2017 Here we are
There’s nothing like a shock to get the energy pumping. And 2016 was shocking.
For Match&Fuse, a European network, it strengthened our belief in the positive contribution musicians from across the world make to us all. The myriad of ideas from artists of 18 countries made 2016 M&F festivals in London and Toulouse unique, engaging and a lot of fun.
The imaginative music policy and genuine connections being made by the radio station Worldwide FM are right up our street, so we were chuffed to be able to do a Match&Fuse show which you can listen to and check the track list. Thanks to the fantastic team there – they do an unbelievable job.
The M&F seminar at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) entitled, ‘Musicians Change Us’ was truly moving as a panel of ordinary people doing incredible things spoke about their work.
It included Ruth Wilson who runs ‘In Place of War’, composer Nikki Yeoh speaking about her life and Ian Shaw who was working with migrants in Calais. More details. The seminar reminded us to listen, act with humility, stay open-hearted and to laugh – humour is vital in difficult times. And to get into action.
On that point, M&F will be announcing its autumn festivals and activities in the near future. Watch this space…