Tŷ Cerdd (Music Centre Wales) and SSAP are announcing the launch of Affricerdd: a cross-cultural participatory project exploring the music and culture of a modern, diverse Wales. Young adults (aged 18-35) are invited to weekly Wednesday evening sessions from 9 October in Tŷ Cerdd’s studio at Wales Millennium Centre. Affricerdd is all about building connections and exploring the diversity of music and cultures we have in Wales. Participants can bring an instrument, a voice, or just an open mind, and can make music, talk, listen – and help us plan a performance project to be part of. Two lead musicians, Tumi Williams and Helen Woods, will front the sessions – with a guest performer each week. Tumi (alias Skunkadelic) is a musician, rapper and community leader; Helen is a composer, performer and facilitator.
Deborah Keyser, Tŷ Cerdd’s director, said: “If you’re engaging with music in Wales, you’re part of our rich Welsh musical culture – and we want to celebrate that. We welcome anyone aged 18-35 who’s interested to join us to explore the music of a modern, diverse Wales. Tumi and Helen are a great double-act, with so much music and so many ideas to share – but the participants will be the real architects of Affricerdd.” Fadhili Maghiya, SSAP’s Director, welcomed the partnership. “We’re so pleased to be collaborating with Tŷ Cerdd on Affricerdd – exploring culture, creativity and diversity with young adults from Cardiff. You may be into Afrobeat, drill, hip hop, drum & bass or classical – or you may just be intrigued: come along!”
Time: 7-9pm, Wednesdays from 9 October to 27 Nov (resuming in spring & summer)
Location: Tŷ Cerdd (WMC – between Radio Platfform & Ffresh)
Initial guest artists:
Weds 9 October: Petter Rylen: pianist, composer, YouTuber, beatboxer
Weds 16 October: Mr Woodnote: saxophonist