OKA VANGA: Acoustic folk; world guitar + floor spots

Date/Time Sun 12 Jun 2016 7:45 PM

Price Online - £10 + £1 booking fee; On The Door - £10

Website: http://okavanga.com/

One of our committee played this video and wrote… “there’s something of the Rodrigo y Gabriela about them”
Oka Vanga move effortlessly from playing well known trads and instrumentals to their own songs. Seamless guitar playing is combined with contributions from them on ukulele and mandolin to create a music set of variety and interest. Recently described as having both “great musicianship and really fine songs” by Mike Harding, fans of both Folk and Roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music.

Hailing from London, Will Cox cites a chance encounter with John Renbourn as the catalyst for him to take his guitar playing more seriously when he was a teenager. A multi-instrumentalist, Will is also an established music teacher in Hertfordshire.

Originally from South Africa, Angela Meyer first picked up the guitar at the age of 6. She immersed herself in an eclectic world of music, studying classical guitar greats alongside song writing masters, World music alongside Film music, before finally re-locating to the UK in 1999.

Angie and Will formed Oka Vanga in 2008, naming their duo after a unique river delta in Africa recognised for its natural beauty. Working initially within a range of styles, Angie and Will made their debut with ‘Pilgrim’ in 2014, an instrumental album awarded FATEA’S Instrumental Album of the Year. ‘Tales of Eyam,’ a Folk E.P, followed in 2015 to critical acclaim.

Here is their new single ‘She Moved Through The Fair’: