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Family Performance: Songs with Roots II 3 Apr 2022

A simple, authentic and touching concert for anyone aged 5 years and up.

The worst imaginable thing happened: bitten by tarantula, a baby dies in its mother’s arms. Elan was there. It was the saddest thing she had ever experienced. That night, she didn’t get a wink of sleep. She left her bed to find her travel journal… “When someone leaves us, where do they go? Why are we here? How long will it take for us to be forgotten? Will we come back one day?” She had to know! Elan thought that if there was someone who could answer her questions, it would surely be someone who had lived on Earth for a long time, a very long time. She packed up her rucksack, her recorder and set off. She wasn’t going to come back for some time…

Using Elan’s story as the connecting thread, singer Aline Goffin, lutist Jan Van Outryve and animator Beatriz Bagulho breathe new life into folk songs from around the world, from the musicologist Alan Lomax’s gigantic archive.

Part of BIG BANG Dublin! 2022

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About BIG BANG Dublin!

Ireland's only international music festival for young audiences returns for what promises to be the biggest bang yet! An adventurous celebration of music of all kinds, BIG BANG Dublin! encourages curiosity and musical discovery with outstanding music performances and intriguing installations from Ireland and abroad. Fri 1st to Sun 3rd April. See the full festival programme here.

BIG BANG Dublin! is presented by The Ark in collaboration with Zonzo Compagnie with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. BIG BANG Festival is a format developed and owned by Zonzo Compagnie.