WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 22nd – 28th June

Wednesday 24th June – 7pm – £8

Indigo Live: Indigo Soul by Unnati

Unnati & her 5-piece band perform songs from “Indigo Soul”, her forthcoming debut solo album at Karamel on Wednesday 24th June 2015. The band line-up will be Nick Gilmore (jazz piano & keyboard), Ed Riches (guitar), Robin Christian (bansuri), Sarathy Korwar (drums/tabla) and will feature special guests, Johnny Kalsi (The Dhol Foundation) and DJ Ritu (A World in London) who will rock you to the world and back with a DJ Set after the show.
Advance tickets: http://indigolive.eventbrite.co.uk

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/IndigoLiveEvents

More about Unnati: www.unnatimusic.com


The music will start at 7.30pm (doors 7pm) with support act – Alex Stuart Trio – led by Australian guitarist Alex Stuart presenting his third album, Place to Be. The album incorporates African and South American grooves, rock and post rock, Indian and Balkan influences. Their line-up features Alex Stuart (guitar), Renu Hossain (percussion) and Nishad Pandey (electric guitar).

Unnati literally means “progress” in Hindi. Unnati was blessed to be surrounded by the gift of music from a young age. Her father was the late Nitai Dasgupta, a versatile Indian Classical vocalist & teacher of Indian Music. Unnati’s first public performance was at the tender age of 4 years old in front of an audience of 3,000 people singing for Janmashtami (Krishna’s Birthday). Unnati released her debut album “Vishwa – The Universe of Music” in India with a 6 City tour of Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore & Coorg in 2002. In 2005, Unnati was one of six semi finalists of the Glastonbury Unsigned Artistes Jazz World heat and her track “Baarish Mein – In the Rain” released on “The Glastonbury Unsigned Artistes of 2005? compilation album.

Unnati has performed extensively at prestigious venues and festivals around the world including Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in India, Mexico’s Cervantino Festival & Boubou’s Music Festival in the Caribbean. More recently, Unnati has been involved in a music, dance & audio-visual production of Tagore’s Gitanjali directed by Sangeeta Datta (Life Goes On, Raincoat, Brick Lane) which has been touring UK at Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre, London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall as support act to Bollywood Music Trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Tagore’s Festival in Dartington. Unnati has also collaborated and co-written tracks for producer Shammi Pithia and has performed as guest vocalist at Indigo O2 Centre, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre and London Mela as part of this project.

Unnati is currently releasing & touring her forthcoming solo album “Indigo Soul” which combines a unique blend of global music encompassing Jazz, Hindi contemporary, Indian Classical, Folk & Spiritual influences, which reflect Unnati’s international background.

Doors open 7pm.  Music starts from 7.30pm.  Special guest appearance from Johnny Kalsi of The Dhol Foundation….  The evening ends with a DJ set by DJ Ritu (A World in London) until midnight.   Food available from 6.30pm. Advance booking advised to avoid disappointment.




Thursday 25th June – 7pm – £8

Jazz at Karamel: Simon Spillett & John Critchinson

Simon Spillett (ten sax), John Critchinson (p), Alec Dankworth (b), Stu Butterfield (d)
Simon is not only a very fine musician, having won the tenor sax category of the British Jazz Awards in 2011, but is also a renowned student of the music and a jazz journalist in his own right. He makes no secret of his love for the playing of the late Tubby Hayes and we are all looking forward to his biography of Tubby when it appears. Tonight he is joined by regular associates the wonderful John Critchinson at the piano and the highly gifted
bassist, Alec Dankworth, a member of British Jazz’s “Royal Family.” Stu Butterfieldcompletes the rhythm section.

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Friday 26th June – 7pm – FREE

Afrobase: DJs from 9pm – 2am playing African music

The next instalment of AfroBase at Kabaret, DJs, guests and we celebrate the new World Music Network album Rough Guide to African Rare Groove which features a Yam Yam track

All welcome, entrance free and there is great African food. Presented by No-Nation








522639_190028844457249_1860052061_nSaturday 27th June – 7.30pm – FREE

Society of Imaginary Friends June Soiree

We of the Society of Imaginary Friends would love to invite you to celebrate Mid Summer with us…please come to our very special and lovely Soiree featuring the best of dear old London…here on the very edge of the Alexander Palace…proud on it’s tremendous embankment with it’s proud Ariel…purveyor of the distinguished broadcast of sound..we bring you…the living proof that human consciousness is finally on the way up…William Drake……his new album “Revere Reach” is getting reverent reviews…it’s brilliant and he is with us and you can see him LIVE…then you can tell all your mates you saw him up close…rather than in the crush in front of the main stage….Dekay Ex rapper extraordinaire, will blow our minds with her alchemical fusion of word and joy… Mico (Mieko Shimizu) has promised a brand new song…first ever performance… her music is always so beautiful and moving …Mieko’s daughter Jasmine will perform a mystery piece from the classical repertoire… Millie George thrilled us last month with her very moving poetry, now she is bringing a whole theatre troop who are performing at the Edinburgh Festival this Summer this will be an extract from their stunning show..”Happy Girl”… big shout out to our very own rapper and street poet Cian Binchey who is performing his challenging and funny writings. Cian is also on his way to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe…we will Samba with Betina Fernandez who will thrill us with her breathtaking “Paracarnival”….Society of Imaginary Friends will play some songs from their up coming EP…Queen Glenna will be celebrating her official birthday…so come ready to dance the night away !!!