Tuesday - Latitude Festival 2015
Max Reinhardt presents highlights from the Late Junction Lavish Lounge stage at the 2015 Latitude Festival in Suffolk. Including music from Eska and Noura Mint Seymali.
Max Reinhardt with highlights from the Late Junction Lavish Lounge stage at last week's Latitude Festival in Suffolk. Including today the gorgeous voice of Zimbabwean-born singer-songwriter Eska, who travelled from West Africa especially for her Latitude set. A hereditary musician, her band incorporates traditional influences into the world of groove-based psychedelic rock. Plus Nick Luscombe introduces a series of Secret Sessions recorded with main-stage artists in the intimate setting of Late Junction's very own Luton van. Later in the week there's experimental quintet Polar Bear, and Monoswezi, who fuse sounds from Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Scandanavia along with jazz and American minimalism.
BBC Radio 3's eclectic late-night music programme Late Junction returns to the Latitude Festival for the fifth time to curate a stage in the festival's 10th edition at Henham Park, bringing eight captivating contemporary acts to the Lavish Lounge stage in a new location in the woods. With a wide cross-section of contemporary artists, influences range from 1970s horror films, ping pong balls and the Mojave Desert, to contemporary Nordic jazz, traditional West African musical storytelling and groove-based psychedelic rock.
The hand-picked line-up will bring a wide range of diverse and cross-genre artists spanning jazz, contemporary and folk music to Latitude and Radio 3 listeners, including the intriguing sounds of multi-instrumentalist Marcus Hamblett, experimental quintet Polar Bear, the beautiful tones of Jesca Hoop and the Japanese performance artist, instrument builder and musician ICHI who creates sounds from everyday objects including tape loops and ping pong balls.