MUSIC

JAZZ CONCERT AT PREMIER SCREENING OF MUSIC ACROSS BORDERS DOCUMENTARY

Gameli Tordzro’s research documentary film Music Across Borders was premiered in Glasgow Scotland on the 11th April 2016 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), at the Glad Cafe on the 12th and 13th April and in Copenhagen Denmark at the Paradise Jazz on the 28th April 2016.

Here is a video of part of the concert in Copenhagen. Gameli and the Ha Orchestra Kora player Basiru Suso play Calabash with Katrine Suwalski and her Another World Band.

 

WINNER CRITICS AWARD FOR THEATRE IN SCOTLAND 2016

Gameli Tordzro is a Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland CATS 2015 winner for Best Music and Sound. He is the current musician-in-residence at the University of Glasgow GRAMNet. Gameli is also involved in numerous music projects. He is the founder, director and composer of Ha Orchestra, the first African Orchestra in Scotland www.haorchestra.com. As part of the Pan African Arts Scotland (PAAS) artistic residency programme he co-founded the first PAAS resident band HESU with Clare Robertson. The band recorded their first album Hesu (Spirit of Music) in 2005.

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Receiving CATS award with co-winners Matt and Tyler, Gameli dedicated the award to all who have died attempting to cross the Sahara and Mediterranean to Europe and all the people tirelessly making the effort at saving lives!

In 2010 he set up the first Highlife music band in Glasgow – The Glasgow Highlife Band which has performed on many high profile Scottish stages including the Royal Highland Festival 2014 and the St Andrew’s Festival 2011 at St. Andrews in The Square, and in the Edinburgh Castle at the Scottish Deputy First Minister’s reception for the Scottish African Community in 2011

Gameli’s other Music initiatives include Akaya and the Nieston and District Pipe Band. He also collaborates with Ninian Perry in ‘Kaleidophone’. Recently he supported a University of West of Scotland students’ project ‘Talk To The Moon’. He is currently working on creating, directing and producing a Music Documentary Film Series ‘Music Across Borders’ His current main music project is the Ha Orchestra Project.

In November 2015, Gameli in collaboration with Alfred Tamakloe, engaged musicians across Europe in a creative exchange. The Ha Orchestra International Denmark, Copenhagen 2015. He traveled with three other musicians to Denmark as part of a developmental programme of the Orchestra. The project was made possible though funding from the Statens Kunsfond (Danish Arts Foundation) Kulturpuljen i Gentofte Kommunne and also supported by the UK Arts And Humanities Research Council as part of the Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body Law and The State (RM Borders) Research Project. See