Simon Thacker's Ritmata

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Simon Thacker

Led by the legendary Scottish guitar virtuoso, Simon Thacker's Ritmata plays exhilaratingly direct new music combining sounds from every corner of the globe with the incredible musical experiences of all four performers: the unbridled expression of flamenco, the limitless emotions of the ragas of India, pulsating rhythms from Africa, the raw power and spirituality of Native America, the seductive eloquence of Middle Eastern maqamat and impassioned romances of the Judeo-Spanish Sephardim.

Experience brilliantly inventive musicianship, soul stirring improvisation and dazzling composition in an effortless meeting of musical styles, cultures and traditions.



  • THU 3 SEP, 7.00PM


  • TVNZ Festival Club


Conc $36 


60 minutes
The aim of his Ritmata quartet is to take music from various parts of the globe, strip it down to essentials and render it new, sometimes echoing ancestral beliefs and emotions. This they do with surprising, often spectacular, results.
- The Scotsman

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TVNZ Festival Club

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The Arts Centre
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