|Subject: Speech, speech!|
Posted Jun 19, 2008 by Zarquon's Singing Fish!
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|What was the concert like? Well - it was a lot longer than I'd anticipated. There was a first half with a couple of really nice African bits, then a longish bit with progressive type jazz (one of the forms I don't really like), but which did include a nice bit of topical rapping (the audience had to shout out words from the letters in 'football', so the rapper included all those - and there were cheers when he rhymed some rather difficult ones (like Thierry Henri for the T). Then there was a break and little started to moan and then whine. He was tired, he had a headache. Funnily enough, I've noticed him having headaches when he's not wanted to be other places too, so although I've no doubt the headache was real, I think it seems to be one of a pattern. Funnily enough, on the way home, although he was indeed tired, the headache seemed to have magically disappeared.|
The actualy performance of African Sanctus was louder and a bit faster than I remember. I had been singing bits in my head with some of the field recordings going round for days. There was one part where I couldn't make out the words (a bit where the men sang on their own), but apart from that it was brilliant. Difficult to really enjoy, though, with a little boy saying 'take me home' every 30 seconds. And David Fanshawe was actually there! He walked past me close enough to touch and I thought it was him, but wasn't actually certain until he came up at the end to lots of applause. He looks a lot older than when I saw him last.