming up soon is Amaraterra's first gig of the year at our favourite Jamboree venue. I hope to see you there to celebrate in our usual wild Southern Italian style...