Grand Union's priority is live performance. This section has music, stories and videos from past and present shows.
Over the next three years Grand Union’s flagship touring show will be Undream’d Shores. Full details can be found here.
Undream’d Shores was first performed at the Hackney Empire over the weekend of November 1st/2nd 2014, universally acclaimed as Grand Union’s best ever large-scale show. Here is the original programme for the Empire show.
This 21-minute video gives a flavour of the show, but remember it can't possibly give the full sensation! A full-length version and the individual songs are also available.
Undream’d Shores portrays migration in all its aspects – all the more immediate, exhilarating and moving because many of the performers are themselves migrants. It is based on their experience and uses their musical legacy to tell their stories.
Undream’d Shores also features related integrated activities and events in four different strands, to appeal to all ages and communities, all driven by a common philosophy and artistic purpose. These are detailed under current projects.
Trading Roots first toured nationally in 2013-14, and remains in the repertoire as our main smaller-scale touring show. It typically combines ten performers drawn from a pool of about 15 core Grand Union musicians born and bred into many different major musical traditions worldwide. It also provides ample scope for workshops, and often participants (whether adults or young people) can be included in the performance.
Mexe Mexe - delightful dance track with irresistible rhythm by Mozambican singer/guitarist Mingo Rangel with Maria Joao Silveira (voice) from Around the World in 80 Minutes.
More information can be found here
OTHER GRAND UNION shows still in the repertoire
If you like what you see, have a look at our upcoming live dates.