Sun 13 Jul 2014
Swedish singer/songwriter, storyteller, folk performer and multi-instrumentalist Rosa Rebecka alternates her own intimate songs with heartrending Swedish pieces, her haunting voice accompanied by guitar or soaring over the lingering note of the Tibetan singing bowl.
In this special concert, Rosa Rebecka introduces a very special instrument: A century-old guitar which has been passed from mother to daughter for four generations. It has accompanied Rosas mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and last year made its way from Sweden to Devon. Rosa was recently heard playing this guitar on Radio Four, visiting Saturday Live to share the instruments sound and story.
Rosa will be supported by a group of young, emerging singers from various parts of Devon, collectively known as The Resonance. The members of The Resonance have all been taught singing by Rosa, but have voices which are distinctly their own. Their rich, intricate harmonies are a treat for anyone with a passion for the art of singing.
A lyrical, sun-dappled and golden voice, tinged with a hint of steely moonlight that brings to mind Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell.