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Back to the Vortex in Dalston for the second time in a less than a single week, drawn like a paper clip to the magnet that is Hannah Marshall’s musical talents. This time she was playing with Mopomoso (also here), for what has been dubbed Fete Quaqua. You can catch these miraculous musicians at the Vortex tonight, the last night they are playing in this three-day festival. It’s just a tenner if you’re waged or seven if you’ve been caught in a credit crisis crunch or some other kind of life crunch.

If you can’t get there, fear not. You can have a watch and a listen here in which the whole clan – that’s John Russel feeling up guitar, Jean Bordé climbing all over double bass, John Butcher training a saxophone in yoga, Luo Chao-yun tickling pipa, Lol Coxhill contemplating his soprano (I think) saxophone, Satoko Fukuda singing to her violin, Shabaka Hutchings coaxing reeds, Henry Lowther blowing trumpet, Hannah (hooray!) Marshall corking cello, Angelika Sheridan flying fingers on flutes, Pat Thomas rumbling keyboards, Ute Völker slamming accordion and last but so obviously not least it’s outrageous, the phenomenal Sabu Toyozumi recreating percussion – are playing. Or go here to see four of them. And for a real paper spectacular – one which all children should watch before they are boxed in by unimaginative education methods – unreal insists that you watch the video featured in this post. Fucking great. And well done to Helen Petts for her excellent video work (go here too).

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