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Campfire Club – Gasper Nali
Saturday 23rd July, 8pm
The Nest Collective and English Folk Expo invite you to enjoy a beautiful fireside concert with Gasper Nali.
Rediscover one of life’s simplest joys – the sharing of live music in the glow of a campfire.
Every summer, we gather in beautiful green spaces within cities to hear extraordinary music by artists from all over the world.
In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink and the company of others.
For this Campfire Club we are delighted to present Gasper Nali.
Gasper Nali plays a Babatoni – a 3 meter, one-stringed, home-made bass guitar – with an empty bottle and a stick. And makes the most beautiful and catchy original afro-beats possible.
Gasper is a one-man-band, with the Babatoni bass guitar, cow skin kick drum and very catchy tunes. He is absolutely unlike anything else. It’s super Malawian roots, it’s very up beat and incredibly danceable! – or – as a Bandcamp fan nicely put it: “Gasper is a one man party! It’s completely impossible to stop moving – and just as impossible to stop smiling!”
“His music is simple but joyous, and totally infectious” * * * * – Songlines
The support act for this show is Marie Bashiru. Hailing from south-east London, Marie Bashiru is a singer-songwriter whose music resembles a melting pot of folk, soul and indie rock.
Campfire Club audiences say:
“Getting to hear live music after so long was deeply emotional and the feeling of collective spirit (especially now) was really powerful.”
“The sun setting over the garden and Thames and the amazing overall relaxed (yet ‘safe’) ambience of the event. Very moving to finally be at a live gig.”
“The beautiful venue, the beautiful music, the beautiful weather! Thank you so much.”
“This was my first live music event since the beginning of the year and, although the acts were brilliant, I think what will stay with me is the joy of being with people and enjoying the moment together. I feel very grateful to you all for putting on the event.”
“This event was phenomenal. I cannot wait until I attend another one… the musicians were something else. I certainly didn’t feel as though I was in Peckham, but some enchanted woodlands”
“Walking into a wonderland of nature with beautiful music and people, it made me feel wonderfully elated.”
“The atmosphere was incredible, I knew I would love the music but I loved the atmosphere just as much.”
Please note: this is an outdoor event so please dress appropriately for the weather. A bar service is available.