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Near East Collective + DJ CLan Dextine

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 am

| FREE BEFORE 7 / £7

The Near East Collective are a 6-piece ensemble and were formed in early 2016. We explore and perform rebetika and folk music of Asia Minor, Istanbul, the Balkans and the Aegean sea. Our members have extensive experience from collaborating with other award winning bands and performing in several folk music festivals in Greece, Turkey and the Balkans. We also really enjoy playing for traditional weddings and dance groups.
Our latest performances involve a musical trip starting from the Ionian coast, through the mountains of Albania, Epirus and Macedonia, stopping over in Thrace and ending in the musical melting pot of Istanbul. Our band deploys diverse and dynamic arrangements to faithfully reproduce traditional forms and give a new improvisational dimension to popular folk tunes. And above all give its listeners the opportunity to dance, sing and have a good time! We are very proud to be part of the thriving London world music scene and want to continue evolving musically through our interaction with audiences across the UK and beyond.
We have been playing at venues such as Jamboree, the Green Note, Balabam, Hootananny and the Cable Cafe in London and have successfully reached for world music fans through Sofar London and the Rebetiko Carnival. Our performances are both esoteric and energizing and bring the fresh Aegean air and Istanbul atmosphere to the UK!

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FREE before 7pm / £7 after!


February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 am

The Magic Garden – COVID-19 UPDATE


To all of our wonderful customers,

As people across the UK adjust to life during these extraordinary times surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, pubs throughout our nation have suffered declining patronage and, unfortunately, the Magic Garden is no exception.  As a result, we at the Magic Garden have been left with little choice and have made the decision to cancel all upcoming music and entertainment events effective immediately and until further notice. We value all of our customers and staff and make this decision for the benefit of all who enjoy our establishment.  We will be watching the daily updates from the government and will resume entertainment once we are confident to do so.  In the meantime, we welcome all those who would like to come and see us, have a drink and say hello.


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