Square_H_White R home recommended_events search_white ticket_shop trending_events
What's On In Bristol Buy Gig Tickets Trending Bristol Gigs Recommended Events in Bristol ADD EVENT
Headfirst Bristol:
Bristol Gigs Bristol Clubs Events
Saturday 18th May 2019

Kanella Collective Trio

— The Three Tuns
Kallella Collective Trio live at the Three Tuns
price: See event details


Kanella Collective Trio
Violin, Tabla and Guitar

Omer Makessa is a master percussionist, experienced performer and singer and songwriter from Martinique in the Caribbean; an island with a vibrant multi-cultural music scene. Omer grew up in a musical family, introduced to music by his father from a young age.

“Since childhood the traditional music of the Caribbean has always been close to my heart. Even when still a teenager I brought together my first fusion band, using
traditional and modern instruments - pretty radical for its time on a colonial French island. We were on the radio and performed all over the Caribbean”.

Omer moved to France in his early twenties, where he expanded his repertoire, learning from West African Master Drummers Mamady Keita (djembe), Soungalo Colibaly (djun djun) and Adama Dramé (djembe/soloist).

An accomplished musician with extensive knowledge of African, Latin and Caribbean styles, Omer fuses these styles in his own compositions:

“In my music, one can hear the influence from the beautiful island of my origin with its complex history and fusion of cultures. This inspires my music and my unique singing style."

Omer has now been living in Bristol for the last fourteen years, collaborating with different bands and artists.
For several years he worked and performed internationally as lead vocalist for Mankala - a Bristol based band playing Afrobeat and Afro-Caribbean fusion music.

“I communicate the spirit and the impulsive and happy lifestyle of Martinique in my songs; which connect to life, love, nature and come from deep within my heart.”

Omer sings in three languages, reflecting the fusion of cultures in the Caribbean. It is rare for audiences in the UK to have the opportunity to listen to songs in French, Creole, and English.

He also works extensively in the UK as a workshop leader – in both drumming workshops and working with professional dancers.

Tickets for Similar Events:

MUGSTAR  at Exchange in Bristol
Kraut/psych/space/noise rock
Molly Miranda King and Ruth Hammond  at The Bristol Fringe in Bristol
Molly Miranda King and Ruth Hammond
Afternoon Jazz at the Fringe - seated concerts for mature audiences
The Doubleclicks at Zed Alley in Bristol
The Doubleclicks
Pigeon and Bear Productions present Portland-based nerd band The Doubleclicks, plus support from Nervous Rex and Royale E Blue.
SBR presents: Repo Man and Ego Death Star  at Exchange in Bristol
SBR presents: Repo Man and Ego Death Star
Stolen Body is happy to present the new singing Repo Man to the NEW BASEMENT STAGE at The Exchange. Support comes from the newest and best n
Drahla at The Lanes in Bristol
Saturday 24th August 2019
Captured Tracks no-wave finest will be back in Bristol for a Free Entry Bank Holiday!
Queer Core - Alt. Cabaret at Exchange in Bristol
Saturday 24th August 2019
Queer Core - Alt. Cabaret
A night bringing together the weirdos, rebels and badasses from the UK cabaret scene.
Wand at The Louisiana in Bristol
Wednesday 28th August 2019
LA based five-piece warm up for End Of The Road with Gang in tow
Sasami at The Louisiana in Bristol
Thursday 29th August 2019
SASAMI will put a little bounce in your step.
Kanella Collective Trio at The Three Tuns in Bristol
01 / 01

Facebook Pages: