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Newham Acoustic: Boubakiki

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Tongue drum and saxophone players

Experience a week of classical, jazz and folk music with Newham Music and BTL Jazz.

From 17-21 June, enjoy a series of free concerts at Newham Music Hub: Westfield Stratford City, at 1-1.45pm and 4-4.45pm daily.

Bring your lunch or a coffee and drop in – no booking required.



Boubakiki is a duo of saxophone (Joe Steele) and handpan (Rosie Bergonzi) formed in 2017. For this unusual combination of instruments, Boubakiki mostly play material devised collaboratively. Boubakiki have an eclectic musical style – from atmospheric, serene textures to upbeat earworms, drawing influence from jazz, folk, classical and non-Western musical traditions. Boubakiki have performed at locations across the UK, including Union Chapel (Islington), and are members of Live Music Now, a scheme bringing musicians into community settings. In January 2018 Boubakiki released a self-titled debut EP; featuring four new pieces utilising the Db F minor handpan, it was described as “like music from the future” (Trust the Doc). They have recently recorded an album of new material using the Extended D Kurd Elaia handpan, to be released later this year. They are looking forward to debuting some of these pieces at this concert.


June 17
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Newham Music Hub: Westfield Stratford City
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