Joglaresa

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Directed by Belinda Sykes, this London-based ensemble has been playing since 1992. Now well-established, they are particularly interesting for the way in which they imaginatively push, and often transcend, the limits of what is often thought of as early music.

They were the first medieval band to develop a programme of songs entirely devoted to Mary Magdalen, and they were pioneers in programming medieval Jewish and Arabic texts for otherwise more-commonplace Iberian and Crusades programmes - their Crusades programme (The Scimitar and the Sword) represents the voices of Judaism and Islam alongside the Christian viewpoint, and their Arts Council-award-winning programme of medieval Hebrew/Arabic/Spanish song (Dreams of Andalusia) includes songs by medieval Arab-Andalusian poets and Spanish-Hebrew poets.

Their work focuses on connecting ancient and traditional musics but, rather than create a 'fusion' or a surreal mix of these styles, they aim to use their combined experiences (upbringings drenched in traditional Irish, English, Maghrebi, Balkan and Middle Eastern music) to create a homogenous sound - Joglaresa members spent years in North Africa and the Middle East absorbing the best traditional tunes, learning the local languages (Arabic and Hebrew).

Their performances include the Aldeburgh Festival, York Early Music Festival, London's Lufthansa Festival, the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), St David's Hall (Cardiff), London's Barbican Centre, Sana'a & Aden (Yemen), Brezice Early Music Festival (Slovenia), Istanbul, Amsterdam International Festival of Jewish Music, Chinchilla Early Music Festival; tours in Germany, Belgium, Italy and Holland. Numerous radio broadcasts - the world over...

(From http://www.joglaresa.com)
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01013VL Joglaresa - Ballads of Love and Betrayal album art Joglaresa Ballads of Love and Betrayal(CD, Album) Village Life 01013VL UK 2001 Sell This Version
AV0026 Joglaresa - Magdalena album art Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes - Magdalena(CD, Album) Not On Label (Joglaresa Self-released) AV0026 UK 2003 Sell This Version
JOG001 Joglaresa - Stella Nuova album art Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes - Stella Nuova(CD, Album) Not On Label (Joglaresa Self-released) JOG001 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
JOG002 Joglaresa - Douce Dame Debonaire: French Medieval Song C12th - C14th album art Joglaresa Douce Dame Debonaire: French Medieval Song C12th - C14th(CD, Album) Not On Label (Joglaresa Self-released) JOG002 UK 2008 Sell This Version
JOG004 Joglaresa - In Hoary Winter's Night album art Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes - In Hoary Winter's Night(CD, Album) Not On Label (Joglaresa Self-released) JOG004 UK 2009 Sell This Version
JOG003 Joglaresa - Dancing In Tetuán album art Joglaresa Dancing In Tetuán(CD, Album) Not On Label (Joglaresa Self-released) JOG003 UK 2009 Sell This Version
MET CD 1062 Joglaresa - Dreams Of Andalusia album art Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes - Dreams Of Andalusia(CD, Album) Metronome Recordings MET CD 1062 UK 2009 Sell This Version
JOG005 Joglaresa - Nuns & Roses album art Joglaresa Nuns & Roses(CD, Album) Not On Label (Joglaresa Self-released) JOG005 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
JOG006 Joglaresa - Magna Carta 800 Years Of Rebels & Royals album art Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes - Magna Carta 800 Years Of Rebels & Royals(CD, Album) Not On Label (Joglaresa Self-released) JOG006 UK 2015 Sell This Version
JOG007 Joglaresa - Sing We Yule album art Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes - Sing We Yule(CD, Album) Not On Label (Joglaresa Self-released) JOG007 UK 2017 Sell This Version
JOG008 Joglaresa - Live At St Barts album art Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes Joglaresa, Belinda Sykes - Live At St Barts(CD, Album) Not On Label (Joglaresa Self-released) JOG008 UK 2019 Sell This Version