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Thread #133063   Message #3016672
Posted By: Vic Smith
27-Oct-10 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: Fees (concert admission prices)
Subject: RE: Fees (concert admission prices)
Will Fly wrote:-
"I've never been to a house concert myself - I'm curious as to whether others have been to any in the UK. "


Well, Mike, there is a very strong tradition and organisation of them in our area! I discovered this when I was organising tours for my Gambian kora-playing friend Jali Sherrifo Konteh. In fact the very first concert that Sherrifo gave in the UK was in a house concert in a packed huge flat on Brighton Seafront. I have been to a small number of this organisation's other events subsequently, mainly excellent African artists, though some of the English songwriters that I have seen did very little for me. However, whatever my view of the artists, the standard of organisation and the friendly attitude of those attending could scarcely be bettered. At Sherrifo's concert the sales of his CDs and the sales of the Gambian Batiks that we sell to support the maker and his family (see http://www.compoundsounds.com/batiks/index.html ) were amazing,

I am talking about Healthy Concerts - http://www.healthyconcerts.com/