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Soothing Sounds

‘Celebrating unity through voice and sacred sounds’, the Sounding Cosmos II – Sacred Sound Bath event offered by Carolina Baranski and Maa Shaker was as soothing and healing as they promised. The hall at St John’s Church in St Leonards was filled with participants, who happily surrendered themselves to the powerful vibrations and healing sounds of these skilled practitioners. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Folk In A Box

Intimate 1-2-1 music experience

Folk in a Box is the UK’s smallest performance venue. One audience member is allowed in at a time. The door is closed behind them. They are given one song, performed by one musician. By the time the song is the over, the musician is just about visible in the darkness and intimacy of the box. The experience is compelling.

Paul McCandless with, from left,

McCandless and Charged Particles in Hastings

For their September gig, Jazz Hastings presents leading US jazzman Paul McCandless, a man of many instruments, and the long-standing Bay-Area jazz trio Charged Particles. Julian Norridge provides the biographical details.

Hannah-Lou and Trevor Moss

Songwriters On The Stade

On Saturday 11th August the Stade Open Space will play host to The 2nd Annual Lantern Society Songwriters Festival, where Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou will be presenting the finest original songwriters to have graced their now legendary, Hastings and London, Lantern Society acoustic club stages.

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A Brighter Day arrives

Local resident, documentary film maker, festival organiser,  anthropologist and music-producer, Keith Rodway contacted HOT to say that the CD he was commissioned to produce for Citizens Advice 1066 – with uplifting songs from local people – is now ready and available to purchase. Songs of hope and optimism with a message: whatever’s happening, don’t give up. HOT’s

Pete Brown.

Jazz and beat poetry at Jazz Hastings

Jazz Hastings is offering something completely different for its monthly session on Tuesday 7 August: an evening of jazz and beat poetry. Julian Norridge introduces the protagonists.

Terry Seabrook and Peter Fraize (photo: Jazz Hastings).

Fraize and Seabrook on tour at Jazz Hastings

Saxophonist Peter Fraize and keyboard player Terry Seabrook, already well-known to Sussex jazz fans, are appearing at Jazz Hastings’ July gig as one of the first dates on their new UK tour. Julian Norridge reports.

Hastings summer performance

The Summer Prizewinner’s Picnic Recital

The last time the brilliant young Russian pianist Roman Kosyakov played in Hastings in early March the town was covered in snow and ice and being lashed by a bitingly cold wind generated by the Beast from the East. Dominika Hicks writes.

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