Addictive TV at Strange Brew
Headfirst Editor's Pick

"Addictive TV serve Strange Brew an audio-visual smorgasbord of global proportions with Orchestra of Samples: a digital patchwork created from hundreds of improvised musical performances across countries/decades/genres. Performed live alongside Cameroonian virtuoso Alphone Daudet Touna (of Bristol Afro-jazz favourites Hélélé) and with all profits to Bristol Refugee Fest, this is sound collage spectacle at its peak."

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Tickets £10 (Pay It Forward £20)

A gig held at Strange Brew on Friday 16th February. The event starts at 19:00.


Orchestra of Samples by Addictive TV – an audiovisual global music show with guest Alphonse Daudet Touna.

This is a delayed event from the June 2023 Festival – now being held at Strange Brew

Ethno-sampling mavericks Addictive TV bring their global music project Orchestra of Samples to Bristol. Described as “ingenious and compelling” by The Times, the acclaimed live performance is a unique musical journey without borders, taking in Senegal, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Colombia, Brazil, India and many more, connecting cultures and bringing together instruments, from traditional and rare to the newly invented.

With their project, Addictive TV filmed recording sessions around the world, for over a decade, with hundreds of musicians improvising; then sampled them all, splicing instruments together to create new music of extraordinary fusions. Joining on stage live, will be Bristol-based multi-instrumentalist Alphonse Daudet Touna from Cameroon.

Immerse yourself in mesmerising rhythmic dialogues and discover instruments you never knew existed!

“A glimpse into the very essence of music” – Cultured Vultures
“Addictive TV create the perfect integration of audio and visual technologies in their thrilling live show” – HuffPost

Support act is the Bristol Griot (David Mowat and Moussa Kouyate)
https://www.facebook.com/p/The-Bristol-Griot-100069058014190/

If you are an asylum seeker, and would like to come, please email [email protected]. We have guest list places.

Any profits made from the show will go to Bristol Refugee Festival, so we can keep putting on wonderful events like these, and supporting refugees and asylum seekers in our communities.

Thanks also to our partners LARA and Platforma Festival

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