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Denise Chaila - Line Up

Denise Chaila & Guest

Cork Opera House

Denise Chaila is an Afro-Diasporan rapper, singer and poet. She hails from Chikankata, Zambia and is now based in Limerick, Ireland. Her music blends spoken word and rap to give voice to a transatlantic odyssey exploring identity, belonging, and home from the heart and mind of a diasporan dreamer. She uses her hyphenated identities to weave a narrative spanning continents, cultures and genres to “make space for what doesn’t yet ‘make sense’”. Her music marries art with a passion for justice and social change to build space for often forgotten stories and voices in dynamic and compelling ways.

Denise is an electric and charismatic performer who has captured audiences at live-shows, festivals and guest appearances around the country and abroad. Including; Electric Picnic (Other Voices, Little Big Tent), Body & Soul, Decolonising Sexuality Festival,Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival. Her unique take on rap and spoken word has firmly established her as one of the most important voices in Ireland.

Cork Opera House
Fri 28th –  7.00pm – 10.00pm

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MUSICIANS ON THE PLANET

– Miles Davis

Brandee Younger - Carousel

Brandee Younger is the go-to harpist of her generation, with credits ranging from veteran saxophonist Pharoah Sanders to John Legend and Drake

– Ft.com

Denise Chaila - Carousel

Denise Chaila has established herself not only as a groundbreaking and award-winning artist, but also a profoundly influential voice in modern Irish society

– Hot Press

Seun Kuti - Carousel

SEUN KUTI FURTHERS HIS FATHER (FELA KUTI’S) MESSAGE

– NPR

27 – 30 OCTober | 11am – 5.00pm | St. Peter’s Church

LISTEN UP!

Our classics playlist is a melting pot of the best in jazz that we have featured at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival over the past 44 years. You will hear Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Mel Torme, Wynton Marsalis, Buddy Rich, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Tony, Allen, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Cleo Laine, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Gerry Mulligan, Stéphane Grappelli, Sonny Rollins, Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Gregory Porter, Billy Cobham and much more