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18th May

Zambian-Scottish singer songwriter Namvula has been described as 'a true original' by the Guardian. 'A contemporary masterpiece' Jazz FM. 'Our very own Joni Mitchell, without the protest but with the sensitivity' DJ Ritu


Zambian-Scottish singer and songwriter Namvula has been described as "a true original" by the Guardian

Creating an intrepid new world where folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland blend with London's vibrant eclectic music scene, Namvula crosses boundaries with a refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, transporting listeners into different worlds whilst staying firmly rooted in African soil.

Namvula has collaborated and shared the stage with artists including legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, sitarist Anoushka Shankar, and local Zambian singing legend Maureen Leland. Her debut album Shiwezwa was released in 2014 to critical acclaim, and was selected as one of the top 100 albums of 2014 by The Sunday Times. The album release was followed by numerous radio and TV appearances, including the BBC's Focus on Africa (TV and Radio), Jazz FM, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 3's World on 3, and Zambian national TV and Radio, as well as repeat airplay on various stations including Late Junction and World Routes.

With Namvula's highly anticipated second album Quiet Revolutions, the gifted song-sculptress digs deep in to her inspirations, exploring different aspects of female hood. Backed by a stellar band of some of the UK's most respected African and jazz musicians, including bassist Liran Donin of Mercury-nominated Led Bib, saxophonist Chris Williams, and Senegalese percussionist Mamadou Sarr, who tours with international star Baaba Maal, this will be an unmissable night of outstanding musicianship - early booking is highly advised!

Namvula is also starring on the BBC Music Biggest Weekend this summer!

Event type: Music and literature



Venue: Winterborne Stickland Village Hall, 1 West Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0NT

Nearest town: Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK

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Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Weymouth, Blandford Forum, Dorchester and Bere Regis.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowBlandford Forum

	arrowSturminster Newton




Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Bere Regis, Poole, Sturminster Newton and Dorchester.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Blandford Forum

	arrowCoade Hall, Bryanston

	arrowThe Corn Exchange

	arrowHall and Woodhouse Brewery

Sturminster Newton

	arrowStock Gaylard House

	arrowMarnhull Village Hall


	arrowCloud's Hill

	arrowMonkey World

	arrowThe Rex

	arrowThe Blue Pool

	arrowCorfe Castle


	arrowBovington Tank Museum




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