The World's Music at Oxford is a project which blends research into global musics with live performance. The concerts are free of charge and open to all.
  • Date 10 May 2019 - 7.30 p.m.
  • Location The Auditorium, Garden Quad, St John's College

The World’s Music at Oxford is a project run at St John's College, Oxford, which blends research into global musics with live performance. Our concerts are open to all students of the University and members of the general public, and are all free of charge.

The project, created in 2016, is run by postgraduate students researching a wide range of global musics. It aims to provide a platform for voices and musical styles rarely heard in Oxford and to build new links between the University and the general public.

Our events showcase renowned performers from the UK and abroad. During the performances, the musicians also explain the characteristics and contexts of the works they perform.

Supported by: St John's College, Oxford. We are also grateful for previous support from the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund, Oxford University Music Faculty, Exeter College, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the St John's MCR.

Chico Perez

Chico Pérez is a pianist and composer from Andalusia, Southern Spain. Born into a family of musicians, he quickly developed a passion for music that saw him performing in public from the age of six. He has complemented his classical training at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Jaén through projects with renowned jazz and flamenco performers such as Jorge Pardo, David Peña Dorantes, and Israel Sandoval. 

Chico Pérez will appear in Oxford playing tunes from his latest album, Gruserías, which sees him weave elements of jazz, blues, and classical music into his Spanish flamenco. He appears alongside Belén Vega (‘cante’ or singing), David Romero (double bass), and Alberto Garrido (percussion), with whom he won the Best Band Award from the Spanish National Radio and Television (RTVE).

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