Daria Kulesh presents
Long Lost Home
A Crescent Monday
6 Nov in the Bar
Anticipated running time: 2 hours
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene.
Daria's intrepid quest to explore her family roots in the new solo album, Long Lost Home has led her from the folk clubs of Hertfordshire to the mountains of Caucasus; from Cadogan Hall to the Kremlin. The album has enjoyed rave reviews and has led to high profile live performances as well as TV and radio appearances.
Long Lost Home is mainly inspired by Ingushetia (Ghalghai Mokh), the lost home of Daria's Grandmother Fatima Akhrieva. A mountainous republic in the south of Russia, it is a land of immense beauty and harrowing tragedy, of fascinating culture and age-old traditions. But above all, Long Lost Home is an album for our times, exploring themes of displacement and (in)tolerance, identity and integrity, humanity and strength in the face of adversity, hope against hate; it's "an album for everyone", according to Northern Sky Magazine. Expect powerful, timeless human stories beautifully told in an eye-opening and profoundly uplifting musical experience.
For this performance, Daria will be joined by the spectacular multi-instrumentalist Jonny Dyer (of Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer fame) who has left his unique mark on the album arrangements. When Jonny's wonderful instrumental skills are combined with Daria's stunning voice and dramatic stage presence, warm humour and chemistry abound, taking the audience on a very special journey.
Haunting and enigmatic The Times
One of the most beautiful songs of the last 10 years Mike Harding
One of the most refined and enjoyable voices around Folk All
A definite contender for the best album of 2017 FATEA
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